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 will be the first online Wolf at the Door writing weekend ever, so it's all very exciting. If you sign up, you'll be able to say: 'I was there'! But spaces are limited to eighteen, so do hurry. All welcome to this event, but please read the information on the WLBC web site carefully before deciding to commit. Here for information and booking.
STOP PRESS: The above event is already full, but there is a waiting list.
11 October 2020: a writing day at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana. More details, including whether this will be run live or online, soon.
7-8 November 2020: a weekend at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, with Satyagita and Dharmavadana. Again, we do not know yet whether this will run live, online or indeed as a hybrid event. For more information and booking please contact the MBC. Booking is now open here.
25 June - 2 July 2020: 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