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The Buddha In the Compost Heap

The Buddha In the Compost Heap

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  • Fri 16 Jun ’17, 6:00pm


Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre, 126 Victoria St, Thames


All Ages

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  • Weekend retreat fee: $240.00



Behold this compost! behold it well! What chemistry! It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions…

Walt Whitman - How can making compost or meditating help change the world, and what do they have to do with each other?

The fallow winter months provide time to enrich our soils and our minds with these complementary arts.

Join us at Sudarshanaloka Retreat centre in the Tararu Valley, Thames for a weekend exploring some permaculture basics in a Buddhist context.

Drawing on the dharmic metaphor of transformation, we will delve into the pungent, earthly riches of carbon & nitrogen, manure & roadkill.

Get warm by day in active, hands-on compost making sessions. And stay cosy during meditations in the small shrine room and nights by the fire.

A weekend retreat where no experience is needed, just an open mind, reasonable fitness and a willingness to get your hands dirty.

Led by Thames folk and permaculture practitioners Lisa Kelly and Akasamati - of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

200 low income, including vegetarian food and accommodation. For more info and bookings please visit https://sudarshanaloka.nz

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