With the development of chanda, one's interest in the path is fully aroused. With the second ṛddhipāda, vīrya or energy, one brings all one's vigour into play; ones energies are fully aroused. When one establishes the third ṛddhipāda, citta, which means 'mind' or 'heart', one must really put one's heart into what one is doing. And with the fourth, mīmāṃsā or 'investigation', one goes into the matter thoroughly, one is fully alert.'
Sangharakshita, Know Your Mind, p27
The four bases of power, or potency, are a little known set of qualities that once cultivated lead us to a full dharma life that is open and unhampered, bright and luminous.
Each of them provide a gateway into a deeper experience of reality, and when conjoined they form a formidable force, power or even potency that one can wield in the Dharmacharya.
During this Order weekend we will be using this traditional formulation as a means to clarify and develop our sense of the Order as a force for good in the world - a force that ultimately leads beyond the world into the liberation of mind and heart.
There will be a set of talks on the theme, and we will practice Sadhana together as well as Puja.
Details and Timings
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at around 2:30pm.
This weekend is directly followed by the Kalyana Mitrata Order retreat. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both.
Health and Hygiene
For information on our Covid policy and to see our risk assessment please visit our Coming on Retreat page.