Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: Contemplating the Diamond Sutra

Led by Vajrapriya

The Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra precipitated Sangharakshita’s Buddhist life and so is a pivotal text in Triratna. It is a dialogue between the Buddha and his disciple Subhuti, paradoxical and repetitive, but it ends with a simple list of nine images to communicate the true sunya nature of conditioned existence.

As stars, a fault of vision, as a lamp,
A mock show, dew drops, or a bubble,
A dream, a lightning flash, or cloud,
So should one view what is conditioned.

These images, when contemplated, have the imaginative power to lead us into a deeper understanding of sunyata. On this small Order retreat, we will engage with the full significance of these images, using discussion, reflection exercises and contemplative meditation.

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.

For long events (4 nights or more) you can pay either the £78 non-refundable deposit or the full amount.

This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Start Date: 30th Oct 2020
End Date: 6th Nov 2020
Deposit: £78
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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