Going for Refuge

£485.00

"As a committed Buddhist one goes for Refuge - or tries to - all the time. As one's appreciation of the Three Jewels grows, one's Going for Refuge becomes correspondingly more profound. And this can sometimes have surprising results."  Sangharakshita has said that the act of Going for Refuge is what makes one a Buddhist. What does this actually mean? And what are the possible results of this act for us?

Going for Refuge weekend

£135.00

"The stillness and simplicity of a retreat provides the ideal basis for a heightened and consistent emotional positivity." A chance for a booster shot of Tiratanaloka and to spend time with sangha friends. Maybe your Going for Refuge group might like to come together. The theme of the weekend will be advertised closer to the date (sign up for our newsletter to recieve this). 

Going for Refuge

£485.00

"As a committed Buddhist one goes for Refuge - or tries to - all the time. As one's appreciation of the Three Jewels grows, one's Going for Refuge becomes correspondingly more profound. And this can sometimes have surprising results."  Sangharakshita has said that the act of Going for Refuge is what makes one a Buddhist. What does this actually mean? And what are the possible results of this act for us?

Going for Refuge

"As a committed Buddhist one goes for Refuge - or tries to - all the time. As one's appreciation of the Three Jewels grows, one's Going for Refuge becomes correspondingly more profound. And this can sometimes have surprising results."  Sangharakshita has said that the act of Going for Refuge is what makes one a Buddhist. What does this actually mean? And what are the possible results of this act for us?

£385.00

The Mythic Context

"When our life is inspired by a mythic dimension, we are working out on the historical plane something that is of archetypal significance. And the bodhicitta, one could say, is the myth that inspires the Buddhist spiritual community." This retreat will be looking at the mythic dimension, our need for spiritual receptivity, and how we can develop this, especially in relation to the Refuge Tree. This will be supported by the Going for Refuge and Prostration practice, pujas and meditation.

£485.00

Transcendental Principle

£485.00

"It is true that transcendental insight itself is independant of conceptual thought, but it doesn't just appear out of nowhere. It arises on the basis of the conceptual expression of the Dharma...Intellectual understanding comes first: it's a sort of springboard." Looking at Chapter 1 of 'A Survey of Buddhism' together helps take our understanding of this material to a deeper level and helps clarify some of the most important teachings in Buddhism, including the lakshanas, pratitya-samutpada and the Middle way. 

Transcendental Principle

"It is true that transcendental insight itself is independant of conceptual thought, but it doesn't just appear out of nowhere. It arises on the basis of the conceptual expression of the Dharma...Intellectual understanding comes first: it's a sort of springboard." Looking at Chapter 1 of 'A Survey of Buddhism' together helps take our understanding of this material to a deeper level and helps clarify some of the most important teachings in Buddhism, including the lakshanas, pratitya-samutpada and the Middle way. 

£485.00

Ethics to Insight

"According to the Buddha's teaching actions are right or wrong, perfect or imperfect, according to the state of mind with which they are performed." On this retreat we will be exploring the ten precepts and how they impact our daily lives for the better. We will also explore the practice of confession and how this is an aid to our practice as a whole.

£485.00

Ethics to Insight (for carer's only) or Ethics II

"We don't want an ethics of guilt, an ethics of fear: we want an ethics of growth and development, which is what we have in Buddhism." On this retreat there will be the opportunity for carer's to explore the ten precepts and the practice of confession, whilst other groups will study Ethics II, exploring more deeply into the mind precepts.

**The Ethics II retreat is for those who have been on an Ethics to Insight with us previously **

 

£295.00