“Do I ever feel disappointed by anything? There is one thing that sometimes pains me and it’s when I hear of disharmony in the sangha. It disturbs and disappoints me. We need to do everything we can to promote harmony. Not just external agreement, but when we have deep feeling and appreciation for one another. (Sangharakshita: Growing the Spiritual Community)
The Buddha, too, emphasised the far-reaching consequences of both harmony and disharmony in the spiritual community. On this retreat, we’ll study and discuss various ways of dealing with conflict and of deepening harmony in our own spiritual community.