‘Imagine a sky, empty, spacious and pure from the beginning; the essence of the nature of mind is like this. Imagine a sun, luminous, clear, unobstructed, and spontaneously present; the nature of mind is like this. Imagine that sun shining out impartially on us and all things, penetrating all directions; the energy of mind, which is the manifestation of compassion, is like this; nothing can obstruct it and it pervades everywhere.’
Cardiff Buddhist Centre and Stroud Sangha proudly invite you to our online Urban Retreat!
With an alchemical mixture of talks, workshops, meditation, ritual, creativity and discussion, we will explore these four tantric rites in relation to Sangha. We will also explore how to bring this retreat into your everyday life and transform you, no matter what your living conditions are.
12-17 November 2021 Led by Advayasiddhi and Vajrapriya
How to meet difficulties with an open heart and a big mind? In fact, how to meet everything that way?
A traditional Buddhist answer is to strengthen the Brahma Viharas and unlock the secret potential of our being’s capacity to live with love, compassion, joy and equanimity; to live with courageous wisdom whatever we encounter in life.
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This online retreat runs from Sunday 25 July at 7pm and runs till Sunday 31 July at 5.30pm
Mandalas are cross cultural symbols of the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm of the human psyche. Helping us to understand, on the deepest level, our place in the universe. Within Buddhism they are used as an aid to meditation and contemplation.
On this retreat we will be imagining our own bodies as a mandala with our hearts as the central organising principle around which...
What does it mean to really beleive that friendship is the whole of the spiritual life? How will that change how we act?
Being willing to help each other is part of the central enterprise of the spiritual life - to grow. By being with people who we are not hiding anything from, it can connect us to ourselves more, and point us toward the wonder and mystery of what it is to be a human being.
Dhammarati and Saddhaloka discuss some of the jewels to be found in this study material for the online...
In this time when it’s not been possible to be on retreat together in person, we’ve developed new ways to help you create the same conditions in the midst of your everyday life. Expect meditation, inspiring talks, yoga and an international retreat community to share your practice and your progress with.
Since it coincides with the Easter bank holiday weekend, it’s an ideal opportunity to block out some time and engage with...
By cultivating meaningful connections we can have a positive impact on the world. During this weekend retreat we will explore what a spiritual community is and why it’s essential as a context for personal and collective practice. We will be celebrating our diversity and our shared commonality through talks, discussions and meditation. There will be music and some ritual too. This retreat is suitable for both newcomers and regulars. Do come for the...
An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.
Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.
The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A place of liberated...