Saturday 21st – Saturday 28th November
Living in the Greater Mandala
is the theme of this retreat, taking place in your home, in your country, indeed anywhere in the world you may be!
The emphasis of an urban retreat is encouraging and supporting people to bring the Dharma into their daily living, relating the teachings to their everyday experience. In addition to this, it is also designed to enable people to experience themselves as part of the world-wide sangha that is Triratna.
This event is managed by the Triratna Development Team in Europe and is run online at thebuddhistcentre.com, our worldwide community across planet earth.
To take part in this retreat with the Adelaide sangha, you need to commit to coming along to two workshops on consecutive Saturdays, 21st and 28th November, from 10am – 4pm.
You also need to be committed to engaging daily through that week with whatever you have chosen for yourself as aspirations and keeping connected with other retreatants for mutual support and encouragement.
More details will follow on the program and the theme, but for now it can be summed up in a quote from Sangharakshita “The aim..is to bring an attitude of pure aesthetic appreciation to whatever circumstances that come our way.”
Please let us know asap if you are thinking of and/or going to take part in this inspiring and delightful sharing in spiritual friendship.
Participation is on the basis of dana contribution.
Tuesday 29th September 6.45pm
96 Halifax Street, Adelaide 5000
One of the foremost challenges in leading a spiritual life is said to be engaging our emotions. Its easy to decide rationally thats its good to be happy, wise and kind but other levels of our being can tend to pull us in other directions.
In Puja, we have the chance to relax our rational grip and explore an inspiring world of poetry, symbol, music and myth, bringing body speech and mind into our practice in exploring a series of spiritual emotions.
The full moon is traditionally an auspicious time to gather together and mutually honour our highest ideals and aspirations, so if you would like to join us for an evening of meditation, ritual and, of course, tea, then do please come along.
If youre not familiar with the practice of Puja but are curious to know more, be assured there is no pressure to join in or know ‘what happens next’ – all is done in call and response and you are very welcome to join in as you like, or just observe and let the experience wash over you.