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Adhisthana launches intensive women's and men’s Dharma Training Courses

Posted by lokabandhu on Thu, 23 January, 2014 - 10:59
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Vidyaruchi writes with news of two full-time intensive Dharma Training Courses being launched at Adhisthana, Triratna’s new retreat centre near Malvern, UK. The first, a five-month course for women, begins in February. It will be followed by a similar course for men, running from September 2014 to January 2015. He says -

“Adhisthana is dedicated to teaching Sangharakshita’s presentation of the Dharma, faithful to the Buddha’s own teachings and honouring the best in all Buddhist schools and traditions. In addition to running study retreats and colloquia for Order members, we’re planning two 5-month Dharma study and training courses primarily aimed at young women and men under the age of 40 who are either mitras or mitras training for Ordination.

The women’s course begins soon; and now we are looking for expressions of interest from potential male participants. The course will be fully residential, with the students living in a designated community space at Adhisthana. As well as a series of retreats, and intensive study of the Dharma based largely around Subhuti’s recent papers, the course will include some skills training, such as debating, writing, and giving talks, as well as an ongoing exploration of the arts. The group will also participate in the life of the Adhisthana community, meditating, working and worshipping together.

We are primarily looking for men mitras under the age of 40 with a high standard of spoken and written English, but commitment to practice, inspiration and enthusiasm are primary factors in deciding who will be accepted, so people over 40 will also be considered. There are places for 8-9 men on the course. We plan to run the course at cost price, so we hope that we can charge as little as £1500 per person all in. Any interested persons should contact me, Vidyaruchi, by email at matt.notmatt [at] yahoo.co.uk, or by telephone on 07982 219505.”


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