“As a Buddhist you're drawn to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, confident that these represent the ultimate values of life, that they symbolise humanity’s highest goal. Being intent upon the three Jewels in this way brings a clarity to the mind over and above whatever pleasure you may or may not feel” (Sangharakshita: Living with Kindness)
This retreat centres around Sangharakshita’s vision of the act of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels as being the “central and definitive act of the Buddhist life”. We will explore the levels and dimensions of this act and try to clarify for ourselves what’s of the highest value to us as individuals.
We'll be studying the Tiratanaloka handbook on Going for Refuge - you can find full details of the study material here.
This online retreat will involve a morning session from 10:30 - 13:00, an afternoon meditation at 16:00 and an evening session at 19:45 and we'll end at 13:00 on the last day. If you think you'll be unable to commit to this timetable, please contact the team before booking.
If you've previously paid a deposit for the cancelled retreat, you can pay the balance rate below. If you haven't paid a deposit previously, please pay one of the full rates, or contact the office if you need help from our bursary fund.