Women TFO and Dharmacharinis Retreat - Vajrasana
Exploring the four Sangrahavastus - The Ways of Unifying the Sangha
This is a retreat for women training for ordination and Dharmacharinis. An opportunity to come together for a weekend of practice and friendship.
We will be exploring the four Sangaravastus - the four means of unification, gathering or attraction - taking the Pali Canon story of Hatthaka as a starting point.
We already practice generosity, loving speech, beneficial activity and exemplification - on this retreat we will explore how deepening these practices can support and strengthen our personal connections and the whole spiritual community - for the benefit of all beings!
This is a retreat for women GFR Mitras and Dharmacharinis.
Our Dana Economy
The Cambridge Buddhist Centre is run as a 'gift economy, for which we use the Sanskrit term dana, meaning 'generosity'. Our Dana Economy, in which everyone contributes what they can for the benefit of all, offers a radical alternative to consumer culture. For the first time, we are offering a residential retreat on a 'dana basis'.
Financially, of course, we will have costs to cover. To help give you a guide, each person coming on the retreat will cost £80.
Those leading the retreat do so entirely on the basis of generosity and are not financially remunerated: our motivation is that a retreat can be a transformative, life-changing experience, and we want to make that available to as many people as possible.
Do consider making a donation when you book to cover these costs and, if you are able, consider contributing more so that we are able to offer events and retreats to more people. There will also be a Dana announcement on the retreat.
You will be sent links to the latest Covid precautions that are being undertaken at Vajrasana Retreat Centre 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.