Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: The Smooth Path to Emancipation: the Mula Yogas

Led by Parami + team

Mula is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘root’ and ‘foundation’, while Yoga simply means ‘that unites’. In a talk given in 1968, Sangharakshita said they are so called because they are practices which initiate the process of integrating one part of our nature with another, culminating in the state of perfect integration: integration of wisdom and compassion, sunyata and bliss, at the highest level, which is Buddhahood.

The traditional Mula Yogas were revised for the Order in 1992 and it is these which we will explore: the Bodhicitta practice; the Guru Yoga; the Vajrasattva visualisation and the Offering of the Mandala. We will also look at the Going for Refuge and prostration practice.

In 2016 Parami had a number of conversations with Bhante about the Mula Yogas. He is keen that all Order Members have some experience of these practices and suggested that it would be very beneficial to hold retreats exploring them at Adhisthana. Bhante also made it clear that such retreats would include discussion, study and devotion alongside the meditation practices themselves.

The retreat will start with dinner at 18:00 and you are welcome to arrive on site after 16:00, it will end at 10:30 on the last day.

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 15th Nov 2019
End Date: 22nd Nov 2019
Deposit: £74
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.

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