Day Retreats and Residential Retreats
Friendship: the Whole of the Spiritual Life
Saturday 27 November 10am – 4pm
When Ananda remarked to the Buddha that Friendship was 'half the spiritual life', the Buddha replied, '"Not so, Ananda! Not so, Ananda! It is the entire spiritual life, that is: good friendship, good companionship, good comradeship." So we might wonder as how this can be. How can friendship be the whole of our practice? What was the Buddha getting at?
Open to all who have attended an Introductory Course
Entering the Mandala of the Dakinis
Friday 10 December – Friday 17 December
Passionate, playful and sometimes fierce. Dakinis challenge and invite us to break free of our bondage to samsara.
Led by Satyamuni, Ratnagita and Alokasanna, and organised by Blackburn Buddhist Centre
York Spring Sangha Retreat
Friday 11 March – Sunday 13 March
A residential weekend of meditation and Dharma study for members of our sangha, at the Beamsley Project near Skipton. Details to follow in the New Year
The cost is £75 plus whatever you wish to donate at the end of the weekend. All food and board is included. All sangha members are invited.