Adhisthana Retreats

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Event Title: Madhyamaka and/or Yogacara

Led by Dhivan + Silavadin

Buddhist philosophy in the first millenium in India flourished mainly in two different schools: Madhyamaka with its non-theory of emptiness, and Yogacara with its conciousness-only view. Sometimes they are presented as if you need to choose between the two, as between the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky, as if you can’t have both. But they might also be seen as complementary.

In this seminar we are going to explore the leading ideas of both schools. We will be introduced to the wonderful and subtle thought of Nagarjuna, Vasubhandu, Dignaga, Chandrakirti, and others. How does this relate to Sangharakshita’s thinking? What are the merits and pitfalls of each school? And what is the meaning of all this for a buddhist practioner?

A seminar for Order Members and Mitras with talks, reflections and discussion groups.

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

Start Date: 24th Jan 2019
End Date: 27th Jan 2019
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.