Over the months of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bodhicitta Practice has been a powerful cohesive factor for the Triratna Order. Every Sunday, at 7.30 and 2.30 UK time, Order members from around the world have been meeting online, meditating together to contact the deep power of love and compassion and channel it into the world with all its suffering. I’ve been moved by this shared practice, and in response I wanted to offer Order members the opportunity to explore the Bodhicitta Practice together more deeply on an online retreat. So I shall be leading a six-day retreat from Monday 28th September to Saturday 3rd October.
Over those 6 days, I’ll give presentations on different aspects of the Bodhicitta Practice, do some guided meditations and answer questions. There will also be the chance for breakout discussion groups. The content of the evenings (UK time) will vary, with some guided meditation, mantra recitation and puja.
It’s impossible to schedule things so that Order members all around the world can participate live (without some very sleepless nights!). We’re in the process of making special arrangements for those of you in Australasia, so you can participate as fully as possible.
I’m very pleased that the idea has been taken up by Adhisthana. They will be hosting the event, and we can join their morning meditation session online. I’ll be leading the other 3 sessions from their shrineroom, which has a strong atmosphere. I’m very grateful for all their help in making it possible.
You will find full details and the opportunity to book for the retreat, which is being offered on a dana basis, on the Adhisthana website here.
I look forward to seeing many of you there!
All good wishes,