To change the world we need to actively create a new one. If we want to make the world a better place the best way to start is by looking at our friendships. But do our actions really matter? Can we really affect the world around us? And should we be trying to change the world anyway?
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...
What can Buddhism offer the world today? What does it mean to live a Buddhist life? Gather with young people from around the world for four intergenerational conversations and a chance to meet others aged 30 and under through discussion groups.
A 3 month residential course at Adhisthana providing an opportunity to work, live as a community study, and develop friendships.
The course is designed to provide a multi-faceted training, where you will have the opportunity to experience all parts of your life as a spiritual practice. This will include daily work periods, living as a community, deepening friendships, and community living. Study will support this aim, emphasising the mythic dimension, developing positive emotion and supporting the ability to work with our mental...
Are you looking for a more meaningful work context? Do you want to set up a business with other Buddhists? Then join us to co-create a Buddhist Business in one day!
Buddhist businesses are an ideal context for people to work and deepen their practice together. They are an essential part of the Buddhist vision for a new society because they have a social or environmental goal, and are an effective way to spread the Dharma and Buddhist values.
The 2019 Big One kicks off today! As more and more people arrive we begin to get to settled in…meeting friends old and new, engaging the great Bodhisattva activity of washing up and, of course, dedicating the entire weekend’s practice for the benefit of all beings in the shrine room!
“…while still young, a black-haired young person endowed with the blessings of youth, in the prime of life, I shaved off my hair and beard, put on the yellow robe, and went forth from the home life into homelessness.” - Majjhima Nikaya, 36
The 2019 Triratna Young Buddhists’ Retreat (the ‘Big One’) takes place at Adhisthana this weekend. This year’s theme is ‘Blueprint for a New Society’, following in the archetypal footsteps of the Buddha, leaving behind the world of technology, busyness, and the...
Have you ever wondered what it was like in the very early days of our Movement when Bhante was on fire about creating the New Society through practicing intensely together in the 3Cs (Communities, Centres and Co-operative Right Livelihood Businesses)? These days they are fewer opportunities for young people to be exposed to all 3 of the ‘C’s at once, which is why, five years ago, Adhisthana set up the Young People’s Dharma Life Course.
Blueprint for a New Society: 25th - 27th of October 2019
Join us for a weekend exploring how Buddhist values can shape a world that desperately needs to change. We’ll be meditating together, doing rituals, engaging with talks and discussion,… all with like-minded people aged 18-35 in a stunning setting.