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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2: Sights From Around the Day

By Munisha on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 22:03

Day 2: Sights From Around the Day

By Munisha on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 22:03
The sun has returned and we’re finishing day two…
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2: People Portraits (and 1 Dog!)

By Candradasa on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 18:39

Day 2: People Portraits (and 1 Dog!)

By Candradasa on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 18:39
Some more lovely pictures of folk around the retreat from Suvajra…

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2: International Tea time. First morning.

By sanghadhara on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:33
Second day of the 2014 Triratna International Retreat (first morning), we hear from Pavel and Wojciech from Poland on their impressions of the great gathering so far…

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2: Happening Now - Presentations and Vajragupta's Talk

By Candradasa on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:12

Day 2: Happening Now - Presentations and Vajragupta's Talk

By Candradasa on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:12
Some first pictures of the morning: women from The Karuna Appeal tell us about their challenging and worthwhile work which helps to support disenfranchised people in India. And Vajragupta giving a wonderful talk on the theme of the retreat, ‘The Bodhisattva’s Reply’…
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 2 - Tea and Food Out Of the Rain

By Candradasa on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:02

Day 2 - Tea and Food Out Of the Rain

By Candradasa on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 15:02Well, it’s still apprently very wet as the retreat gets fully under way today with first presentations and then Vajragupta’s keynote talk on ‘The Bodhisattva’s Reply’.

While we’re waiting for that to come over the rural broadband, here’s a quick little video survey of the tea and food service from Ivan, our intrepid reporter on Instagram

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 1: Dedication Offerings

By Candradasa on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 23:16

Day 1: Dedication Offerings

By Candradasa on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 23:16
What better way to round off the first evening of the retreat than with this gorgeous, moody Instagram shot from Ivan, one of our team on the ground covering the event. Good night, Adhisthana, we’ll see you bright and early tomorrow for the first full day…

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 1: A lot of mud; many languages

By Munisha on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 22:49

Day 1: A lot of mud; many languages

By Munisha on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 22:49The retreat has kicked off: lots of friendly faces, intermittent rain, a great deal of mud already. There is a rumour that someone has cleverly ordered a load of wellingtons (very British rubber boots) for delivery and sale tomorrow!

For a while, Bhante could just be seen sitting in his (warm, dry) conservatory on the other side of the garden.

The evening’s dedication ceremony, led by Dassini, was followed by the Shakyamuni mantra, and those making offerings included...
International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 1: Scenes From A Beautiful Torrent (People and Rain)

By Candradasa on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 22:47

Day 1: Scenes From A Beautiful Torrent (People and Rain)

By Candradasa on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 22:47
Everyone’s doubtless thinking of heading off to bed now but here are some great pictures that let you see the other side of what you’re missing… :)

Thanks again to Suvajra, and to Amalavajra.

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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

Day 1: Vidyatara talks about the shrine at the International Retreat

By Dassini on Fri, 23 May, 2014 - 22:17
Wheat grass, a Javanese Buddha, open fields… some of the inspirations behind the shrine, created by Vidyatara, for the International Retreat.

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