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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 5: Going Home...

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 17:57

Day 5: Going Home...

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 17:57
It’s been wonderful to have such a great flow of high quality photographs stream through this space over the past 5 days - they really capture the joy of the event and our community at its best. 

As ever, our sincere thanks to Ivan, Munisha, Suvajra, Suvannamani, Vajrashura, Vidyatara and anyone else whose pictures we were able to use...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 4: Closing Ritual - Transferrence of Merits and Final Mantras

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 17:34
The last section of the closing ritual (puja) from the 2014 Triratna International Retreat, including some inspiring verses and mantra chanting.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 4: Round-up Gallery

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 17:04

Day 4: Round-up Gallery

By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 17:04
A round-up of some pictures from day 4 that we didn’t get earlier. Including some more great portraits (of Lee from Sheffield and friend, spoon carving!) by Suvajra and the quite lovely batiks made during the retreat under the hand and guiding eye of Sarah Jones. 

Thanks to Suvajra, Vajrashura, and Vidyatara.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 4: Night Chant

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 16:07
Some beautiful harmonized chanting from Monday evening on the International Retreat…

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Altruism, Actually: Getting Out and Doing It - by Mokshini

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 10:11
Mokshini talks about how we can tie our precepts to our everyday actions. How do we practise the precepts as consumers? As she pointed out, every purchase we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

And what about the children?

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48

And what about the children?

By Munisha on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 09:48Here’s a lively Polish contribution to the children’s evening entertainments.

We seem to have more children than we started with (certainly better than the other way round). About 20 children ranging from about 1-13 years have enjoyed own activity tent full of things to do and play with, and they’ve been a delight to have around, splashing in puddles, sleeping in their parents’ laps in pujas, making offerings and, every night before the puja, enjoying storytelling with Jayaraja and...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Satisfied customers

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 22:40

Satisfied customers

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 22:40One of the study groups began with a bit of reporting-in.

“I’m very loved-up. I’m loving the loveliness - and I’m exhausted!”
“Fantastic event. I never thought I could enjoy myself in such ghastly mud, but it just goes to show…”
“I woke up and could hear various kinds of snoring from the tents all round me. I thought, We’re like pigs, in the mud. I felt everything was just right.”
“This must be the happiest place in the...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 4: Today's Picture Gems

By Candradasa on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 21:48

Day 4: Today's Picture Gems

By Candradasa on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 21:48
With thanks, as ever, to Ivan, Munisha, and Suvajra - may the photo merit be theirs…

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 4: Monday reflections

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 19:32

Day 4: Monday reflections

By Munisha on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 19:32So, last day… and sunshine has poured down on us, and on the extraordinarily green and beautiful Herefordshire countryside around us. The mud is drying, but remains deep - and lethally slippery - in the dining tent.

The morning’s big events on the retreat “fringe”: a loud crash as the main crockery table sank into the mud, shedding its load, which all had to be rewashed; and a “wellie amnesty”, where everyone who’d lost their boots, or picked up...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 4: Impressions and highlights from the International Retreat

By Dassini on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 15:23
Four people share their experience of the retreat so far. We hear from Sally from Glasgow, Jane from London, Ivan from Cambridge (via Mexico) and Suvajra who currently lives at Adhisthana.

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(NB: contrary to a comment by one interviewee, there is a large Order presence in the U.S.! And a history of Triratna activity in New York for many...

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