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System of Dharma Life

Friday, 23 September 2022 to Sunday, 2 October 2022

Committing oneself to a clear and specific system of Dharma training is essential to an effective Going for Refuge.

Sangharakshita has provided the Triratna Buddhist Order with such a course of training, with our teachings and practices structured around: integration; positive emotion; spiritual death; spiritual rebirth; and spiritual receptivity.

These five aspects or stages of the Dharma life will be explored directly through the practice of meditation and reflection during this retreat.

Within the retreat there will also be a number of Ordinations, giving the opportunity to witness several men making a formal commitment to the Dharma Life.

The public Ordinations will happen on the last full day of the retreat and will be streamed live on YouTube, a video link will be provided closer to the retreat itself.

To prepare for the retreat you can study 'The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life', which you can order from the bookshop here, though it will not be studied within the context of the retreat itself.

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

For information on our Covid policy and to see our risk assessment please visit our Coming on Retreat page.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka © from the Padmaloka Shrine Room

Led By: 
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination & Dharmacharis
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
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