On this retreat Vessantara will guide us through practices that will penetrate to the the wisdom at the heart of this text. Through symbols and imagery we will bring about a mystic marriage of insight and imagination.
So, how do you practise a Mahayana sutra? Can you take it deep into your being, so that it’s vision affects your whole life?
The next Dharma Life course at Adhisthana will run 11 March – 28 June 2024.
A four-month residential course providing you with an opportunity to live an intensive dharma life: living, practising, studying, and working together within the context of Adhisthana.
Over 16 weeks you’ll receive a grounding in the principles and practice of Triratna Buddhism through retreats, study with experienced teachers and communal living. You’ll also participate in the life of the wider Adhisthana sangha: meditating together, performing ritual, developing kalyana mitrata and joining...
We’re excited to announce a special event happening at Adhisthana from the 18th to the 23rd of June that we’d like to invite you to participate in.
For 108 hours, a group of individuals will circumambulating around Sangharakshita’s burial mound. We would be honored if you would join us. It would be wonderful to have as many of us as possible participate in circumambulating for an hour each over this period.
The circumambulation is part of the Pilgrims Week, which is open...
This week at Adhisthana we are holding a retreat on the Bodhicaryavatara: Summoning the World to Buddhahood.
Vidyamala will be sharing stories from the retreat throughout the week here, and I hope this can be a way of connecting with each other and with the beautiful aspirations behind Santideva’s work, no matter where you currently are.
I look forward to sharing in an exploration of the Bodhicaryavatara together, allowing the beauty, power, and challenge of the verses to more deeply inform our practice for the benefit...
Evocative and uncompromising, poetic and personal, the Bodhicharyavatara is a foundational text for the Mahayana and in Triratna; calling forth each of us to place our hearts more fully upon our most cherished ideals.
Allow the beauty, power, and challenge of the verses to more deeply inform our practice, and enter an immersive retreat with a team who have dedicated their lives to the ideals enshrined within this text.
Born into the Dalit or ‘untouchable’ caste and the 14th child of an army officer, Dr Ambedkar was the only one of his siblings to finish primary school. Forced to sit outside the classroom because of his caste, he could not drink water unless someone else poured it for him as he was not allowed to touch either the water or the vessel it was carried in.
On 14th October 1956 Ambedkar converted to Buddhism. He took the refuges and precepts himself,...
Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us.
The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is the archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. Following his example, we can learn to...
What kind of friend are you? What kind of friend would you like to be?
Is there any limitation to the heights that faithful friendship can reach?
Explore the possibilities of friendship with brothers and sisters in the sangha, through looking at traditional understandings of friendship in society and the spiritual life.
We will draw primarily on The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam seminar, with supporting material from the seminar on the Sigalavada Sutta. Both texts were studied by Sangharakshita in 1983. With The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam, he took...