The ten Dharmachari precepts are what an Order member lives by; they are what Bhante has called ‘the Mula Pratimoksha’ – the basic ethical code.
Each of the precepts is so precious that they can be likened to ten pillars made of precious substances – diamond, gold, crystal, pearl, etc. – which provide the essential foundation for the cultivation of higher states of consciousness and the development of transcendental insight. There is no spiritual life without them.
On this retreat we will study and practise these ‘ten pillars’ of Buddhism and of life in the Order, as well as reflecting on and discussing them in the context of our own spiritual lives.
In particular, we will be studying Bhante's book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism.
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Details and Timings
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.15am.
Contact the guestmaster for a place on the waiting list
As an alternative retreat, we recommend Awakening Imagination at the end of October.