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The Bodhisattva Ideal

Friday, 9 August 2024 to Sunday, 18 August 2024

In the Bodhisattva, Buddhism finds its highest expression and its ultimate meaning. The Bodhisattva is indeed the meaning of human life, even the meaning of existence.
Sangharakshita – The Bodhisattva Principle

Sangharakshita has likened the Triratna Buddhist Order to, and even identified it with, the eleven-headed and thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion. He says of that identification that it is ‘Not just a manner of speaking, it’s not just a figure of speech. We should take it very seriously, even take it literally.’ This retreat will explore the Bodhisattva Ideal and how it can be ever more fully and deeply lived out in our Order and community.

Retreat Preparation
We will be studying Bhante's lecture series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.15am.

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