“The visualised figure before you; the figure of a Buddha, the figure of a Bodhisattva, sublime and glorious though it may be, is, in fact, you – is the new you – you as you will be if only you allow yourself to die.”
A System of Meditation, Sangharakshita
At the time of ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Order, we are introduced to the visualization and mantra recitation of the Buddha or Bodhisattva with whom we have a profound connection. The form of this practice is called sadhana.
On this post-ordination retreat we will be exploring in depth and detail the essential elements of sadhana, including the approach to sadhana, the stages of sadhana, the fulfilment of sadhana and sadhana in daily life as the wholehearted expression of the Dharmacharya.
Details and Timings
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.
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 retreat 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, 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.
Banner and thumbnail image: cropped line drawing by Aloka ©