Onsdag 23 augusti – Söndag 27 augusti
Leds av Viryabodhi
Friday 10 March 2023 – Sunday 12 March 2023
Open to everyone aged 18-35 years in the Nordic countries. No previous experience of meditation or Buddhism required.
(If you are under 18 and wish to join, get in touch with the centre.)
Shraddha, the buddhist word for faith, has sometimes been translated as ‘what is ultimate in you responding to what is ultimate in the universe’. Faith is our mind’s natural responsiveness to higher values and beauty. Faith is not an exclusively religious emotion – when we witness generosity, when we feel the love of a friend, when we hear something true being spoken, faith arises.
On this weekend retreat for people aged 35 and under, we will encounter the three types of faith: our seeing of fundamental existential truths, ‘confident faith’, our aesthetic responsiveness to the beauty of that which is Good, ‘lucid faith’, and the faith that arises when we realise our own potential for growth, ‘longing faith’. We’ll explore why faith is so important on the Buddhist path, how to cultivate Shraddha and how to make sure we balance it with wisdom.
This weekend retreat combines meditation and silence, discussion and friendship, inspiring collective rituals and time for solitude to answer these questions. Whether you’re new to Buddhism and meditation or have been practising for many years, this retreat is for you.
Led by Ksantikara (Adhisthana retreat centre, UK), Padmabhasa (Swedish/Padmaloka retreat centre, UK), Prasadacarin (Stockholm, Sweden), Satyanita (Uppsala, Sweden) & Viktor NB (Stockholm, Sweden)
Learn more about our prices levels in the next booking step
The price covers the cost of the retreat, including accommodation and all meals. The price does not include dana/donation or support for the retreat leaders, apart from travel expenses, the members of the order who lead do not receive any payments for retreats at Dharmagiri.
The retreat begins with dinner at 18:30. You are welcome to come anytime from 15:00. We wish that you do not plan to arrive later than 18.30. If you still think you might need it, contact us before booking.
We finish in the afternoon at 14:00.
Dharmagiri offers simple but comfortable accommodation. You will share a room with 1-5 other people and we will eat all meals together.
Being on retreat together means taking care of each other. The team leading the retreat are volunteers who are also on the retreat and we will ask you to help with cooking, cleaning and simple chores. Working together is a great way to get to know each other, and it also helps us keep the cost of the retreat to a minimum.
Dharmagiri has one single room that can be allocated to a person with special needs. If you require a single room in order to attend, please contact us prior to booking to ensure availability.
We eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together every day. Many Buddhists eat a vegan diet as an expression of nonviolence. All food at Dharmagiri is therefore vegan. If you have any allergies, it is important that you contact us before booking to ensure we can accommodate your special dietary requirements.
If you are not traveling from another country, we ask you to bring your own bedding (sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases). You also need to bring all the toiletries you need, including towels. For those who have traveled a long way or forgot to bring sheets, these are available to rent against payment. Individual toiletries are also available for sale.