Vandika

Vandika recently moved to Somerset, England, after 25 years of London life, and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2006. She has a background in design and fine art, with a passion for exploring meditative experience and the Dharma through painting and drawing.

Her website is: www.laurathomsonpainting.co.uk

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 - 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

Exploring Buddhist Animism

Friday, 4 November 2022 to Friday, 11 November 2022 2022

Early Buddhism emerged from the animistic culture of iron-age India, shaking off the chains of superstition and belief in magic. But have we come too far from those sensitive resonant connections with nature into a disenchanted world?  On this retreat we will engage with themes from the early Buddhist tradition, through study, reflection, meditation, and ritual, rediscovering our place in the unfolding interconnectedness of all life.  And engage with the question of whether a more animistic approach to life may help us not only live more meaningfully, but help us build a better world.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

cancelled: dependent arising

Friday, 3 April 2020 to Friday, 10 April 2020 2020

The Buddha’s teaching of conditionality or dependent arising is a way to understand how experience works in terms of causes and conditions, but also a teaching about the way of life that leads to liberation. This retreat will combine study of the Buddha’s teachings on dependent arising with discussion and meditation to make it all real.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00