Location: Beamsley Project
Stepping into the Mandala
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April
The Leeds Buddhist Centre Sangha Retreat is held twice each year. This spring we’re going to the Beamsley Project again which is in a quiet rural location, near Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale. It’s a chance to practice with old friends and to make new friends. The programme includes meditation, workshops and ritual, and there is also time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
During this retreat we will be meeting and reflecting on the mandala of the five Buddhas. This is an important Buddhist symbol – a multi-faceted jewel communicating the different aspects of Enlightenment and reflecting the different qualities of the historical Buddha in later tradition. A meeting with each Buddha awakens the qualities which each embodies – energy, beauty, love, confidence and freedom .
Where physically possible all retreatants are asked to help out with cooking and washing-up etc. All meals are vegan and sleeping accommodation is provided (shared rooms, but if you need a single room for medical reasons, please ask). Please bring your own towels and toiletries. All bed linen is provided.
Everyone who meditates regularly is welcome, and in fact, this is a perfect weekend for those who have not been on retreat before. It is friendly, easy going and fun—with lots of meditation and Dharma practice.
TO BOOK: Please complete a booking form (available at the centre or click on the link) and enclose a non-returnable deposit of £65 to cover the basic costs.We suggest an additional donation during the retreat of between £15 and £65.
More details are shown on the booking form.
Date(s) - 06/04/2018 - 08/04/2018