Ethics to Insight

“What prevents many of us from confessing and from being more open generally is the feeling that if other people knew us as we were, then they would no longer accept us.”

We will explore the relationship between our actions, our speech and our minds, and what it means for us to take on the ten precepts at ordination. We also will experience the practice of confession and how that helps us unfold to our greater potential.

£485.00

Ethics to Insight

“What prevents many of us from confessing and from being more open generally is the feeling that if other people knew us as we were, then they would no longer accept us.”

We will explore the relationship between our actions, our speech and our minds, and what it means for us to take on the ten precepts at ordination. We also will experience the practice of confession and how that helps us unfold to our greater potential.

This retreat will be bilingual, offering a group for women who only speak German.

£485.00

What Is The Order?

“The duty of my disciples is to adhere faithfully to the teaching they have received from me [Sangharakshita], to practice faithfully in accordance with that, and to do their best to hand it faithfully on to others.”

Do we see the Order as a practice in itself or as a support for our own individual practice? What does it mean to be a free association of individuals? We’ll be examining kalyana mitrata and the significance of the private and public ordinations in order to find our own answers.

£385.00

What Is The Order?

“The duty of my disciples is to adhere faithfully to the teaching they have received from me [Sangharakshita], to practice faithfully in accordance with that, and to do their best to hand it faithfully on to others.”

Do we see the Order as a practice in itself or as a support for our own individual practice? What does it mean to be a free association of individuals? We’ll be examining kalyana mitrata and the significance of the private and public ordinations in order to find our own answers.

£485.00

The Transcendental Principle

“As knowledge becomes clearer, faith grows firmer”. 

An opportunity to study Chapter 1 of ‘A Survey of Buddhism’ - Sangharakshita’s seminal work - on the importance of pratītya-samutpāda, the essence of the Buddha’s teaching, including teachings such as the Four Noble Truths, the lakshanas and the spiral path.

£485.00

The Transcendental Principle

£475.00

“Once we have understood and are fully convinced about the nature of reality as Pratītyasamutpāda, we align ourselves with those regularities or laws that lead us to liberation”

An opportunity to study Chapter 1 of ‘A Survey of Buddhism’ - Sangharakshita’s seminal work - on the importance of pratītya-samutpāda, the essence of the Buddha’s teaching.

The System of Practice

£475.00

“...all five aspects...are not thought, they are felt, and you need to be able to sense them in the midst of your life.” (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.

Ethics To Insight

“It is quite important to be sure within oneself whether one is really leading a moral life or just respecting the prejudices of the group within which one happens to be.”

We will explore the relationship between our actions, our speech and our minds, and what it means for us to take on the ten precepts at ordination. We also will experience the practice of confession and how that helps us unfold to our greater potential.

£475.00