20 – 27 Sept | led by Paramartha
One thing — when developed & pursued — leads solely to disenchantment, to dispassion, to cessation, to stilling, to direct knowledge, to self-awakening, to Unbinding. Which one thing? Recollection of the Buddha.
I will sing you the praises of the way to the beyond…
A key to the spiritual life, the imagination is a major aspect of our practice within the Triratna Buddhist Order. On this retreat, immerse your heart and mind in recollecting the Buddha, develop and engage your imagination as we come together to practice Buddhanusati, a practice the Buddha himself was said to have taught.
You too should let that strength release you. You too will go to the further shore.
We will study, reflect, meditate as well as engage in devotional ritual together. Study materials will be drawn from both traditional sources as well as Sangharakshita’s seminar material, writings and poetry.
I shall go beyond change. I shall go beyond comparisons. There are no more doubts. You may consider this as mind released.
Seminar Retreats offer an intimate setting to look in-depth at Bhante’s exposition of key texts, bring us closer to the mind behind the teaching, and understand their relevance to our lives and practice. Places are very limited so book early.
Reception is from 4pm on the day of arrival, with the retreat beginning with supper at 6pm.
While you’re here you will be participating in communal life. This includes meditating with everyone on site in the main shrine room in the morning, taking part in daily tasks and at the end of your retreat you will help us to prepare the retreat centre for the next group to join us.
With this in mind, the retreat will finish after the clear-up, so if travelling on public transport, please book a train after 11am.
The deposit for all our events is non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances. For this event, the deposit is £70.
For: Order Members
Start date: 20th Sep 2024
End date: 27th Sep 2024
Event Type: Residential
Price: Standard £325 | Concession £265 | Financial Assistance £210
Non-refundable deposit: £70 (included in prices above)
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