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Offline mendkaz-xD

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A little confused.
« on: December 30, 2009, 05:34:19 pm »
Hi there! I've recently been left with an entire year free of plans, due to unfortunate circumstances, and wanted to use this time to further my Buddhist practice by going on a retreat. Buuuttt, I don't know where to go on one, or what to do, etcetera etcetera! So I thought, what better place to ask than here. ^___^

So I was wondering, do any of you know where I can go on a retreat in the U.K.? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: A little confused.
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 08:48:12 pm »
Do you have a preferred tradition you want to work from?

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Re: A little confused.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 05:58:59 am »
There are plenty of places and retreats but I agree with TM, it depends on whether you have a particualr tradition or school in mind.  Smaye Ling in Scotland is a Kagyu monastery for example with lots going on throughout the year and I am sure other schools have similar centres.  :)
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Re: A little confused.
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 02:50:18 pm »
I recommend checking out www.buddhanet.net; it's a world-wide Buddhist directory. If there are any sanghas around your area, it should have them. Good luck! :)
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Re: A little confused.
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 07:25:44 am »
Thanks very much! ^___^ I'm looking for a Therevadan tradition, but the places I've found in the U.K. mention nothing about retreats, and I was worried that this was some concept that I'd completely imagined. (Hence the confusion. xD)

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Re: A little confused.
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 10:43:00 am »
Oh, no, the Theravada school definitely practices retreats as well. :) I suggest emailing the sanghas that you would like to attend and asking them if they plan to schedule any retreats in the near future.
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Attachment is a choice. The choice to be free of attachment has existed from the moment we first made the choice to be attached. We just get so used to making choices based on attachment that we never realize that we're actually making choices at all.

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Re: A little confused.
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 03:06:13 pm »
Are you familiar with Vipassana retreats through Dhamma.org? These are 10-day retreats for lay people to practice 5 or 8 precepts.

In Ireland: http://www.ie.dhamma.org/
In the UK: http://www.dhamma.org/en/bycountry/eu/uk.shtml

 


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