Orpheus in the Buddha-realm: A Retreat for Classical Musicians

Led by Vidyaruchi, with support from Akashadeva, Manidhāra, and Ratnādhya.

"For me music was not the brandy of the damned but the ambrosia of the blessed, and swept me up to heights of ecstasy in a way that even poetry could not do."

So said Sangharakshita, who discovered classical music whilst in his teens and remained a lover of it throughout his life, even maintaining that it could lead one into samadhi. It is remarkable how many people within Triratna not only love music but play instruments themselves, and on this unique retreat they will have the chance to meet, share inspiration, explore the relationship between music and Dharma practice, play and listen deeply to music together, and perform in a small concert.

The retreat is a private event, open to anyone involved in Triratna at any level, who plays classical music to any standard. Classical music is specified to ensure we have sufficient overlap of interest to play together. For more information or questions, contact Vidyaruchi: vidyaruchi@yahoo.com

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: Anyone who has learnt Triratna meditation

Start date: 19th Jun 2024
End date: 23rd Jun 2024
Event Type: Residential

Price: Standard £220  |  Concession £175  |  Financial Assistance £135
Non-refundable deposit: £70 (included in prices above)

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