Taste of Freedom | International Sanghas Retreat

28 Mar – 1 APR | led by Saddhanandi, Dhammarati, Khemabandhu + the Adhisthana Communities

How free will you become?

A thoroughly international celebration of our community, with presentations and discussions in various languages, join sanghas from across Europe and around the world, as well as experienced teachers and the Adhisthana Community for pithy, pragmatic and surprisingly bold teachings from Sangharakshita’s ‘The Taste of Freedom’.

We’ll explore freedom (and the lack of it), of individuality and even the mysterious quality of the Dharma itself.

You can join us in-person at Adhisthana in Herefordshire, England or participate online from wherever you are. We are arranging interpretation into various languages with details to follow. We’re expecting to confirm French and Polish interpretation for in-person retreatants and Turkish and Spanish interpretation for online retreatants.

If you aren’t affiliated with one of the participating sanghas you are still very welcome to come, although book early under the ‘Open’ option as places are limited. If you would like your sangha to be included, contact your Chair and then get in touch, otherwise just book on and bring your friends!

We invite you to watch the video (or read the booklet) below before the retreat. The video is currently available with French, German, Turkish, Swedish and Czech subtitles and we’re working towards adding Polish and Spanish. This is the oldest recorded talk of Sangharakshita!

The Dharma-Vinaya, the principle and the practice of the Buddha, is a shoreless ocean. We can see no end to it. And it’s not something fixed, rigid, static, unmoving, unchanging. It’s full of life, it’s full of movement, it’s continually adapting itself to the needs of living beings.

Draft programme

ThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayMonday
7am (UK time)MeditationMeditationMeditationMeditation
10.30am (UK time)Meditation with Dhammarati: an Anapanasati approach to freedom

Discussion groups
Meditation with Dhammarati: an Anapanasati approach to the fetter of self-view & habit

Discussion groups
Meditation with Dhammarati: an Anapanasati approach to the fetter of superficiality & rights and rituals

Discussion groups
Meditation with Dhammarati: an Anapanasati approach to the fetter of vagueness & doubt

Discussion groups
4pm (UK time)Talk: The Fetter of Habit and the Freedom of Creativity

Meditative Reflection
Talk: The Fetter of Superficiality and the Freedom of Commitment

Meditative Reflection
Talk: The Fetter of Vagueness and the Freedom of Clarity

Meditative Reflection
7.30pm (UK time)Introductory Talk: the Nature of Freedom

Multi-lingual Dedication Ceremony
Two Short Talks: A point of Freedom

International Puja

(silence overnight until 10.30am)
Two Short Talks: A point of Freedom

International Puja

(silence overnight until 10.30am)
Two Short Talks: A point of Freedom

International Puja

(silence overnight until 10.30am)

Please note, that the clocks change early on Sunday morning in the UK during this retreat.

Language availability

LanguageTalksIn person discussion groupsOnline discussion groupsVideo subtitles
EnglishIn person and onlineYesYesYes
PolishIn personYesNoComing soon
FrenchIn personYesNoYes
TurkishOnlineYesYesYes
SpanishOnlineYesYesYes
Swedish/NorwegianNoYesNoYes

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