'Only when a man feels strongly will he act effectively'
Ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Order consists, essentially, in Going for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. The ceremony of ordination consists in the witnessing of your 'effective Going for Refuge' by senior members of the Order. Your entire ordination training will be orientated towards deepening your Going for Refuge to the point where Order members can say that it is 'effective', in all aspects of your life.
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.