Do you aspire to meditate, and be able to live with a more open heart and spacious mind? Join us for Triratna’s Urban Retreat: Blazing Like the Sun. We will be setting up daily meditations and two day retreats to create a supportive context for you to go deeper and experience retreat within the activities of daily life. There will be an online portion of the retreat with talks, teachings, led meditations, and other resources, all designed to help you practice the Buddha’s teachings effectively, as you go about your day.
‘Metta in Action’ - Opening Day Retreat, November 9th, 10 am - 3 pm Cultivating more positive emotion is of benefit to ourselves and those around us. Join Viriyalila for the start of our “urban retreat” to create the supportive conditions to practice more intensively. We will explore how to dwell in positive states while in the midst of everyday life, to gain more confidence in our practice and ability to change. We’ll do this through reflecting on our practice, coming up withh realistic aims for the week, having ways of remembering our intentions and aspirations, using a ‘practice diary’ and buddying up with someone so we can support each other.
Daily Meditations to Support your Urban Retreat Sunday, November 10th, 10 - 11 am (please arrive by 9:55 am) Monday - Friday, November 11 - 15, 7:30 - 8:30 am (please arrive by 7:25 am)
Jewels of Metta - Closing Day Retreat, November 16, 10 - 3 pm Suddhayu will bring everyone together again to share insights and resolutions as jewels reflected in the midst of our metta practice. There will be a closing ritual to connect with your overall spiritual vision of bringing your aspirations for spiritual practice into everyday life in order to realize your human potential. An opportunity to share, grow, realize!
For questions and to register for one or both day retreats, email us at portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com (subject: Urban%20Retreat) No registration is necessary for the daily meditations, please arrive five minutes before the scheduled sit. For more information and to register for the online Urban Retreat, see thebuddhistcentre.com/urbanretreat
Blazing Like The Sun Urban Retreat November 9 - 16, 2013
For the benefit of all beings For the happiness of all beings With body, speech and mind, I dedicate this day.
Abandoning harmfulness, To kindness I dedicate this day. Abandoning selfishness, To sharing I dedicate this day. Abandoning indulgence, To contentment I dedicate this day. Abandoning false speech, To truth I dedicate this day. Abandoning intoxication, To clear awareness I dedicate this day.
To Buddhahood, To Dharma, To Sangha, With the blessings of the Bodhisattvas, For the benefit of all, I dedicate this day.