Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: Dukkha + the Unbiased

Led by Saddhanandi + Vessantara

‘In practice, dukkha has to be understood, its origin has to be abandoned, its cessation has to be realised, and the path to this realisation has to be developed.’
Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realisation, Analayo
In every moment we look at experience in ways that either create dukkha, or in ways that free ourselves and others from dukkha, and in the process uncover a deeper level of truth. On this retreat we’ll have the chance to explore how awareness of the unsatisfactory nature of conditioned phenomena will lead to liberation, the freedom of the Unbiased, and how our resistance to that awareness will led to further entrenchment of habits and views. This is a meditation retreat with presentations and some discussion.

‘Perceiving conditioned things as dukkha means realising that even the best of them are incapable of giving full and permanent satisfaction to the human heart… Here, since the true nature of these experiences has been understood and there exists neither attraction nor aversion, nor even indifference, no bias or tendency towards greed, hatred or delusion obtains. Nirvana is called the Unbiased because of its complete immunity from these three poisons.’

The Three Jewels, Sangharakshita, 1967

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 7th Sep 2018
End Date: 14th Sep 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.