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 beginning to run equivalents, as far as possible, online. Please see below for details concerning individual events. Please also check the websites of host Centres for updates during the fast-changing 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.
22-23 August 2020: online writing weekend through the West London Buddhist Centre, with Vishvantara and Dharmavadana. This has now happened and was the first online Wolf at the Door writing weekend ever, so it was all very exciting. The feedback so far has been very good, so we think the format works.
11 October 2020: a writing day via the Nottingham Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana. Our second ever online event went well too and we hope to be working with the Nottingham Buddhist Centre again in the future.
7-8 November 2020: a weekend via the Manchester Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana. Also online. For more information and booking go here.
5-6 December 2020: our second weekend this year for the West London Buddhist Centre, with Padmacandra and Dharmavadana. Also online. You do not need to have attended the first WLBC weekend to attend this one. For more information and booking go here.
8-9 May 2021: a weekend at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana; details to be announced.
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, but obviously the pandemic context does not allow for any guarantees.
More information and booking when it opens on the Dhanakosa web site here. And please do email us at Wolf at the Door with any queries or for more information.
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