Buddhist Women’s Network Day of Practice for Lay Women
Dhammapada Reflections: The Buddha’a Path of Wisdom
The Dhammapada is one of the best-known and highly esteemed texts in the Buddhist scriptures. First memorised, then written in the ancient Pali language, it is a compilation of sayings attributed to the Buddha in verse form. Its contents are vivid and direct, rich in simile, metaphor and poetic imagery. This text has long been regarded as a source of practical guidance, spiritual wisdom and inspiration on the path towards contentment and freedom from suffering.
During the day of practice there will be an opportunity to explore and reflect on this classic text from the Pali cannon. The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, guided contemplation and group sharing.
Meet in the Retreat Centre Kitchen where hot drinks will be available from 9.30. There will be a short orientation talk at 9.45 before a 10.00 am start in the shrine room. We ask participants to bring already prepared vegetarian food for a shared lunch.
There is no need to book and no fee but there will be an opportunity to make a donation towards the running costs of the Retreat Centre. All women are welcome, including newcomers to meditation and the Buddhist tradition.
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