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Triratna Exeter Newsletter Early Spring 2020
Sangha Evenings Theme and Weekend Retreat
We hope that 2020 has started well and that you are in good heart. This edition of our newsletter brings you details of our Sangha evening on Thursdays (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and a weekend retreat we are running in May.
Sangha evening theme
The Find Peace in a Turbulent world introduction to meditation and Buddhism course, which we have been running in the context of our Sangha evening, will reach its conclusion on 27th February. The course seems to have gone very well and no doubt those people who booked for the course have felt warmly welcomed by our Sangha. After the completion of the course we will devoting several Sangha evenings to exploring the three Jewels of Buddhism – the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings leading to Buddhahood) and the Sangha (the spiritual community) and here are the details:
Thursday 5th Mar: The Buddha’s life story and its message for us
Thursday 12th Mar: Faith in the Buddha
Thursday 19th Mar: The Dharma
Thursday 26th Mar: The Dharma
Thursday 2nd April: The Sangha – friendship and the spiritual life
Thursday 9th April: The Triratna Buddhist Community as a Sangha
After this theme we will move on to an exploration of the Five Spiritual faculties which provide a pattern for the spiritual life. The Five Spiritual faculties are: Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Meditation and Wisdom.
Weekend Retreat Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May
We have booked the High Heathercombe Centre (https://www.highheathercombecentre.org.uk/), on the edge of Dartmoor, for a weekend retreat, from the evening of Friday 1st to the afternoon of Sunday 3rd May. A weekend retreat is a wonderful opportunity to step back from the demands and distractions of our daily lives and to give more time to meditation and reflection and to enjoy the company of others who share our interest in Buddhism and our ideals. More details about the retreat will be provided later but mark it in your diary and plan to come. We anticipate that the cost of the weekend will be in the region of £60 - £80i