The Mythic Life

discovering, connecting, and cultivating helpful myth

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How as Western Buddhists will we engage in the creation of myth? On the one hand we have the whole Buddhist tradition, together with the mythology of Western culture, to inspire us. On the other, we have so much theoretical knowledge getting in the way of that aspiration. The creation of myths will depend on our own very deep feelings and profound aspirations, feelings that go beyond our present personal situation, and even existing world situation. If we have these feelings and aspirations, eventually there will be a need for them to be projected in an objective form as myth. (quote from Bhante Sangharakshita)

We all have myths - stories that shape the meaning, purpose and experience of our life. During this weekend retreat we will seek to uncover the (often unconscious) myths we live by and decide whether or not they are helpful. Arthavadin will help us explore ways to discover, connect with and cultivate skilful myths to positively transform ourselves, our relationships with others, and the world around us.

When

Start: 15 November 2019 at 7:00pm
Finish: 17 November 2019 at 3:00pm

Cost

$260 waged or $210 low or unwaged

Location

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Sudarshanaloka

Tararu Valley, Thames

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