26 May to 28 May 2017 Waiting list onlyCourse code: DT1-17
This weekend is for people who want to understand the foundations of Buddhism and its relationship to meditation.
Buddhism is about lived experience. The Buddha’s natural approach was pragmatic, which means his ideas and frameworks are practical, and meant to change our lives. So while we will explore Buddhist frameworks and theory, we will see how they are meant to dislodge us from our current state, to make us different in a positive way, and we will understand what this actually means!
In this way it will become clear why Buddhism cannot be reduced to being just a philosophy, or another form of psychology, but is pointing to something well beyond both.
Meditation will be part of this weekend but explored and practiced in its Buddhist context as a foundation for living. The Buddha’s vision is hopeful and inspired. This spirit will inform our weekend.
The retreat is particularly for people new to Buddhism but is also open to anyone drawn to this topic.Starting time: Friday 4pm for a 7pm start
Finishing time: Sunday with lunch at 1pm
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