Buddha: The Awakened One, Knower of Worlds, Teacher of Gods and Men, Bull of a Man, Best of Men, Highest Man, Hero of Men, Sacred Monument of Men, Lion Roaring in the Forest, Lord of Men, Stallion of a Man, Sun of Men, True Man, Ultimate Man. These are just some of the ways the Buddha is described in the Buddhist tradition.
So, who was this ultimate man? Born into wealth, power, and privilege, yet seeing through such things, going forth from them into a life of self-discipline, striving to attain Enlightenment – the highest achievement of human life – eventually gaining this and the total freedom that is inseparable from it. What can we learn from the life of such a man? How can we apply this in our own life, to make the most of our own unrealised potential?
Join us on this residential weekend retreat for men new to Buddhism, as we explore the power of the Buddha's wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life through talks, discussion, meditation, and ritual.
Details and Timings
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at around 2:30pm.
There will be an optional tour of Padmaloka at 5:45pm, so be sure to arrive early if you would like to be part of that.
Health and Hygiene
It is vital that you don't come on retreat if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, including a cough, loss or change of smell or taste, a temperature, or any other cold or flu-like symptoms.
If you have been in contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 7 days, please contact us on 01508538112 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org; we may ask you to take daily lateral flow tests if it is still appropriate for you to come on retreat.
To come on this weekend it is essential that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
We ask that you take two Lateral Flow Tests, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.
For more information on our Covid policies and to see our risk assessment you can visit our Coming on Retreat Page.