Online Saṅgha Retreat: 'From Here to Enlightenment'
Friday 22 January – Sunday 24 January
A retreat allows us to deepen our practice, and develop friendships with others who attend the Buddhist centre.
On the retreat there will be periods of meditation, talks around the theme 'ethics, meditation and wisdom', 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, the online Saṅgha retreats are well suited as a first retreat. The material will be suitable to anybody who has been to a few of our classes, and you will already know many of the people on the retreat.
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.
|18:00||Optional Introduction for those new to Triratna retreats|
|19:00||Welcome, Introduction and tune-in|
|20:00||Meditation & Dedication Ceremony|
|10:00||Talk on retreat theme|
|19:30||Meditation and puja|
|14:00||Tune out and closing ritual|
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.