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Welcome to our quick guide to the International Urban Retreat 2011. On these five sections (use the arrows or dots to navigate) you’ll find instructions for taking part at a Buddhist Centre near you or for joining in online. View all participating Centres. Or get started now…
The Urban Retreat is designed and run by the Triratna Development Team, funded by Buddhist Centres around the world. It’s completely free to take part, and it’s contents are only accessible to members of the retreat.
Our theme for 2011 is ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds’. The ‘worldly winds’ is a Buddhist teaching about how we can all get blown about by changing circumstances in our life. When things don’t go the way we want we can get anxious, irritable, or we can just lose initiative. The urban retreat provides teachings and practices to help recognise these situations and respond to them with greater equanimity. Read more about how an urban retreat works.
We’ll offer full instruction for the retreat online, but you can also buy Vajragupta’s new book: ‘Sailing the Worldly Winds’. It’s not essential to read it to be able to take part, but it’s a great guide to the material we’ll be dealing with and will help you make the most of your retreat. You can download a sample chapter, or read it here (it’s also embedded for easy reading on the last panel here).
View the Metta Wave in a larger map