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Music from the clear-up team's campfire

Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13

Music from the clear-up team's campfire

Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13For most of us the International Retreat is long over, but the doughty clear-up team have only just left, after a further week’s work dismantling the marquees, showers, toilets and kitchen.

Happily we can know something of their playtime too, with this great little recording from Suvajra. It’s Sumana’s folk setting of Sangharakshita’s poem, “Secret Wings” about our resistance to acknowleding our own spiritual potential.

Sumana main voice and banjo; guitar Joe Richardson: backing vocals Joe Hill and Shantikara...
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And what about the children?

Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48

And what about the children?

Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48Here’s a lively Polish contribution to the children’s evening entertainments.

We seem to have more children than we started with (certainly better than the other way round). About 20 children ranging from about 1-13 years have enjoyed own activity tent full of things to do and play with, and they’ve been a delight to have around, splashing in puddles, sleeping in their parents’ laps in pujas, making offerings and, every night before the puja, enjoying storytelling with Jayaraja and...
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Day 3: La Música!

Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 16:21

Day 3: La Música!

Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 16:21Music on the International Retreat - Mexican/Brazilian style!

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Day 2: Padmasambhava Mantra

Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:29

Day 2: Padmasambhava Mantra

Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 15:29Chanting of the Padmasambhava Mantra at night on day two of the International Retreat.

With thanks to Suvajra!

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Day 2: Puja, Mantras and Song

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 22:50

Day 2: Puja, Mantras and Song

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 22:50Some lovely scenes from the second night of the retreat after the evening ritual. 500 people raising their voices together…

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Day 2 - Tea and Food Out Of the Rain

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:02

Day 2 - Tea and Food Out Of the Rain

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:02Well, it’s still apprently very wet as the retreat gets fully under way today with first presentations and then Vajragupta’s keynote talk on ‘The Bodhisattva’s Reply’.

While we’re waiting for that to come over the rural broadband, here’s a quick little video survey of the tea and food service from Ivan, our intrepid reporter on Instagram

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Moving the Buddha Into Place

Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 00:43

Moving the Buddha Into Place

Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 00:43The team here at Adhisthana get ready for the Triratna International Retreat 2014. Moving the Buddha into the great shrine marquee!
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Mokshini On Sustainable Community

Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 14:02

Mokshini On Sustainable Community

Wed, 21 May, 2014 - 14:02An inspiring introduction from Mokshini to the Buddhist Action Month (BAM) initiative at the 2014 International Retreat, towards the ideal of a sustainable Triratna community worldwide.

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Vajrasara On Compassionate Communication

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 09:10

Vajrasara On Compassionate Communication

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 09:10Vajrasara will be leading three workshops on the International Retreat around the crucial area of compassionate communication. How do we navigate situations of genuine difficulty and tension in our lives? Learn how to say yes and no in ways that help rather than hinder! A great opportunity to find practical routes to kindness in any moment…

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Preparations for the International Retreat - Adhisthana Fields

Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 16:39

Preparations for the International Retreat - Adhisthana Fields

Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 16:39And, a panoramic view of the beautiful fields around Adhisthana, as preparations are made for the 2014 International Retreat. Soon, these fields will be dotted with colorful tents and smiling sangha members…
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