Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: The Inexhaustible Lamp: teacher training retreat

Led by Ratnaguna, Nibbhaya, and Lilamani.

"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

This retreat is for all Order members interested in teaching the Dharma, whether they have little or much experience of teaching.

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: 3rd May 2020
End Date: 10th May 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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