Vajrasana Retreat: Sailing the Eight Worldly Winds

Friday 19th May 2023 to Sunday 21st May 2023 - 6.30pm to 3.30pm

Sailing the Eight Worldly Winds

Spring Sangha Retreat

How do we live good lives in this ever-changing world? Compelled by gain, caste down by loss, raised up by praise and gutted by blame - how can we avoid being ground down, and not lose our direction, confidence and spiritual vision?

The Buddha gave us clear teachings on how to work skilfully with these 'worldly winds' that can blow us around. On this retreat, we'll be exploring the Buddha's compassionate yet uncompromising teaching which can liberate our day-to-day lives. We shall explore the Lokavipatti Sutta and learn how we can skilfully work with the polarities of: Loss and Gain, Infamy and Fame, Blame and Praise, and Pain and Pleasure.

Saddharaja and the team will lead us through this territory with talks, meditations, workshops, ritual and readings of the sutta.

This retreat is for those familiar with Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana Meditation practices.

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.

Everyone who comes to CBC is welcome on this retreat - even if you are relatively new! All you need to be ready for this retreat is interested in meditation, curious about myth and ritual and open to Buddhist teachings - you don't have to be a fully signed-up Buddhist!

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 so we can assess how suitable the event is for the young person

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Vajrasana Retreat Centre
How To Book: 
Non-refundable deposit
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