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Dharma Training Programme 2023 – Discourse on Love

Join this retreat to explore the wisdom of the Discourse on Love

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26 Oct 2023 - 30 Oct 2023

Sidcot School, Winscombe, North Somerset, BS25 1PD

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About the retreat

Facilitated by UK Dharma teachers Mhairi (Vari) McLuskie and Angie Searle at Sidcot School in Somerset.

We will explore the wisdom of the Discourse on Love  and related teachings to understand how to cultivate true love in our lives for ourselves, for others and for the earth.

“Love, compassion, joy and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything. If we learn ways to practice love, compassion, joy and equanimity, we will know how to heal the illnesses of anger, sorrow, insecurity, sadness, hatred, loneliness and unhealthy attachments” Thich Nhat Hanh


Practical Information

This retreat will be held over five days, from October 26- 30. You can attend in person or on-line via Zoom.

Residential Retreat

We ask everyone coming on residential Dharma Training retreats to be a member of the Community of Interbeing (you can join here :  Join Us ).

This retreat will be held in Somerset at :

Sidcot School
Oakridge Ln,
BS25 1PD

The retreat will include:-

– Opportunities to practice guided and silent sitting meditations, walking meditation, mindful eating and noble silence;

– Opportunities to learn from others through dharma sharing and exploration;

– Dharma teaching from UK Dharma Teachers. Set texts for reflection will be shared with you before the retreat.

Participants of this residential event must comply with the Covid-19 guidelines at the event venue and with the relevant Government Covid-19 guidelines in force at the time of the event. Further details of the Covid-19 requirements will be sent to ticket-holders one week before the start of the event.

The retreat on Zoom

There is the option of attending the retreat online via Zoom . Those attending on Zoom will be able to join meditation sessions, Dharma talks, dharma sharing and other activities. You can fully participate in the programme, including supper on the first evening and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. It can be a wonderful opportunity.

We invite you to create a retreat atmosphere at home – planned meals, a quiet corner for meditation, some time away from being online. We are aware that some retreatants will have family around them and we fully support your need to take care of responsibilities. We suggest sharing a copy of the programme with your family so that they can support you for the sittings, the talks and the dharma sharing.



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