Weekend Urban Retreat – Eureka: Breaking Through in Buddhist Practice

Friday 26th August 2022 - Sunday 28th August 2022

Led by Atulyamitra, Pavara, Prasannadeva, & Sadayasihi

This event is both in-person and online

Enlightenment can be thought of as a “breaking through”, or even as the breakthrough par excellence. But what exactly are be breaking through? And what is that we are breaking into – and how do we break through?

Sangharakshita, who set up the Triratna Buddhist Community, of which the Dublin Buddhist Centre is a part, broke many a convention with his radical and uncompromising approach to living a Buddhist life. This attitude was expressed through his boundless energy for teaching the Dharma and establishing a new Buddhist movement in the West.

In his seminal talk “Breaking Through into Buddhahood” he emphasised the need to break through obstacles in the spiritual life such as negative emotions, psychological conditioning, and even rational thought. Time itself is also suggested as something we need to break through.

The 108 Year Puja

On this weekend Urban Retreat, we will be looking at Sangharakshita’s talk and exploring these themes, as well as celebrating his birth and life with the 108 Year Puja taking place on what would have been his 97th birthday.

Each year we celebrate his life and work and express our well-wishing for him and our gratitude for his efforts in creating and sustaining the Triratna community. This is the nineteenth year of 108 years that the puja will be taking place.

Who Can Attend?

This retreat is suitable for anyone who already has an established meditation practice with the DBC or other Triratna Sangha.

This non-residential urban retreat will run in-person at the Dublin Buddhist Centre and online. We’d really encourage you to come in-person if you can, and, because of space limitations, ask that you commit to coming in-person to all the sessions.

Retreat times and Donations

Times: Friday 7pm – 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

While all of our events are offered on a donation basis, to attend our courses in-person we ask for a deposit of €50 to secure a place as space is limited.

On a donation basis, suggested donation €120. (A booking deposit of €50 is required for in-person bookings.)


Contact us or use the link in the Sangha Email to book on.

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