On a sunny, cloudy and windy Easter weekend in April, 27 young buddhists from five different countries came together in retreat centre Metta Vihara in the Netherlands to explore the idea of ‘total action, free mind’.
If we long to free our minds, it may be most obvious to turn to practices working directly with the mind, such as meditation and reflection, which will help us to become wiser, more aware and, as a result, more skilful...
Dharma practice is a vigorous and courageous engagement with life, the world and reality. On this retreat, we will be exploring meditation and Buddhist practices that will help us strengthen and embody the fearless wisdom and compassion that transforms ourselves and the world.
Suitable for women who regularly practice the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana.
‘Akshobya means immovable, what does not shake, what does not tremble. He represents the openness, the non-centrality of the Enlightenment experience: its toughness and solidness, its indestructibility, its firmness, its strength, its immovability, its unshakeability.’
- THEUNSHAKEABLE -
21st - 28th April
A 7-day retreat exploring the unshakeable archetypal Buddha Akshobya, through ritual, talks, discussion, meditation and friendship. Led by a team of young Order members and open to all men aged 18 - 35.
I am currently fundraising for the NNBY which is a youth organisation set up and run by young Indian Buddhists. The recent trip to India was in conjunction with this charity and myself and the others met a large number of the Buddhists in this network.
NNBY is vital to young Indian Buddhists as it gives them a chance to connect with other young people and grow as a Sangha all across India. Buddhism...
Wintertime is a season of potentially deep reflection and insight. Join us in our beautiful forest meditation space, rooted amidst in the majestic landscape of the Pyrenees. There will be up to ten days of silent communal practice with optional individual meditation support.
This retreat is open to meditators with at least six months experience of regular practice. Two meditation practices – Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta – will be taught to those interested, at the start...
Because there’s more to life!
And the world needs change…
Monthly gatherings for young people aged 18-25 (ish)
Starting Sunday October 16
5-6.30pm (with a tea break)
✨ meet with other young people who care about the world’s problems
✨ discuss the Buddha’s insights about freedom, radical loving-kindness and social transformation
✨ learn to meditate - and make your own mind happier