We’re almost ready for the retreat - look forward to seeing you tomorrow from 9.30m for a prompt start at 10am.
Please bring veggie or vegan lunch to share.
If you’ve registered for the day by joining this group, thanks! If not - please do - so far our posts have been ‘public’ and visible to all; during the week they’ll just be visible to those on the retreat and in this group.
Parami gives the introductory talk for the 2015 Triratna International Urban Retreat live in Adelaide, Australia. Her theme - and the theme of the whole retreat - is ‘Living in the Greater Mandala’, and she brings this alive in the most human, poetic, and inspired of ways.
Her range is broad as she evokes the mandala itself, and the profound, playful path of the Bodhisattva. Calling forth Rumi and Hafiz, the great Buddhist Perfection of Wisdom texts, Keats, Yeats, Robert...
Hi all, from the folk here at Dharmachakra. We’re the Right Livelihood team who provide The Buddhist Centre Online and Free Buddhist Audio, and who look after most Triratna social media spaces. Amongst other things!
We wanted to share a few notes about getting the best out of this online space as a support for your practice during the Urban Retreat. If you have any questions, please feel free to add to the comments here, or email us...
“Resolve - Remind - Review” is a practical toolkit for keeping your practice on course day-to-day, in the midst of a busy life. It is about creating the conditions that support practice. The handout explains what to do.
You will see that there are also ”resolve” and “remind” sections on each page of the Urban Retreat Practice Diary: it helps you be clear what you resolve to do and how you’ll remind yourself to do it each day!
The Urban Retreat Diary On November 21, at the beginning of your Urban Retreat, we suggest you take the time to reflect on what you specifically want to practice during the coming week. What supportive conditions do you want to set up? What practices do you want to do?
It really helps to make these aims as concrete as possible, and to write them down. Writing your practice aspirations down is an important ingredient of the event, and will help you implement your intentions.
Here is the first chapter of Sangharakshita’s commentary on the ratnaguna-samcayagatha, the text on which this Urban Retreat is based.
Don’t let the long title put you off! What it is all about is exploring how we can live a live with more appreciation, more spaciousness and engagement, a greater eye for beauty, and developing a more non-utilitarian attitude to places and people around us.
The chapter is taken from the following book written by Sangharakshita - if you want to read the whole text and...