awakening the bodhicitta
Smritiratna first took up Buddhist practice in 1977 at the age of 21 while studying Developmental Psychology at Sussex University. At 27, he began training in earnest with the FWBO and entered the Western Buddhist Order in 1991.
In 1996, he came to Scotland, joined the Dhanakosa project and spent five years on-site, teaching and house-keeping. In 2001, he gave up house-keeping to concentrate on study, contemplation and teaching. He now calls Edinburgh home and spends some of his time in a forest hut near Dhanakosa and three months a year on retreat at Guhyaloka in the Spanish mountains. He still leads Dhanakosa retreats and continues to delight in introducing meditation to newcomers.
Open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order only.
On this retreat we will be arousing the heart of wisdom and compassion through the practice of Tonglen. This is a simple and effective way to cultivate love and compassion towards ourselves and others amidst the challenges of everyday life. The retreat is an introduction to the 7-point mind training. This profound teaching integrates mindfulness, reflection, sadhana and the qualities of the four brahma viharas into a comprehensive approach for awakening the Bodhicitta. The retreat will include puja and ritual with supportive silence and meditation reviews. Open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order only.
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