Retreats

Get away from the city and immerse yourself in an ideal environment to learn about meditation, Buddhism and yourself in a relaxed country setting.

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Weekend Retreat:

The Inconceivable Emancipation of the Vimalakirti-Nirdesa

7 pm Friday 11 – 4 pm Sunday 13 August

The Vimalakirti-Nirdesa is a great piece of Buddhist literature – it is profound, moving, funny, shocking, and inspiring. Vimalakirti himself is a wonderful character, absolutely uncompromising, delighting in taking the ground from underneath the feet of the mighty, but with a light touch, with gentle humour.

What would Vimalakirti say to us if he turned up at our place one day – which particular weakness, attachment, or pretension would he expose to ridicule? Discover something of the magic, drama and paradox of this classic Mahayana scripture in a weekend of study and readings from the text. Move towards the freedom of heart and mind which is the inconceivable emancipation of the Vimalakirti-Nirdesa.

Led by: Purna (from Auckland)

Where: Strathean Retreat Centre nr. Otaki

Cost: $180 waged or $130 unwaged

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Weekend Retreat:

7pm Friday 27 – 4pm Monday 30 OctoberPicture 023

Details to follow.

Led by: Varadevi

Where: Strathean Retreat Centre nr. Otaki

Cost: $270 waged or $195 unwaged

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