Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: The Inexhaustible Lamp: a teacher training retreat for all Order Members

Led by Ratnaguna, Nibbhaya + team

"A single bodhisattva may establish many hundreds of thousands of living beings in enlightenment without his mindfulness being diminished. In fact, not only does it not diminish, it grows stronger. Likewise, the more you teach and demonstrate virtuous qualities to others, the more you grow with respect to these virtuous qualities. This is the door of the Dharma called "The Inexhaustible Lamp.""
– The Vimalakirti Nirdesa

Last year we ran a teacher training retreat for newer Order members - those with either no Dharma teaching experience, or very little. This year we want to extend this to all Order members, whether experienced Dharma teachers or not.

Those with little experience will benefit from learning what it means to teach the Dharma, how to become the best teacher they can be, and how teaching the Dharma is - or can be - a spiritual practice. There is no one 'right' way to teach; each teacher will find their own particular style that allows them to communicate the Dharma - and themselves - most fully and effectively. On this retreat we'll help you to find your own particular 'voice', and then develop it.

Those who are already experienced teachers will benefit from looking afresh at their teaching. It’s very common for experienced teachers to find a way of teaching that is effective - or at least was once! - and continue to do that without much development. Their teaching can thus become a little dull, both for their students and for themselves, and this often leads to a feeling of reluctance to teach. On this retreat we will encourage you to develop as teachers, to make sure that your teaching is fresh and exciting, and to make sure that your teaching is a real spiritual practice.

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 10th May 2019
End Date: 17th May 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.