Wolf at The Door workshops and retreats are run by a group of friends within the Triratna Buddhist Order: Dharmavadana, Dhivan, Padmacandra, Satyadaka, Satyagita, Varasahaya, Vidyacitta and Vishvantara co-lead weekends and retreats in various combinations in the UK and further afield, while Satyalila concentrates largely on Order and other special events. Profiles of the team are here.
Our 2020 programme so far
COVID-19 UPDATE: We regret to say that some of our events have been affected by the present crisis. However, we are running equivalents, as far as possible, online - and in fact we have a fuller programme than ever this year! Please see below for details concerning individual events. Please also check the websites of host Centres for updates during the fast-changing Covid-19/lockdown situation.
In the meantime, if you need writing inspiration, why not have a look at these prompts from the Poetry Society.
And if you still need more prompts or some ideas for prose, just Google something like 'short story prompts' - there are hundreds of them.
We will of course resume face-to-face activities as soon as we possibly can.
8-9 May 2021: a weekend at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana: We regret to announce that this event has been cancelled.
29-30 May 2021: a weekend at the West London Buddhist Centre, with Vishvantara and Dharmavadana. The second of our four weekends at or via the WLBC this year. Online. Booking for this is now open. Go here. You do not need to have attended other WLBC weekends to attend this or any of the others.
25 June - 2 July 2021: a week's retreat at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre, near Balquhidder, Scotland, with Dharmavadana, Satyagita, Vidyacitta and Vishvantara.
Write and meditate by the shores of beautiful Loch Voil.
When we lead the Dharma life and move towards a more fully human one, the imagination is an essential part of that journey. Wolf at the Door offers you the chance to adventure in the Imagination through the practice of writing, meditation and ritual.
No prior experience of writing is needed. We ask that you are familiar with the basic Triratna meditations and puja and have a regular practice as meditation is not taught on the retreat. Also that you have been on retreat previously.
Note that at present this is planned as a face-to-face event, though with reduced numbers, but obviously the pandemic context does not allow for any guarantees.
More information and booking on the Dhanakosa web site here. Please note this retreat is already full - but it's well worth phoning Dhanakosa to go on the waiting list. Please do email us at Wolf at the Door with any queries or for more information.
4-5 September 2021: a weekend at the West London Buddhist Centre, with Padmacandra and Varasahaya. Probably online. Booking not open yet.
23-24 October 2021: a weekend at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana. This will be in-person if Covid restrictions allow. Booking is now open here
11-12 December 2021: a weekend at the West London Buddhist Centre, with Vishvantara and Dharmavadana. Probably in-person. Booking is not open yet but keep an eye open.
If you'd like us to run a workshop at your Buddhist centre or retreat centre, or anywhere near you, please get in touch with us.
Meanwhile, do remember Manjusvara’s two excellent books Writing Your Way and The Poet’s Way, both available from Windhorse Publications