Online Summer Retreat – The Fire of Joy

Sunday 2nd August 2020 - Sunday 9th August 2020

Led by the London Buddhist Centre team

Free to book

Turn this time of uncertainty into an opportunity for freedom. Join us online for an intensive, week-long Summer Retreat.

Taking our inspiration from stories of Milarepa, the great 11th Century Tibetan Yogi, we’ll be discovering a wise response to change and adversity and learning to find joy where we least expect it.

  • Learn meditation from scratch or take your practice further with interactive workshops.
  • Engage with inspirational talks about the Buddhist vision for life.
  • Explore and discuss meditation and other aspects of practice in small groups with people from across the world.
  • Connect with the retreat leaders and ask questions directly.
  • Receive daily emails with tips on how to turn your life into a retreat.
  • Explore Buddhist ritual and discover ways to find greater meaning in your life.

• Learn meditation from scratch or take your practice further with interactive workshops.
• Engage with inspirational talks about the Buddhist vision for life.
• Explore and discuss meditation and other aspects of practice in small groups with people from across the world.
• Connect with the retreat leaders and ask questions directly.
• Receive daily emails with tips on how to turn your life into a retreat.
• Explore Buddhist ritual and discover ways to find greater meaning in your life.

The retreat is led from the London Buddhist Centre, in conjunction with the Dublin Buddhist Centre with a number of other Buddhist Centres from across the UK and Ireland.

You can join in with afternoon events with your local Sangha as well as come together in large numbers to practice the Buddha’s teaching.

The way to make the most of the retreat would be to take the week off work and commit to joining in with everything. If you can’t do that, just come to what you can.

The retreat will begin at 7pm on Sunday 2nd August and finish around 12pm on Sunday 9th August 2020.

Led by Suryagupta, Jnanavaca, Subhadramati, Garavavati and Maitreyabandhu of the London Buddhist Centre, with daily events online with the Dublin Buddhist Centre team too.

When booking, please specify that your local Buddhist Centre is ‘Dublin Buddhist Centre’

Being on Retreat

What can one expect when being on retreat? Here’s a short video from Garavati about what you can happen when you spend time on retreat going deeper into your meditation.

A Typical Day on Retreat

What will a typical day look like on the retreat? Here’s the daily programme.

  • 7am – 7.45am and 8am-9am: Regulars meditation
  • 8:15am – 9am: Newcomers meditation
  • 10am – 11am: Meditation teaching
  • 11 – 11.30am: Small Discussion Groups
  • 12 – 1pm: Bodywork – Yoga or Chi Kung
  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm: Afternoon Activities
  • 7 – 9pm: Dharma Talk with Questions & Answers

7am – 7.45am and 8am-9am: Regulars meditation
8:15am – 9am: Newcomers meditation
10am – 11am: Meditation teaching
11 – 11.30am: Small Discussion Groups
12 – 1pm: Bodywork – Yoga or Chi Kung
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Afternoon Activities
7 – 9pm: Dharma Talk with Questions & Answers

If you can come to all of it, that’s best, but if you can’t do that, just come to what you can.

Details of how to participate will be sent out to you shortly after you book on.

 

When booking, please specify that your local Buddhist Centre is ‘Dublin Buddhist Centre’

 
 

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