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Ipswich Sangha Summer Retreat @home

July 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm July 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

***Pay What You Can | First-timers Welcome***

Many things that once appeared solid, reliable, and predictable now seem vulnerable and transient. However, we have this precious opportunity for practice before us.

Come and join the Ipswich Buddhist Sangha and learn about the Buddha’s teaching of The Four Mind-turning Reflections which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma (The Buddha’s teachings).

Friday evening is for settling into the retreat including introductions, a dedication ceremony, and a short meditation.

On Saturday morning we welcome Subhuti as guest speaker. Having been ordained for nearly 50 years Subhuti is an immensely well-respected order member with vast knowledge and experience.

Saturday also includes talks by Carumani and Harshaprabha, a shared lunch and a puja (Buddhist ritual) in the evening.

Sunday has talks by Arthapriya and Shubha and concludes with a special moment when we step from the virtual to the actual by linking-up live with Meditation in the Park at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

See the outline programme for the weekend

Pre-retreat Introductory Session

The retreat is suitable for everyone. If you are not familiar with The Mindfulness of Breathing and The Metta Bhavana meditations please attend the special Introductory Session session at 6pm Friday 17th July. If this is your first retreat or you don’t already know people from the Ipswich sangha we also recommend that you attend this special session as this will lead to a better retreat for you. The session will also include a brief introduction to Puja (Buddhist ritual) and what you need to know about using Zoom.

Please book below paying what you can afford. You will receive details of how to participate a few days before the retreat begins.

Read these tips for preparing for and participating in a retreat at home

If you have a question about the retreat you can send Andy an email

If you are looking for the ZOOM LINK it is in your Participation Pack. If you have booked and not received your Participation Pack please email publicity@ipswichbuddhistcentre.org.uk

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