The Problem of Violence and the Way of Peace
22 April 2023 - 29 April 2023
Leader: Donal Creedon
Cost Information: £420 single room, £308 each in a twin, £238 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.
Course fee: By donation (dana)
Our world is on fire, engulfed in endless conflict. Violence and fear are everywhere at every level. According to Buddha dharma our consciousness is afflicted at its very core. The afflicted mind is a potent cocktail of resentment and confusion. It is from this unholy mix that conflicts arise both individual and collective.
Yet, it need not be so if we take time to listen, reflect and meditate.
The question is how does the mind free itself of its accumulated violence and fear?.
We have to know who we are, what we are, where we are and what it means to be a human being beyond identities. We need to see the truth directly for ourselves. It involves looking into the shadow of the human psyche and as well rediscovering our true nature, called Buddha nature or simply the natural state. Thrangu Rinpoche says the nature of mind is already peace.
Conditions for joining the retreat.
This is a Buddhist meditation retreat and particularly suitable for those with some knowledge and experience. However everyone is welcome. Each person should be committed to the program and leave personal demands and agendas aside. This is essential. Ethical conduct based on Buddhist precepts and consideration for others is assumed. If you cannot fulfil these conditions please do not come.
This is a Dharma retreat and thus there is no retreat fee. We welcome donations, which can be made on site or via the 'Donation' button on our website
Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 7 nights from 22 April 2023. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Meditation Retreat with Donal Creedon