Online Men's Retreat: 'The Mirror of Truth'
Friday 12 March – Sunday 14 March
The Buddha would often be asked what the future held and it was in response to this he gave the teaching of the 'Mirror of Truth'. He said there is no need to consult an Enlightened being regarding the future, you just need to observe your behaviour, consider it's likely consequences and draw your own conclusions. This teaching shows us the importance of taking responsibility for our practise and how our destination is in our own hands. We will, during the weekend, be exploring some of the implications of this for how we live our own lives; including ethics, karma, faith and our own going for refuge.
On the retreat there will be periods of meditation, talks around the theme 'The Mirror of Truth', discussion groups and pūjā (a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting, recitation and making traditional offerings).
Whilst very different from a face to face retreat, online retreats can provide supportive conditions for practise and a sense of being with others and within a Sangha.
The material will be suitable to anybody who has been to a few of our classes and has some experience of our meditation practices.
If you wish to know more about retreats and what to expect, ask an Order Member at one of our classes or get in contact via our email address.
We'd love for you to join us.
How To Join
Details of the Zoom Login for the retreat will be made available nearer the time
Use a PC or Mac
For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.
A few minutes before we're due to start, open the app if you have downloaded it, or go to join.zoom.us, and enter the meeting ID you've been given to join.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I need to have been coming?
If you know the stages to the two meditations taught at the centre, the retreat will be suitable for you.
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
The retreat is suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs, and makes an excellent first retreat for people who have recently started being involved with meditation and Buddhism.
What does the cost include?
The retreat cost covers the full weekend retreat.
Can I apply for a place using the bursary fund?
Yes. Contact us and we will help you if we can.
Do I have to come to everything in the programme?
No you don't have to attend all of the programme if you are not able to, however you will get the most from the retreat if you are able to fully commit to it.