Weekend Winter Retreat - Vajrasana

Friday 8th Dec 2023 to Sunday 10th Dec 2023 - 6.30pm to 1.30pm

Theme - Symbols of Growth and Discovery: Uncovering our True Potential with the White Lotus Sutra

The White Lotus sutra is one of the most popular and enduring Buddhist sutras. The parables and stories from the sutra reveal that spiritual development is an organic and natural process of growth and development. They paint a picture of the Dharma nourishing all beings – like the rain and sunshine nourishes the earth – enabling all to grow and develop in their own way.

Stories like escaping the burning house and coming home after being lost, depict a universe where all beings are moving in the direction of enlightenment – away from suffering and distress and towards the discovery of our true spiritual inheritance of inner riches and joy. The sutra offers a big vision; not just for us individually but for humanity as a whole.

Join us on this retreat where we will engage with the parables and myths from the White Lotus sutra through storytelling, study, group discussion and Buddhist ritual.

The retreat will be held at Vajrasana retreat centre in the beautiful Suffolk countryside just an hour from Cambridge. There’s a warm fire, good food, and potential for new friends – as well and spaciousness and silence.

This retreat is open to newcomers, regulars, sangha and groups from outside of Cambridge.

The Retreat
Take the opportunity to connect with the joy and inspiration of a Buddhist retreat community; there is no better way to connect more deeply with the transformational and deeply positive message of the Buddha's teaching.

Dana Economy
This retreat is bookable with a £50 non-refundable deposit. We offer retreatants the opportunity to make an additional donation, which you can do at the checkout. There will also be a dana announcement on the retreat. As a guide, we are charged £85 for each retreatant; any additional income will help support others to come on our retreats. For more information on our Dana Economy, click HERE

Retreat details
You will be sent information on what to bring with you when you make your booking, as well as directions to the Retreat Centre and a link to help you to share lifts.

Dietary and medical needs
All meals are vegan; if you have a food allergy or medical condition requiring a special diet, please enter the details at the checkout.

If you know that you snore, it would also be useful to include this information so that it may be taken into account when allocating rooms. Single rooms are strictly limited and may only be allocated to those with mobility or health issues.

Please be aware that none of the classes/events run by the Cambridge Buddhist Centre is aimed at under 18-year-olds. All under 18-year-olds must be accompanied by their parent or another responsible adult over the age of 18 (with their parent's permission). Please contact us in advance of attending at info@cambridgebuddhistcentre.com so we can assess how suitable the event is for the young person

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