Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: This Being, That Becomes

Led by Sagaramati

"When things become manifest
To the ardent meditating Brahmin,
All his doubts then vanish since he understands
Each thing along with its cause.

When things become manifest
To the ardent meditating Brahmin,
He abides scattering Mara’s host
Like the sun illumining the sky.”

Seeing phenomena arising and ceasing, dependent on conditions, the Buddha dispels Mara’s army and lights up the firmament. Sagaramati will lead a seminar exploring the relationship between conditioned arising and Enlightenment, drawing on some of the earliest sources, Pali and Sanskrit translations of the Udana, as well as later Mahayana texts from Vasubandhu and Nagarjuna which teach the ‘three natures’ and the correspondence between pratitya samutpada and sunyata.


The Dharmapala College, founded in 2006 at Madhyamaloka, developed a programme of seminars exploring the background of and contemporary takes on particular Buddhist schools and teachings, as well as a number of arts seminars and other trainings. They initiated ‘communities of enquiry’: open explorations of Buddhist teachings in cultural, philosophical and psychological context. This thread has been picked up and woven through some of our events and retreats at Adhisthana, but this year we’re running two events more explicitly with the purpose of developing a community of enquiry.

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 4th May 2018
End Date: 7th May 2018
Deposit: £78
Price: £111 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £78 (Unwaged/Unsupported (including deposit))

Bursary Fund - If you can’t afford to come on retreat you might be interested in applying for our Bursary Fund.