The Udāna is a collection of verses (‘udānas’ or ‘inspired utterances’) in the Pāli language, together with prose stories for each, including famous discourses like those on Mucalinda, Bāhiya and Meghiya. These verses and stories communicate some of the core teachings of early Buddhism in attractive and sometimes mysterious forms. On this study retreat we will dive deep into early Buddhist doctrine, history and language, guided by Sangharakshita’s seminars on the Udāna, newly edited by Vidyadevi, and just published in Sangharakshita Complete Works vol.10.
This retreat is open to Order members and mitras with an interest in the scholarly study of Buddhism, its literature and languages. It is organised by the Triratna Scholars Network, following previous retreats on the Spiral Path, and on the Aṭṭhakavagga and Perfection of Wisdom. There will be daily study and discussion in a seminar-style setting, but there will also be afternoon meditation together on the theme of the retreat, to develop insight as well as knowledge. There will be some recommended preparatory reading. Please contact Dhivan if you are considering signing up but have questions.
Wisdom Before Words: Studying the Udāna with Sangharakshita’s commentary
Led by Dhivan, Sāgaramati and team
This retreat is for Triratna Mitras and members of the Triratna Buddhist Order only
Start Date: 10th Dec 2021
End Date: 17th Dec 2021
Event Type: Residential
Price: £273 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £196 (Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit))
If you can’t afford to come on retreat you might be interested in our bursary fund.