Adhisthana Retreats

Event Title: Sub30 Online retreat: The Taste of Freedom

Led by Led by a team of Young Order Members

‘The three fetters – of habit, of superficiality, and of vagueness – are broken by means of Insight, that is, by means of knowledge and vision of things as they really are… by our becoming creative, committed, and clear. When Insight arises, one enters the Stream, the Stream that leads directly to Enlightenment… one becomes a true individual. And as a true individual, one can experience vimutti [… a pali term which translates as `release', `emancipation', or `freedom'…], one can enjoy the taste of freedom.’ – The Taste of Freedom, 1979, Urgyen Sangharakshita

Drawing inspiration from Sangharakshita's rousing (and much-loved) 1979 lecture, we’ll use our computer screens to meditate together, hear short talks, gather in discussion groups and try some online rituals – with plenty of breaks in-between to save our eyes (& our minds!)

If you’re aged 30 or under, then this retreat is for you – it doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to meditation and Buddhism, or have lots of experience of, just come along!

UK & Ireland Time (GMT) followed by [Central European Time]

7.30pm - 9.30pm Introductions & Opening Ritual [8.30pm – 10.30pm CET]

7.00am - 8.30am Meditation* [8am - 9.30am CET]
10.30am - 12.45pm Three short talks, each followed by discussion [11.30am - 1.45pm CET]
4pm - 5.30pm Meditation Workshop [5pm - 6.30pm CET]
7.30pm - 9.30pm Groups & Ritual [8.30pm – 10.30pm CET]

7.00am - 8.30am Meditation* [8am - 9.30am CET]
10.30am- 12.45pm Meditation, Personal Talks, Groups & Closing Ritual [11.30am - 1.45pm CET]

* The 7am meditation will have separate sessions for beginners & regulars

Please note: For our online retreats we send out the Zoom link and information for the retreat 24 hours before the retreat starts. This means you will not receive the information from us until 11/03/21

This retreat is open to people of all levels of experience

Start Date: 12th Mar 2021
End Date: 14th Mar 2021
Deposit: £20

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

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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