Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: Gathering Generosity (Online)

Led by Ambaranta + Alobhin + Nagadipa + friends

Gathering to rejoice in Triratna volunteers, celebrating generosity and practicing together as an International community. Together we will explore "What happens when we give?", not as an abstract idea but as something lived and realised.

Daily offerings include meditation, dedication, rejoicing and celebrating generosity, spontaneous offerings, conversations that explore generosity, talks, devotional practice and transference of merit.

We encourage you to participate in the retreat as it is happening and encourage you to look after yourself when using technology for online retreats. Take plenty of breaks from direct screen time. You will be able to playback, catch up and relive some elements of the retreat by following our website links on the Playback Offerings page.

Daily Programme GMT times

Monday 23 November
(Times GMT)
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10.00am - 12 noon
An ever widening circle generosity flows
Meditation
Introduction and Dedication - Ambaranta, Alobhin and Nagadipa
Offerings

4.00pm – 6.00pm
Short talks exploring Ratnasambhava/Mamaki offered by Aryavarcin, Siddhisvari, Dharmakiriti and Bodhilila
followed by conversation and questions
Meditation

7.30pm - 9.00pm
Offerings
Ratnasambhava/Mamaki Puja
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Tuesday 24 November
(Times GMT)
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6.00am - 6.45am
Movement and Body Awareness with Irene Cena

7.00am - 8.30am
Meditation - with Adhisthana community (no teaching)

10.00am - 12 noon
Ratnavandana offering
Daily Dedication/meditation/Offerings/meditation
Talk: Stepping into the Mandala Of Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity – The heart’s natural
response to the ups and downs of life.

'' The world needs the Brahma Viharas now more than ever. They represent the most sublime states of heart and mind possible and show us the way to live in harmony and wholeness with ourselves and the world. I will share my own experience of learning to live in the Mandala of these divine States and what they can bring to our lives when we let go of the barriers we have built within ourselves that keep us from them''.

There will be time after the talk to share and/or ask questions

2.30 - 3.45 pm
Sevenfold puja composed by poet Kavyadrishti and led by Amala (Aryaloka Buddhist Centre USA)

4.00pm - 6.00pm
"Stepping into the mandala and letting-go" offered by Tejananda
Interactive Meditation

7.30pm - 9.00pm
Offerings
5 Buddha Mandala Puja offered by Ratnavandana
This is an invitation to truly enter the Mandala, allowing yourself to be immersed in the wisdom and magical qualities of the Five Jinas. They purify the poisons of Hatred, Craving, Envy and Pride into Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity.

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Wednesday 25 November
(Times GMT)
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6.00am - 6.45am
Movement and Body Awareness with Irene Cena

7.00am - 8.30am
Meditation with Adhisthana community (no teaching)

10.00am - 12noon
Daily Dedication/meditation/Offerings/meditation

4.00pm - 6.00pm
Talk: The Myth of Avalokiteshvara offered by Parami
followed by conversation with Parami, Vidyasara, +TBC

7.30pm - 9.00pm
Offerings
Green Tara Puja : Born from the tears of Avalokitesvara
Shuddhakirti
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Thursday 26 November
(Times GMT)
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6.00am - 6.45 am
Movement and Body Awareness with Irene Cena

7.00am - 8.30am
Daily dedication, Meditation and Offerings

10.00am - 12noon
Meditation and Closing the Mandala
Alobhin, Nagadipa, Ambaranta and friends

Visit the Gathering Generosity website here: https://www.generositygatheringlive.com/

And check out the event's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqx-a4i0hfD8VXTLU8R6rQ

People from different time zones are very welcome!

More detailed information about the programme will be available here soon.

This Retreat/Gathering was originally an in-person retreat for Triratna Volunteers and has now been opened up to both Triratna Volunteers and anyone who would like to gather to celebrate Generosity and to rejoice in Triratna Volunteers. The Gathering/retreat will be run online.

This retreat is open to people of all levels of experience

Start Date: 23rd Nov 2020
End Date: 26th Nov 2020
Deposit: £5

This Event is by Donation (Dana). Booking includes a non-refundable deposit. Payment above this is on a dana basis, and during the retreat there will be an appeal for dana. If the deposit prevents you from booking, please get in contact via admin@adhisthana.org.

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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