On this retreat we will explore the great stages of the spiritual path initially given to us by Bhante during the Precious Garland Seminar in 1976.
Then, he described the stage of spiritual death as ‘the stage of openness to truth…indefinite openness to the ultimate...’ It is the stage of spiritual death ‘because it signifies…the death of the old self, the death of the ego howsoever much refined’. He described the stage of spiritual rebirth as ‘the stage of transformation’, when one dwells on that visionary experience in such a way ‘that it pervades and transforms all the different aspects of one’s being.’
Maitreyabandhu and others will lead us through some of the ways in which this has been manifesting among us in the decades since Bhante’s seminar. This is part of an on-going series of short Order retreats at Padmaloka.