Led by Saddhanandi, Dhammarati and Saddhaloka
I cut my boots from the hide of the renunciation of Samsara
And with the leather of awakening from transciency and delusion.
I made my boots with the craftsmanship of deep faith in Karma,
With the dye of Non-clinging to the Myriad Forms,
And with the thread and rope of Devotion;
Bhante: To give up the untrustworthy protection offered by self-interest, to awaken to absolute insecurity, to accept that your unskilful actions of the past will have unforeseen consequences, these are the hard tasks of the spiritual life. But at some point one has to put these boots on.
Our Dharma practice is not usually sustained by a lot of detailed information, it is sustained and taken further by a few chance words that we read in a text, or in a commentary, or hear as we wait at the tea-counter in our Buddhist centre: words that for a brief moment leave us more ‘awake’ and that continue to transform our lives over the following years.
In this short ‘at home’ retreat, we’ll endeavour to bring to life some words of Milarepa and of Bhante, and in the company of fellow order members, share a deeper understanding of the text, of Milarepa’s perspective and of the implications of these teachings.
This event will be hosted via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out via email shortly before the event. You can view the full online programme here.
This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order
Start Date: 10th Jul 2020
End Date: 12th Jul 2020
This Event is by Donation (Dana). Our system requires a nominal payment when you book, which unfortunately we are unable to refund. The rest of the retreat is on a dana basis, and during the retreat there will be an appeal for dana. Any amount donated is entirely at your discretion but as a guideline for a weekend At Home retreat we suggest an amount of £50 waged and £20 unwaged, but feel free to give as much as you can and is appropriate to your circumstances.
Bursary Fund - If you can’t afford to come on retreat you might be interested in applying for our Bursary Fund.
Sorry, this retreat is now full. If you would like your name to be put on a waiting list please contact us.