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Dharma Training Programme 2023 – Discourse on Happiness

Join this retreat to explore the wisdom of the Discourse on Happiness

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10 Feb 2023 - 12 Feb 2023

Purley Chase Centre, Mancetter, CV9 2RQ

Photo by Mona Eendra on Unsplash

About the retreat

The retreat will be facilitated by UK Dharma teachers Murray Corke and Teri West.

The Buddha offered the Discourse on Happiness (Mangala Sutta) to help us to live happy and meaningful lives. We all have the seed of happiness in our store consciousness, and if we know how to water that seed, we become happy. Happiness is the fruit of our practice of mindful living, it is not something that can be bought. If we are happy, we will bring happiness to those around us. On this retreat we will look deeply into the Discourse, and explore how we can bring happiness into our practice and our everyday lives.

Practical Information

This retreat will be held over a long weekend, from February 10th to 12th. You can attend in person or  on-line via Zoom.

Residential Retreat

We ask everyone coming on residential Dharma Training retreats to be a member of the Community of Interbeing (you can join here : Join Us ).

This retreat will be held at :

Purley Chase Centre
Purley Chase Lane,
Warwickshire CV9 2RQ

The retreat will include:-

– Opportunities to practice guided and silent sitting meditations, walking meditation, mindful eating and noble silence;

– Opportunities to learn from others through dharma sharing and exploration;

– Dharma teaching from UK Dharma Teachers. Set texts for reflection will be shared with you before the retreat.

Participants of this residential event must comply with the Covid-19 guidelines at the event venue and with the relevant Government Covid-19 guidelines in force at the time of the event. Further details of the Covid-19 requirements will be sent to ticket-holders one week before the start of the event.

The retreat on Zoom

There is the option of attending the retreat online via Zoom . Those attending on Zoom will be able to join meditation sessions, Dharma talks, dharma sharing and other activities. You can fully participate in the programme, including supper on the first evening and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. It can be a wonderful opportunity.

We invite you to create a retreat atmosphere at home – planned meals, a quiet corner for meditation, some time away from being online. We are aware that some retreatants will have family around them and we fully support your need to take care of responsibilities. We suggest sharing a copy of the programme with your family so that they can support you for the sittings, the talks and the dharma sharing.

To book the online retreat you will need to scroll down to the end of the “Tickets” list, and choose ‘Donation’ ticket – suggested donation £100. When prompted, please enter the email address which you use for Zoom.

How to attend

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