Retreats

Retreats

Retreats

Going on retreat means leaving distractions and responsibilities for a short time and instead taking the opportunity to develop awareness, deepen meditation and let the beautiful surroundings affect you. You get to meet other people with an interest and practice in the Dharma (the Buddha’s teachings) and be well fed! There is usually a theme for the retreat that will be explored and the time to reflect on it as well as time just to be yourself.

The Parable of the Burning House: 17th to 19th November 2017
A Weekend Retreat Led by: Karunavajra, Sanghadarsini, and Sanghadeva

On this retreat we will be looking at the timeless story from the White Lotus Sutra of The Parable of the Burning House. Which is not only relevant as microcosm for the state of the world today but which also has valuable pointers to our own individual human predicament and how this may be resolved.
We will, of course, have opportunity to go deeper into the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices, enjoy the Herefordshire countryside and spend time with each other.
We will also practicing silence for short periods and have the opportunity to be introduced to Buddhist ritual.
Open to all from the Warwick, Solihull, Ledbury, Leominster and Hereford Buddhism and Meditation Groups.
Cost: £120 (waged), £80 (unwaged).

The retreat location will be at November 17th -19th at Adhisthana, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1JL 
Please book with a £50 non-refundable deposit via warwick.triratna@gmail.com 

Seeing More Clearly: Thinking as a Spiritual Practice Ethics: 10th September 2017   

This workshop day in the beautiful surrounds of Adhisthana and is  an opportunity to learn how to use Critical Thinking as part of Dharma practice to help in cutting through illusion and seeing more clearly.  No prior knowledge of Critical Thinking is expected. The day retreat will be led by Viryanaya and will be from 10am until 4pm on the 10th September.

To attend this retreat you need to have learned the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavna meditations often taught on Triratna introductory courses.

Cost is by donation apart from £10 booking fee, lunch included.

Book through the Adhisthana website http://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=236 and for more information, contact Viryanaya at dharmaxina@talktalk.net

Practising Ethics: Developing ethical awareness using the mind, the heart and the body. 6th – 8th October 2017

 Cancelled, but will be rescheduled in Spring 2018

This retreat will be be looking at how we develop ethical awareness through discussion, ritual and awareness of the body within our practice. We will be mindful, play, meditate and enjoy nature at Anybody’s Barn near the Malvern Hills. The retreat will be led by Viryanaya and will be from  5.30pm on Friday 6th October until 2.30pm-ish on Sunday 8th October.

To attend this retreat you need to have learned the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavna meditations often taught on Triratna introductory courses.

Cost £60 (concession) or £85 (waged) including food. All meals are vegan with cow’s milk available. Non-returnable booking fee £20 (deducted from final cost).

Anybody’s Barn location is located at Birchwood Hall, Storridge, Nr Malvern, Worcestershire. WR13 5EZ. Directions http://anybodysbarn.co.uk/how-to-find-us/ . Lifts can be arranged

If you would like to attend this retreat please book by email at dharmaxina@talktalk.net

Further Weekend Retreats planned in 2017 (Details to be confirmed)

Friday 15th to the Sun 17th December 

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