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The New Society: Summer Working Retreat
The New Society: Summer Working Retreat

Wed, 26 Jul


Croydon Buddhist Centre

The New Society: Summer Working Retreat

We will come together to improve the building of the Croydon Buddhist Centre and to create something beautiful. There will be something for everyone, so all welcome. Come for part or all of the retreat.

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Time & Location

26 Jul 2023, 09:30 – 31 Jul 2023, 20:30

Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK


The New Society: Summer Working Retreat

Wednesday July 26th - Monday July 31st, 9:30am - 8:30pm

With Viryadeva and team

All welcome; 

Suggested donation: £0 - your work is your dana!

The Buddha’s vision was for the total transformation of human life.

In our society, it’s easy to think that Buddhist practice is mainly about individual change. But the Buddhist path implies a radical revisioning of our whole world. It demands not only that we work on liberating our own minds, but that we work to create the conditions for others to do the same.

In other words, the Dharma demands that we build a New Society.

On this very special retreat - one of the highlights of our year - we’ll be physically building the New Society by working together to transform the Buddhist Centre.

We’re going to be continuing the crucial work of turning the building into a beautiful shrine to the power of the Dharma. We’ll be stripping off more old paint and wallpaper to reveal and restore the building to its original glory. There will also be an opportunity to take part in printmaking and dying workshops - part of our project to create beautiful, community-generated images for the Buddhist Centre!

Vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.  No need to attend the whole retreat; feel free to drop in and out!

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