Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The Five Stages of the Path - Young People's Meditation Week with Kamalashila, Singhasri, Balajit & Sraddhasiddhi: June 6 - 13 £295

By Singhamati on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:45

The Five Stages of the Path - Young People's Meditation Week with Kamalashila, Singhasri, Balajit & Sraddhasiddhi: June 6 - 13 £295

By Singhamati on Fri, 11 Apr, 2014 - 15:45This retreat, for anyone aged 18-35, is an opportunity to deepen our meditation practice alongside other younger practitioners, with input and guidance from both young and more senior teachers.

After last year’s very successful weekend we are pleased to offer this retreat as a week-long event. Join us in an in-depth exploration of the five stages of the spiritual path, as articulated by Sangharakshita. Through the five stages we learn to establish a solid foundation...
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre
Dhanakosa Buddhist Retreat Centre

This Being, That Becomes

By yashobodhi on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 10:32

This Being, That Becomes

By yashobodhi on Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 - 10:32*Updated* Click here for the archive of posts from this retreat, which has now ended.

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Yesterday evening a study retreat started here at Dhanakosa based on Dhivan’s book This Being That Becomes.

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The team members are Dhivan, Nayaka and myself. Khemaka is organising and there are 14 retreatants. It’s a perfectly sized group...
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen Retreat: Wednesday

By Saddhanandi on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 10:02

Tonglen Retreat: Wednesday

By Saddhanandi on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 10:02Bright clear blue skies, the earth covered in dew and the magnolia trees are just coming into blossom. It’s a beautiful spring morning and by 9am the solar panels are already heating up the hot water.

Many years ago, when I was manager of the Operations Team at Taraloka, I attended a small study retreat for women teachers. During those nine days we looked at the Four Foundation Yogas, or Mula Yogas, which form the basis of Tibetan spiritual...
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Tonglen Retreat: Tuesday

By Saddhanandi on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 06:54

Tonglen Retreat: Tuesday

By Saddhanandi on Tue, 25 Mar, 2014 - 06:54The sky is heavy and grey with cloud, which is interesting as we’re in the middle phase of the retreat and it can be a time when people can hit more resistance, so it’s as if the sky is reflecting that back to us after the bright clear skies of yesterday.

The thankha of four-armed Avalokitesvara, hanging above the shrine, is reflecting back a different perspective and Ratnavandana drew this out in the readings in last night’s puja.

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