Special Events

At weekends we often have day retreats for meditation or Dharma study, or for particular sangha groups to get together.

Our three major festivals celebrate the Three Jewels and are opportunities for the whole Sangha to practise together. Buddha Day on the full moon of May/June celebrates the awakening of the Buddha, Dharma Day on the full moon of July marks his first communication of his awakened experience, and Sangha Day on the full moon of November celebrates the community of followers of the Buddha.

We also go away for weekend retreats in the countryside – info here.

 

Positive emotion and the Crucible of Communication – 16-17 June

Cultivating positive emotion through Dharma teaching, pair and group process work more info…

International Practice Week: ‘Turning Arrows Into Flowers’ 22-29 Sept

Here is an invitation to our 2018 International Triratna Practice Week!  The plan is for as many Triratna Sanghas across the world to take part as possible so that we can be aware of each other practising together as one … more info…

Winter Retreat 9 – 11 November

A weekend retreat led by Karunavapi and Taranita for all genders – focusing on release. At the lovely Eastdown Centre on Dartmoor.  More details and booking nearer the time.

Sangha Walks

Opportunities to connect with the countryside, inner experience, and others in the Sangha.

more info…

Dharma Day Festival

Celebrating communicating the Dharma more info…

Men’s day Sat 19 May

This will be the second of 4 Men’s Days through 2018 (see below) 10 – 5pm   Bring veggie lunch to share Next dates:   13 Oct 15 Dec

Weekend retreat 13 – 15 July

Radical relaxation: Great Compassion Led by Karunavapi and Team Continuing our exploration of the mandala of spiritual practice with a deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat will focus on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the … more info…

Mandala 2018. A year of ritual for women

a series of rituals celebrating the 5 Buddhas and marking the pattern of the natural year more info…

Integration through the crucible of communication 3 – 4 March – now full

 How do we do that?  After a series of exercises in pairs and a small amount of theory, we come to sit in a circle together.  We then listen and speak, sharing as much or as little as we like. … more info…

Going Deeper in Meditation

Saturday mornings for those with an established meditation practice more info…

Bodhiheart – this year’s ‘Rains retreat’ 27/4 – 3/5

Training the Heart/Mind (citta) in Awakening  What makes positive emotion truly unlimited, truly immeasurable? – An understanding and direct experience of the deeper causes of suffering, and how to be free of them. Our annual ‘at home’ retreat for local Order … more info…

2018 Big Sangha Retreat – The Three Bodies of the Buddha 1-4 June

This year’s big Sangha retreat at the lovely Adhisthana  runs from Friday evening to Monday afternoon. These popular retreats are a great way to deepen connections with the local Sangha. This year our theme is: The Three Bodies of the … more info…

Women’s Mandala outdoor ritual on Brandon Hill – 20 March

Going for refuge to the Three Jewels with body, speech and mind with bodywork and ritual, drawing on Padmasambhava’s advice to three fortunate women – “relax do not force your body or mind” more info…

U35s evening – 4 May

Under 35 and want to meet others in our sangha? more info…