Urban Retreat 2021
Urban Sangha Retreat 2021
The Alchemy of Sangha: The Four Tantric Rites- Fascination, Pacification, Destruction and Prospering
Cardiff Buddhist Centre and Stroud Sangha invite you to our online Urban Retreat.
With an alchemical mixture of talks, workshops, meditation, ritual, creativity and discussion, we will explore these four tantric rites in relation to Sangha. We will also explore how to bring this retreat into your everyday life and transform you, no matter what your living conditions are.
For those who wish to, this can be an intensive retreat at home. But it will also be flexible, allowing those who are balancing work and family responsibilities to participate and catch up later.
The tantric rites of fascination, pacification, destruction and prospering are deep energies within us all. They act not as separate qualities but as a mandala, a circle of relationship that influence and balance each other. Cultivating these qualities can have a profound impact on ourselves, our community and the world around us.
The retreat will not be 7 hours a day on Zoom! Instead we will punctuate the day with points of practice and you have the freedom to develop and reflect on the theme in your own way at home.
Featuring Kamalagita, Vimalachitta, Satyadaya, Subhadassi, Khemini and Padmasimha.
When? 15th-19th November 2021.
Where? Online, on Zoom.
How much? Suggested donation: £50-£150, depending on circumstances. TO DONATE, click here.
If you cannot donate the suggested amount, we suggest that you use the principle of Dana to guide your offering: “Take what you need, give what you can“.
If you are a UK taxpayer, please also consider downloading and filling out the Gift Aid form. By filling in this form we can receive an extra 25% back from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs on your donation. Thank you!
How to register? Fill out the form below and afterwards, go to our DONATE page to send your donation. You will receive the joining instructions and Zoom link on your e-mail address before the event.
Watch a video from Kamalagita inviting you to this year’s retreat here.
Read testimonials from last year’s attendees:
“First of all I want to say thank you so much for all for our urban retreat! I have very much enjoyed the things I have been able to join — I’m balancing my participation with needing to be at work as well! I very deeply appreciate your efforts it took and takes to make this happen. Your hosting has been warm and inviting. What excellent teaching! Thank you so much for these rich offerings.”
“I really value the big chunks of sangha time, meditation and ritual alongside my daily life. In a way more interesting and exciting for me than a ‘retreat environment’. The interspersedness has lead to more integration and revelations.”