The Three Principal Aspects of the Path
The three principal aspects of the spiritual path to enlightenment are renunciation – the wish to free ourselves from the cycle of delusion and suffering; bodhichitta – the compassionate determination to attain Buddhahood for the sake of all living beings; and the wisdom realizing emptiness, or ultimate truth, which alone has the power to cut through ego-grasping. Through brief teachings and guided meditations, we will gain some personal experience of these essential spiritual paths.
To obtain full benefit from the retreat it is best to attend all sessions, but if this is not possible you can attend any sessions you are able to on a drop-in basis.
The retreat is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced meditators.
About the teachers
Debs has been studying Buddhism for over 17 years and is the mother of two young children. This combination of thorough knowledge and down to earth experience give her classes an upbeat authenticity.
Debs is our Education Programme Co-ordinator and teaches the Tuesday morning class in the centre and leads the family workshops.
Adrian has been practising Kadampa Buddhism for over 10 years. He is married with a family and works with people suffering from addictions, and his a warmth, compassion and practical wisdom come through strongly in his teachings.
Ade teaches the Monday evening class in Dharmavajra Centre, leads the family workshop and gives day courses in the Centre.