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Spring Sangha Retreat @home

March 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm March 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

The Wheel of Life

During this weekend we will be looking at the vivid imagery depicted in the ‘Wheel of Life’ and how it relates to human existence – and our own lives.

We will look at how the three ‘poisons’ of greed, hatred and delusion bind us to this cycle, how the six realms of existence manifest in our lives and how the twelve links of dependent origination both give rise to suffering and offer release from it.

All are welcome but if this is your first retreat please see the ‘Further information below’. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Dutch at retreats@ipswichbuddhistcentre.org.uk with your query and a phone number.

Outline Programme

This is just a summary. Please see your participant pack for a more detailed and precise programme.

Friday Eve1800: chat room open, bring your evening meal
19:30 Welcome, Introductions & Announcements
2000: Ariyanivata introduces the theme
2015: Meditation and ritual ending approx 2100
Saturday0700 Introduction to the day. Meditations
0830 Breakfast
1000 Open room chat
1030 Presentation by Ariyanivata: The Hub of the Wheel followed by discussion groups
1115 Tea break
1145 Presentation by Ariyanivata – The Twelve Nidanas followed by discussion groups
1300 Lunch
1400 Freetime
1630 Meditation
1730 Break for supper
1930 Everyone rejoins
2000 Evening Ritual
2100 (approx.) Finish for the day
Sunday Morning0700: Introduction to the day. Meditations
0830 Breakfast
1000 Open room – chat
1030 Presentation by Amoghavajra – The Six Realms followed by discussion
1150 Break & chat
1200 Tune out
1215 Just sitting
1230 Closing ritual
1300 End of retreat

How to join

Please use the ‘Tickets’ panel to register and pay whatever you can afford.

When you have registered you will receive an email confirmation. A participation pack including the Zoom link for the retreat will be sent to those who have booked a day or so before the start of the retreat.

Note: You need to enter the number of places required before clicking ‘Book Now’


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More information

Is this retreat suitable for me?

Everyone is welcome to join the retreat however, if this is your first retreat please send an email when you have booked to retreats@ipswichbuddhistcentre.org.uk so that we are aware and can arrange an Introductory Session which will help ensure you have a good experience.

Do I need to attend for the whole retreat?

It is best if you can participate for the whole retreat but all sessions are optional. An outline programme with timings is given above.

How do I prepare for a retreat at home?

There will be full advice in the Participant Pack but you may also want to view this video by the London Buddhist Centre.


The retreat will be led by: