Having resolved to gain Enlightenment in a single lifetime for fear of the hells that he would fall into otherwise, Milarepa goes forth entirely from his old life to live in caves of Tibet in pursuit of unconstrained freedom. Eventually he comes out on the other side: enlightened, full of joy and utterly free. From that moment onwards, he expresses his joy through song – songs about the beauty of nature, friendship, and freedom. On this Young Men's Weekend, we will be looking at Milarepa’s life, his teachings and what they mean for us.
We’ll do that with the guidance of Manjuvajra. He is one of those people one can wholeheartedly look up to. He gave his entirely life to Buddhism. He helped building the LBC and established Triratna in the USA. For the past few years, he has been living like a modern-day Milarepa in an isolated retreat centre in the mountains of Spain.
On this weekend retreat we will practise in the spirit of Milarepa, challenging ourselves to be entirely wholehearted on the path to Enlightenment. Join us if you're 35 or younger.
Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka ©
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.
A Dana Retreat
This retreat is run on a dana basis: you pay the deposit before the retreat, then at the end of the retreat you can give as much as you are able. If, due to financial hardship, you are unable to pay the full deposit, contact the Guest Master about our bursary scheme: firstname.lastname@example.org.