Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Young Buddhists gather

Last weekend saw 55 young Buddhists from the Triratna community gathering for a weekend retreat in the UK’s beautiful Peak District. The weekend was the third in what’s become an increasingly popular annual event, each one being significantly larger than the last. People came from all across the UK - from Inverness to Cornwall, plus three from Dublin.

The theme was community, with a series of short talks on the four ‘Sanghravastus’, or ‘Means of Unification of the Sangha’ - an early teaching of the Buddha, found in the Hatthaka Sutta in the Pali Canon in which he advises on how best to create and maintain a spiritual community.

Plans are already in motion for next years’ national weekend retreat - and in the meantime there’s a range of events for young Buddhists - check the Events tab of the Young Triratna group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49821059114 or www.virya.co.uk.



Blogger Munisha said...

Well done folks, great to see these events really gaining momentum.

And if you want to see some more explorations of the Four Sangrahavastus, take a look at Clear Vision's new, FREE, online interactive Dharma materials, with video, here. They're called Us and Them. Though they are for teenagers I bet you'll find it interesting seeing the videos of various practical expressions of the 4S in today's Buddhist world, including Triratna:

Best wishes, Munisha


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