January half-day retreat: Dark times, faith in the light
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 lives in a forest hut near Dhanakosa. He still leads Dhanakosa retreats and continues to delight in introducing meditation to newcomers.
Open to all
January 20th 2021 1015 - 1300 (GMT)
These are dark times in more ways than one. Yet there is a light within humanity that shines forth nonetheless. Faith in the Buddha Dharma is faith in that light. You’re welcome to join us as we explore this theme from Dhanakosa on 20th January. Smritiratna will lead a meditation, give a short talk and arrange small group reflections so in all these ways we can contemplate this theme throughout the retreat. If you can precede it by scheduling your own meditation and follow it with a contemplative walk in Nature, you’ll be making the most of a special opportunity. Join us at 10.15. Then we lock to the meeting (to avoid the disruption of latecomers) at 10.30 and stay online right through to 1pm. As well as the meditation period there will be hourly breaks built in to refresh your energy. This is a chance to come together in shared practice once more.
Bookings will close at 4pm on Tuesday 19th January.