Author Archives: Martin Evans

Day of Practice – 1st June 2019 – What to you Trust?

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.

Day of Practice 11th May 2019 – Reflections from a Buddhist Nun

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.

ALBA Events 2019

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