We’re nearly at the end of this urban retreat… Thank you to you all for your participation, your engagement, your posts and contributions, shrine photos, and for the way all this has been flavoured and pervaded by metta!
A big thank you to those who helped provide materials and resources for the event. Thanks to Subhdramati and Vessantara for the daily talks and reflections, and to Manidha, Natalie Willmer and Upekshadaka for proving talks in the run-up to the event, and then to Graham, Munisha, and especially Upekshapriya from Clear Vision who produced the newsfilms and also helped film other materials, and to Lokabandhu for the metta wave poster and “map”.
Also thank you to the team for the event, who looked out for any way they could respond helpfully to comments and questions. They were: Advayasiddhi, Amalavajra, Candradasa, Lokabandhu, Manidha, Munisha, Sraddhabandhu, Suvannavira, and myself.
Lastly a very big thank you to the team at The Buddhist Centre Online who hosted the whole thing, and who put in a lot of work behind the scenes designing, creating, and programming… There was a lot of work and preparation went into creating that space and the materials in it…
One way you can express your appreciation is by making a donation. We’ll divide the money between the main projects (Clear Vision and The Buddhist Centre) that were involved in creating the resources; both of these are charities that could really use more funds to help get the Buddha’s teachings out there into the world, in a way that is relevant and accessible to folk in the 21st century… We’ve had some really generous donations already (thank you!). Probably another 20 people donating and we’d hit our target of £1000….