Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The Heart of Ordination
This year we ar running two new retreats looking at what is at the heart of ordination.
Why join an order ? Why join this order ?
“......although the act of Going for Refuge is an individual act it is, at the same time, an act that takes place within a wider context.....because of this it is able to reveal itself more fully”......sangharakshita
The first of these retreats is
17 - 24 March
led by Vajradarshini Candraprabha Sridevi and Vidyalila
and Sridevi will be leading yoga
We will be looking at.....
The order as a living process and how it changes every time someone is ordained.
Taking our place in the Order is itself a practice. What might this mean?
What does it mean to be a free individual yet join with others in a network of friendships as an order ?
What is the relevance of the private and public ordination and what does it mean to take the precepts from our preceptor ?
Why be altruistic?
Do we have a feel for the Bodhisattva ideal ?
How do we engage with our imagination and myth so that our practice is held in a wider context and doesn't fall into spiritual materialism ?
Another retreat on this theme is 3 - 12 August with the same team