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Ten Pillars

Thursday, 30 November 2023 to Sunday, 10 December 2023

The ten Dharmachari precepts are what an Order member lives by; they are what Bhante has called ‘the Mula Pratimoksha’ – the basic ethical code.

Each of the precepts is so precious that they can be likened to ten pillars made of precious substances – diamond, gold, crystal, pearl, etc. – which provide the essential foundation for the cultivation of higher states of consciousness and the development of transcendental insight. There is no spiritual life without them.

On this retreat we will study and practise these ‘ten pillars’ of Buddhism and of life in the Order, as well as reflecting on and discussing them in the context of our own spiritual lives.

In particular, we will be studying Bhante's book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism.

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Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.15am.

Waiting List
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As an alternative retreat, we recommend Awakening Imagination at the end of October.

Led By: 
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination and Dharmacharis in UK and Europe
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
Booking Availability: 
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