What is the Order?


“There is something about the movement, the Order and even about me that is not easily definable. There is a touch of something that cannot be buttoned down, something that cannot in the end be defined. Everyone will need to take care of that rather mysterious, indefinable spirit that gives the movement life and energy.”  Sangharakshita, ‘What is the Western Buddhist Order?’

What does it mean for each of us to join the Order – is it a support or a practice in itself?   What characterises the Order?  Is it an institution, or a network of relationships?   We’ll be examining the nature of friendship in the Order and the significance of the private and public ordinations in order to find our own answers.  This is one of the most practical and informative of our retreats, as well as the most mythic. We are left with a sense of profound potential…


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