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Men's Great Gathering Weekend 1 | Energy and the Symbolism of the Stupa

Friday, 18 February 2022 to Sunday, 20 February 2022

"Enlightenment depends on energy. For without energy there is no goodness, just as there is no movement without wind."

These are the words of the great 8th century Buddhist master, Shantideva, making it crystal clear that energy directed towards the Good is essential to the path to Enlightenment. But so often, although we know what is good, we feel unable to direct our energies in its direction.

On this Great Gathering, through the Tantric Symbolism of the Stupa, we will explore how to free up, transform and direct all our energies for the Enlightenment of all.

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes after lunch on the final day at 2:30pm.

This weekend is directly followed by the Essential Meditation retreat led by Padmasagara, Vidyadaka and team. To book onto both this weekend and the Essential Meditation retreat at a reduced rate, click here.

Health and Hygiene

Please take two Lateral Flow Tests, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting, please also bring a few Lateral Flow Tests with you as everyone will be required to do a test halfway through the retreat.
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.

Led By: 
Dharmashalin and the Men’s European Mitra Convenors
Retreat Open To: 
Men familiar with meditation as taught in Triratna and open to Buddhist ritual
Retreat Type: 
Open Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Fully Booked - Balance Payments Only

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