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. Please see below for details concerning individual events. Please also check the websites of host Centres for updates in this fast-changing 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.
Of course we realise than none of this is a substitute for a Wolf at the Door event, but we very much hope we can resume activities soon.
11-12 April 2020: Wolf at the Door writing weekend with Vishvantara and Dharmavadana at the West London Buddhist Centre, in Bayswater. CANCELLED. Note this event was an addition to our calendar. We will also be running a weekend at the WLBC in August as in previous years. See below. Go to the WLBC website here or information and booking.
12-19 June 2020: a week's retreat at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre, near Balquhidder, Scotland, with Dharmavadana, Satyagita, Vidyacitta and Vishvantara. WE REGRET THAT THE 2020 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Next year's is planned for 25th - 2nd July.
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.
Book on the Dhanakosa web site here. And please do email us at Wolf at the Door with any queries or for more information.
22-23 August 2020: a second weekend at the West London Buddhist Centre, with Vishvantara and Dharmavadana. You don't have to have done the April weekend to book on this one - they will be run as two completely separate events. But you'd be more than welcome to attend both. For more information and booking, contact the WLBC. Web site here.
11 October 2020: a writing day at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana. More details soon.
7-8 November 2020: a weekend at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana. For more information and booking please contact the MBC. Booking is now open here.
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