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?
On this day retreat to celebrate Sangha Day, Mahasraddha and Shakyapada will be looking at spiritual friendship, seeing how and why it is central to our practice and indeed, how it encompasses the whole of the Dharma: from conditioned co-production right through to the practice of metta; from ethics through to the three lakshanas; from the klesas through to the six paramittas.
Join us for a day of friendship and Dharma at St Olaves Church Hall, just off Marygate. The day is open to all who have been on an Introductory Course. Please bring veggie/vegan lunch to share.
There is no charge but we would appreciate a donation of £10-£15 or whatever you can afford.
If you wish you can make an online donation with this booking to help us cover our costs. We suggest £10-£15 or whatever you can afford.
Where to Find Us
St Olave's Church Hall is just off Marygate on Marygate Lane. (Marygate is at the back of Museum Gardens) There is a Car Park off Marygate but is expensive (over £13 per day)