Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: Triratna International Gathering: Alchemy of the Dharma

# If you want to book last minute, please go to reception as we cannot process any more online bookings.
There might be room spaces if there are last minute cancellations, but otherwise it will be for camping or staying off-site. At reception, they will instruct you and you can pay in the office each morning from 9:30-10:00.#

Triratna Buddhist Centres from across Europe, Adhisthana and Buddhafield are joining forces for the sixth Triratna International Gathering. Part festival, part retreat, this family-friendly event at Adhisthana will bring together 500 people expressing something of our depth, breadth and diversity.

Alchemy is the magical art of turning base materials into gold, a potent metaphor for what we are trying to do in our Dharma lives. How do we transform the ‘base material’ of ourselves, our spiritual community, and the wider society into ‘gold’, into ‘personal’ riches, shared riches and the sustaining riches of engaged, loving wisdom?

Full details of the programme are available at thebuddhistcentre.com here is a snippet:

* excellent Dharma talks exploring the theme from Ratnaguna, Sanghamani and Prasadacarin
* music, artistic endeavours, philosophical explorations
* study, discussion, hanging out, meditation, puja
* Buddhafield’s structures for a variety of events, including supervised children's activities
* weather! hopefully pleasant as a mostly camping event, but every day is a fine day!

Such a large gathering of people from all over the Triratna world, in a beautiful and rural environment, aims to inspire, uplift and facilitate connection across the wider Triratna community. It is open to all, newcomers to order members, and people of all ages — including children. Everyone is welcome!

Click here for latest updates and full programme information

Here’s a video from footage shot 2 years ago

Please make a booking for each individual person coming on this event. There are booking links below for Non-UK based adults, UK based adults, children from either region, and day visitors from any region. If you are interested in travelling with and block-booking with your local sangha or centre, then speak with them and they will get in contact with us.

Non-UK (overseas) booking for adults:
To book for an adult based overseas - click here

UK based bookings for adults:
To book for an adult based in the UK - click here

Children's booking 3-18 years old (all locations):
To book for a child - click here

Day visitor booking (no accommodation):
To book as a day visitor - click here

This retreat is open to people of all levels of experience

Start Date: 22nd Aug 2019
End Date: 26th Aug 2019

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

This retreat is nearly full. Please ring or email to confirm a place is available before trying to book.

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