Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: The Shepherd's Search for Mind

Led by Parami + Bodhiketu

‘One cannot see in full the nature of mind,
though he may have a glimpse of it,
If it has been pointed out by others.

If one relies not on this glimpse,
But continues searching for the nature of mind
He will see it fully in the end.
Dear shepherd, in this way you should observe your mind.’

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

Parami and Bodhiketu will revisit the seminar Bhante led in 1976 on Milarepa’s encounter with a young shepherd boy. Milarepa leads the shepherd boy in a direct enquiry into the nature of mind, and his receptive student responds with faith, humility and zeal. His instructions encourage the flowering of the creative mind: alive, spontaneous and free. Come and enquire into the raw material of your own mind through meditation and dharmic exploration over a weekend for Order Members and Mitras in the 50th anniversary year of the Triratna Order.

'The mind is the raw material; the mind is the stuff, as it were, of enlightenment.'
The Shepherd’s Search for Mind Seminar, Sangharakshita, 1976

[This year we are holding two special gatherings in celebration of 50 years of our Order and Community, for Order Members and Mitras. These weekends will be led by members of the Adhisthana Community revisiting texts on which Sangharakshita led seminars in the early days of Triratna.

The first weekend will be on the Endlessly Fascinating Cry, over the weekend of the 6-8 April, led by 
Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi

This retreat is for Triratna Mitras and members of the Triratna Buddhist Order only

Start Date: 21st Sep 2018
End Date: 23rd Sep 2018
Deposit: £52
Price: £74 (Waged/Supported (including deposit)) / £52 (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.