'So long as we are wholly occupied with ourselves, chasing after every bauble that we vainly think will satisfy the cravings of our heart, there is no noble path. Only when our eyes have been opened to the fact that we are but a tiny part of a measureless, whole, only when we begin to realise how impermanent a thing is our temporary individuality can we even enter upon this path.
When our eyes are opened to the great mystery of existence, the impermanence of every individuality, we are likely to be assailed by doubt and indecision as to our action. To do or not to do, after all my individuality is impermanent, why do anything, are questions which make us indecisive or inactive. But that will not do in life. We must make up our mind to follow the teacher, to accept the truth and to enter on the struggle or we will get no further.’ Dr Ambedkar
A weekend retreat for women of colour to explore how Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels manifests in our lives. How have our experiences in life and of life turned us towards truth and beauty? How can we fulfil the deepest longings of our heart? How does becoming, or being, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order embody a collective vision of our personal journey?