There is a lot of good to be found in the world, but when we take an honest look at ourselves and the world around us we can't help but encounter loss, sickness, violence, death and pain. How can we begin to respond to this?
Buddhism teaches that although it is certainly good to engage in down-to-earth beneficial activity for ourselves and others, it is not in itself enough to transform the base tendencies of greed, hated and delusion deep within the minds of man that are the root cause of all of the many different forms of suffering. Ordinary light isn't enough; we need Infinite Light.
Through an intensive programme of talks, meditation, ritual, and friendship we will begin to approach the figure of Amitabha, the embodiment of this radical and total transformation.
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.
There is now the option to pay a 'facilitator's rate' of £75 for those who wish to commit to coming on the retreat with the intention of trying to rally more men to come along with them from their local context.