Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: Future Dharma Teachers - Training for newer Order Members

Led by Ratnaguna + team

Are you recently ordained, or thinking about starting to teach more at your centre or group? Then this retreat is for you.

Over the week we'll explore what it means to teach the Dharma, how to become the best teacher you can be, and how teaching the Dharma is, or can be, a spiritual practice. There is no one 'right' way to teach; each teacher will find their own particular style that allows them to communicate the Dharma, and themselves, most fully and effectively. On this retreat we'll help you to find your own particular 'voice', and then develop it.

You'll have the opportunity to try out the different formats of teaching that we currently use in Triratna: newcomer’s meditation and Buddhism courses, leading guided meditations, study and discussion groups, and giving talks, and receive constructive feedback about how you can improve as a teacher.

Ratnaguna will offer further mentoring for you as you take your next steps in teaching the Dharma.


‘A single bodhisattva may establish many hundreds of thousands of living beings in enlightenment without his mindfulness being diminished. In fact, not only does it not diminish, it grows stronger. Likewise, the more you teach and demonstrate virtuous qualities to others, the more you grow with respect to these virtuous qualities. This is the door of the Dharma called "The Inexhaustible Lamp.”’
The Vimalakirti Nirdesa

This year Adhisthana hosts a series of retreats that focus on how we can communicate the living truth of the Dharma effectively at Centres. They take up teaching as a practice in its own right. Sikkhā is a combined initiative of the College, International Council and Adhisthana. Building on a common body of knowledge on integration, positive emotion and receptivity at Triratna Centres, these retreats draw attention to the effective teaching of spiritual death and rebirth.

How can we present the radical and transformative vision of the dharma, and how can we embody and communicate a depth of reflection and wisdom? With Ratnaguna’s experience in teacher training in the movement, he will be leading retreats and mentoring new and experienced teachers through the year, at Adhisthana and elsewhere across the world. He joins up with a number of others to offer a range of training options. Which retreat is right for you?

Future Dharma Teachers – Training for newer Order Members
8-15 June
Ratnaguna & team

Radical Dharma - A training in teaching that inspires
3 – 10 August 2018

Intensive Teacher Training Week:
Venue: London Buddhist Centre
19th - 23rd November 2018
Subhadramati, Ratnaguna & Maitreyabandhu 
Venue: Manchester Buddhist Centre
21 - 25 May 2018
Ratnaguna & team

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 8th Jun 2018
End Date: 15th Jun 2018
Deposit: £78
Price: £259 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £182 (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.