Going for Refuge Weekend

"Hitting the Wall"

What happens when we lose our inspiration and practice seems hard and something of a slog? What helps us touch our faith again and how do we think our faith manifests? If you've ever felt being a dharma practitioner is difficult at times come and explore with others why this is and how it can be used as an opportunity for growth and increased understanding.

This is a chance for a booster shot of Tiratanaloka and to spend time with sangha friends.

 

 

 

£135.00

Going for Refuge (for carers only)

£295.00

“We too are capable of gaining Enlightenment. This is what committing oneself to the Buddha means....It means recognizing Buddhahood as a practical ideal for human beings, and actually devoting all one’s energies toward the realization of that ideal.”

The theme of this retreat is Sangharakshita’s unique vision of the act of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels as the “central and definitive act of the Buddhist life”. We will explore the levels and aspects of this act and how they are supported by a mandala of teachings and practices. 

Going for Refuge

“We too are capable of gaining Enlightenment. This is what committing oneself to the Buddha means....It means recognizing Buddhahood as a practical ideal for human beings, and actually devoting all one’s energies toward the realization of that ideal.”

The theme of this retreat is Sangharakshita’s unique vision of the act of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels as the “central and definitive act of the Buddhist life”. We will explore the levels and aspects of this act and how they are supported by a mandala of teachings and practices. 

 

£485.00

Going for Refuge

“We too are capable of gaining Enlightenment. This is what committing oneself to the Buddha means....It means recognizing Buddhahood as a practical ideal for human beings, and actually devoting all one’s energies toward the realization of that ideal.”

The theme of this retreat is Sangharakshita’s unique vision of the act of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels as the “central and definitive act of the Buddhist life”. We will explore the levels and aspects of this act and how they are supported by a mandala of teachings and practices. 

£385.00

The Bodhisattva Path

“Serving the Dharma always means serving other people, for there is no Dharma apart from people...the Dharma is inherently compassionate. ” (Subhuti)

How do we bring an altruistic aspect to our Going for Refuge? What is the truth behind becoming less selfish? On this retreat we’ll look at the path of the Bodhisattva and its relevance to us as members and future members of the Order.

£485.00

The Mythic Context

£485.00

“The psyche in its wholeness consists of both the conscious and the unconscious. The unconscious, non-rational part of us is by far the larger part of our total nature, and its importance is far greater than we generally care to recognise.”

On this retreat we’ll create together a meditative space in which we can engage with that imaginative element and our own path towards it. This will be supported by the Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice.

The Six Guidelines

This is a good introductory retreat for women who have recently asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, but also great material for anyone to explore. We’ll be studying papers written by members of the Tiratanaloka team, which give a particular framework within which we can look at our progress to ordination and beyond.

This retreat will be held at Adhisthana. Please book via their website.

The System of Practice

£485.00

“What you do at work, what you do in your home, whether you live on your own, with a family, or in a community. Whatever the situation, where are these five aspects in play?” (Subhuti).

We will be exploring Sangharakshita’s exposition of the five aspects of the spiritual life: integration, positive emotion, spiritual death, spiritual rebirth and spiritual receptivity and how they apply to our life and practice.