Dhivan

Dhivan is from Somerset in England, and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2004. His book This Being That Becomes: the Buddha's teaching on conditionality was published by Windhorse in 2011. He lives in Bristol, where he teaches philosophy for the Open University.

His website is www.dhivan.net

dependent arising - study and practice

Friday, 31 March 2017 to Friday, 7 April 2017 2017

The Buddha’s teaching of conditionality or dependent arising offers a way to think about the causes and conditions for suffering in our experience, and about the causes and conditions for the path to liberation. This retreat will combine study of the Buddha’s teachings on conditionality with discussion and meditation to make it all real.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

a living mirror

Friday, 1 April 2016 to Friday, 8 April 2016 2016

An exploration of anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing in sixteen stages), aiming to engage the whole of our experience through sutta study and group discussion, meditation, and periods of silence. Moving through the stages of the anapanasati takes us deeper into a clear and still awareness, leaving us sensitive and open like a living mirror.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Dependent Arising - The Spiral Path

Friday, 19 April 2019 to Friday, 26 April 2019 2019

The Buddha’s teaching of conditionality or dependent arising offers a way to understand the causes and conditions for suffering in our experience as well as for the ‘spiral path’, a sequence of stages of the path to liberation. This retreat will combine study of the Buddha’s teachings on the spiral path with discussion and meditation to make it all real.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Dependent Arising

Friday, 30 March 2018 to Friday, 6 April 2018 2018

The Buddha’s teaching of conditionality or dependent arising offers a way to think about the causes and conditions for suffering in our experience, and about the causes and conditions for the path to liberation. This retreat will combine study of the Buddha’s teachings on conditionality with discussion and meditation to make it all real.

These retreats are especially for people who are already practicing within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Previous experience of the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditations and of the 7-fold Puja will be assumed.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

a living mirror

Friday, 3 April 2015 to Friday, 10 April 2015 2015

An exploration of anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing in sixteen stages), aiming to engage the whole of our human experience, through sutta study and group discussion, meditation and silence, bodywork and ritual. Moving through the stages of anapanasati takes us deeper into clear and still awareness, leaving us sensitive and open like a living mirror.

 

For more information, please take a look here

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

This being, that becomes

Friday, 4 April 2014 to Friday, 11 April 2014 2014

During this study retreat, we will explore themes from Dhivan's recent book This Being, That Becomes: The Buddha's Teaching on Conditionality

We will use meditation, study, discussion, reflection and devotion to explore conditionality in different ways, and hence allow this profound teaching to enter into our minds and hearts as much as possible.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00