Mon, 19 May, 2014 - 16:36Here’s a panoramic of the inside of the shrine marquee ‘before’ the big event, as the team prepares for an influx of retreatants. This lovely cool grey and white empty space will soon be filled with light and colour and people!
Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 19:02Vajradaka will be co-leading meditation workshops with Maitrivajri on the International Retreat. His approach is to pull together body, emotion, thought, imagination and intuition and integrate them in the meditation process to uncover the seeds of Enlightenment within us. Join him for an exciting meditative exploration!
Wed, 14 May, 2014 - 09:11Maitrivajri will be leading three meditation and reflection workshops aimed at helping you unlock the creative possibilities implied in the theme of the International Retreat: altruism and compassion in the world. Come and join her for practical ways in to following the way of the Bodhisattva!
Tue, 13 May, 2014 - 13:58Vidyamala is the founder of the pioneering and successful Breathworks project, dedicated to relieving suffering in society at large. Her work on living with with chronic pain (her own and others’) is inspiring and she will brings the same practical vision of hope and intelligence to her workshop on mindfulness and kindness through the breath. Join her for a deeply engaged, restful session at the International Retreat!
Sun, 11 May, 2014 - 23:51Vaddhaka is one of our keynote speakers on the 2014 Triratna International Retreat, which is on the theme of compassion and altruism in the world. He’s thought for many years about the relationship between capitalism as an economic system with both positive and negative aspects, and Buddhist practice. He’ll be looking at a vision for society founded in ethics and compassion, a vision that takes us beyond capitalism…
Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 22:00A little interview with Sanghadeva, head gardener at Adhisthana Retreat Centre in Herefordshire, England, as he works to get the beautiful big green field ready to receive over 400 campers for the Triratna International Retreat 2014.
Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 14:22If you’d like a wee flavour of the magic and mystery of the event, here’s a video from the online archive of our 2012 International Retreat on the theme of ‘Imagining the Buddha’. It was made by Lokabandhu (on his ‘not-smart’ phone!) very early in the morning on the last day of the retreat:
“On the last full day we held a 24-hour cycle of ceremonies to the Buddhas of the Four Directions, starting with a Dawn...