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“Thirty Days of Silence” – This is the title of a talk Dharmamodini will give next Tuesday 2nd August at Sangha Night, sharing some of her experiences from her recent month’s solitary retreat on Kangaroo Island.

On 9th August, participants in The True Individual retreat will share with others what unfolded over the four days, and how they experienced different approaches to going deeper in our understanding of the Dharma and spiritual journeying.

The 16th August will be the date we share in a full moon puja to rejoice in the Buddha’s Awakening and keep alive the freshness and newness of our experience. To quote Sangharakshita “Everything you do is done for the first time, because both you and the situation are different. Everything is happening for the first time.”

The mystery of the second half of August will reveal itself in due course!

Everyone is welcome to join us at 96 Halifax St on Tuesday nights, commencing at 6.45pm, concluding 9.15pm. There is a Drop-In meditation available for anyone wanting instruction in meditation, no experience necessary; this also starts at 6.45pm; please arrive by 6.40pm.

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VJL cldr'11.jpgThis is the title of a talk we will listen to at Sangha Night next Tuesday, 26th July. It is a culmination of the theme we have been exploring What is the Sangha? and a lead-in to our August retreat focusing on the True Individual. The talk is by Vajradarshini and looks at the radical nature of Sangharakshita’s teaching, with his emphasis on the centrality of Going For Refuge and the Middle Way.

The evening starts with meditation at 6.45pm, (there are two different sessions happening at this same time, one with instruction and one without), and will conclude by 9.15pm.

Everyone welcome.

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Dharma Day

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Tuesday 19th July
6.45pm at 96 Halifax St

Adelaide Triratna will celebrate this auspicious occasion in the Buddhist calendar at our Sangha Night next week with meditation and a Sevenfold Puja. Around the full moon in July we gather to rejoice in the gift of the Buddha’s teaching. We bring to mind the historical meeting in the deer park at Sarnath, between the Buddha and his former disciples, when he shared with them his experiences of Awakening and showed them the way to Enlightenment.

Join us for this memorable evening, everyone is welcome.

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Our theme for the coming retreat at Glenbarr

from the evening of Thursday 4th August 

to Monday afternoon 8th August

Sangharakshita poses the question: Am I an individual or just a social unit? and he goes on to say this is, at bottom, the central question of our personal lives, and it is one we need to keep asking ourselves and keep trying to penetrate more deeply.

It is also the key to the development of sangha, a spiritual community, our current theme on Tuesday nights. The retreat is an opportunity to go deeper in our explorations of the nature of sangha as a free association between developing individuals, and what it is to be truly human.

Book your place now to be a part of this special event at Glenbarr, Strathalbyn in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, phone Dharmamodini
0439 839 785.

Contribution to cover costs for the four nights is $200.

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