Day Retreat

In March we had a fascinating Day Retreat with Steve Todd. Diverging a bit from the advertised theme, he compared aspects of the philosophy of Socrates and the origins of Western philosophy with the expression of Buddhist thinking. Thanks a lot, Steve! It was much enjoyed by everybody.

Day Retreat with Dirk

“The Universe in Every Detail II  - The Paramitas”

Saturday, 22th April 2017

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche & Tenzin Peljor

Buddhist reasoning is often less linear than what we’re used to. Listed items could all be interlinked, so that they form a web of interrelated, interdependent meanings, rather than distinct, consecutive stages in an explanation.
The Six Paramitas is a teaching which expounds the Buddhist ethical code. It explains how ethics are intimately connected with gaining wisdom and compassion.
The paramitas are a good example of how Buddhist thinking is expressed in a non-linear way. For example, paradoxically, an understanding of the last (sixth) paramita is presumed in order to truly understand the previous five. Also, each of the paramitas contains all the others. If one looks carefully, one can find the Four Noble Truths in the paramitas, and the Heart Sutra is embedded in each one of them (the Heart Sutra being a concise form of the Paramita of Wisdom).
Complicated? No, not really. During this Day Retreat we’ll take time to make sense of it and deepen our understanding.
We’ll see how, often, something of beauty and significance can be found in the detail.
Beginners are welcome!

About Bodhicharya London’s Day Retreats

Bodhicharya London is under the guidance of Ringu Tulku. We have been doing stimulating monthly day retreats at the Helios Centre for some time now.

We do a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. By the end of the day, we will have done about three hours of meditation in total. Beginners are very welcome.


HELIOS, 116 Judd Street WC1H 9NS, near St. Pancras Station;


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The suggested voluntary donation is £20 for the day and the venue. If you can’t afford it, you can give a smaller amount (just mention this to the group guide). We have two optional additional collections. One collection is for either Ringu Tulku or the Rigul Trust, and one for the retreat guide.

We usually have lunch nearby for about £6, if you would like to join us.

We are saving money for future projects (for example our visiting teachers), so if you give more, it helps us fund these. You can also
become a member, or make an additional donation on the the day or direct to our bank account.

Future Meditation Retreat Days

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