Going on retreat is one of the most powerful of Buddhist practices – taking time and space, surrounded by nature, to let go of the pressures of daily life and allow the mind naturally to relax and open, and to come into fuller, more harmonious connection with others.
The Triratna Buddhist Community, of which WLBC is part, also runs a wide range of other retreats across the UK, and worldwide: see goingonretreat.com.
How we can be engaged in the world without becoming depressed, over anxious or overwhelmed? How might we live a meaningful life in these demanding times? Can we become like Green Tara and use our meditation practice to cultivate wisdom and compassion so that we can step out into the world and reach out a helping hand?