Please note that ALBA retreats must be booked by completing the ALBA retreat booking form. To learn more about our retreats view the web page about ALBA retreats. All retreats and Days of Practice are held at Amaravati Retreat Centre. ALBA retreats are led by lay Buddhist teachers from the Theravada Forest Sangha Tradition.
You can now book on ALBA retreats for 2019:
12-14 July 2019 – weekend retreat
Aug 30 – Sept 3 2019 – 5-day Retreat
Led by Randula Haththotuwa
What do you see? How do you make sense of it?
Do you trust your interpretation of it?
Is that really the Truth?
Or is it conditioned and limited by your past experience?
Then, would my interpretation be the same as yours?
What then is ultimately True?
Is the ultimate Truth then something beyond interpretation?
Something that is beyond our capacity to understand through intellect?
So, if we let go of interpretation what are we left with?
Are we left with mere observation of experience?
Does the ultimate Truth lie there?
Can you trust that?
The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, reflections and sharing on the theme. Meet in the Retreat Centre Kitchen from 9.30 am. There will be a short orientation talk at 9.45 am and we will then gather in the Retreat Centre shrine room for a 10 am start. Please bring some vegetarian food to share if you can. No booking required.
The day will be led by Ajahn Bodhipala.
It is the month of Vesak in the Buddhist calendar. Vesak marks the day celebrating the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. So, this month, we are delighted to be joined by Ajahn Bodhipala – a senior nun, a daughter of the Buddha’s lineage – continuing to keep His teachings alive. She has kindly offered to share her thoughts and experiences as a Buddhist Nun on her Path towards seeking Liberation.
The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, reflections and sharing on the theme. Meet in the Retreat Centre Kitchen from 9.30am. There will be a short orientation talk at 9.45 and we will then gather in the Retreat Centre shrine room for a 10.00am start.
Please bring already prepared vegetarian food for a shared lunch if you can. The day finishes at 5.00pm. No booking is required. There is no fee although donations towards the Retreat Centre are appreciated. Those new to Buddhism or to this tradition are welcome.
June 01 Day of Practice Randula Haththotuwa
July 12-14 Weekend Retreat Nick Carroll
Aug 10 Day of Practice Martin Evans
Aug 30-Sep 3 5-day Retreat Nick Carroll
Sept 28 Day of Practice Martin Evans
Nov 08 Dana meal offering to the monastic Sangha by ALBA
Nov 09 Day of Practice celebrating 25 yrs of ALBA – Nick Carroll with Ajahn Amaro
(Nov 10 Kathina celebration at Amaravati to which all are welcome)
Dec 14 Day of Practice Nick Carroll