End of the 2014 Triratna International Retreat - Some Highlights
On Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 20:13
Well, that was a full old 5 days! The International Retreat is now at an end - and we were there in spirit through the rain, mud and eventual glorious sunshine, sampling the evident joy of the event and the delighful experience of sangha that is apparent in all the (many!) photographs we were able to feature.
Our great thanks to Dassini, Ivan, Munisha, Singhamanas, Suvajra, Suvannamani, Vajrashura, Vidyatara, and to anyone else who contributed. Sadhu everyone!
Here are some highlights to catch up on if you missed them:
- The three main talks by Vajragupta, Vaddhaka and Mokshini all helped bring the theme of the retreat (altruism and compassion at work in the world) to life. Vaddhaka’s talk on ‘Going Beyond Capitalism: A Buddhist Perspective’ received a standing ovation and was regarded by some present as relaunching a vision of spiritual community as a real alternative to the status quo in the world today.
- Amongst all the excellent photographs uploaded from the green world of the retreat via Facebook we were especially blessed to have Suvajra working with us, producing some outstanding portraits every day of retreatants. View a sample gallery here. Or browse through all image galleries from the retreat.
- Dassini and Ivan kept us up-to-date with reports from around the retreat site, really helping bring the great event to life online! Listen to their reports here - and if you subscribe to our podcast (iTunes) you can get these kinds of audio jewels delivered automatically to your smartphone, iPod, tablet or computer whenever we post them.