Sangha Events

'Thus the sangha is there to help us know ourselves and express ourselves better. It is able to do this because everyone who participates in it is committed to the Buddha as the idea of self-knowledge in the highest and deepest sense, and to the Dharma, the various principles and practices by which that self knowledge may be achieved. A common allegiance to the first two refuges constitutes the bond of unity between the members of the spiritual community. We are all following- albeit at different stages- the same path to the same ultimate goal.’
Sangharakshita, What is the Sangha.

Spiritual Death: A weekend for Men who have asked for Ordination 1st & 2nd June

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 16:00

System of Meditation: Spriritual Death.

In his study and practice of meditation, both alone with many teachers over a long period in India, Sangharakshita discovered that there is a recognizable sequence of unfolding in the life of someone who follows the Buddha’s teachings. There are certain key elements and patterns which emerge again and again and which we can support and enhance by the approach to meditation which we choose to follow. It’s not that we literally travel through these stages ‘once and for all’ – its much more as though we are traveling up a spiral path and will...

Crucible of communication: Discovering new ways of being by letting go

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 17:00

Bhadra and Viryadevi will be facilitating a further two weekend events this year. These events are suitable for those with at least six months meditation experience within the Triratna Sangha. You are welcome to come to just one or both. Each event will begin with some teaching input, then some pair work, moving towards working together as a whole group in ‘process work’. This is a direct method of discovering the living Dharma through our relational life. Just like any spiritual practice it can be both challenging and liberating. You will be encouraged to go at your own pace and trust...