july, 2022

thu14jul(jul 14)6:00 PMtue11oct(oct 11)12:00 PMRains Retreat 2022(july 14) 6:00 PM - (october 11) 12:00 PM Wat Buddha Dhamma, North Shore, Dharug National Park, Gunderman NSW 2775 Event Organized By: Wat Buddha Dhamma Event Type :RetreatsEvent Region:North Shore


Event Details

You are cordially invited to spend the Rains Retreat at the Wat.
To serve and to deepen your practice. Minimum stay of one month and priority will be given to those who can commit themselves for the entire three months.

A Time to Love

Devotion is from the heart; it’s not a rational thing. You can’t make yourself feel love or devotion just because you like the idea of it. It’s when you’re not attached, when your heart is open, receptive and free, that you begin to experience what pure love is. Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity—these come from an empty mind; not from a sterile position of annihilating feeling, but from a heart that is not deluded, not blinded by ideas of self or others, or by passions of some kind or other.

When the heart is free from illusions of self, a loving quality arises in the pure joy of being. It’s not expected to last or be permanent. It is not to be made into anything. It’s just the natural way of things. So when you contemplate in that way, that is the way of faith and trust and devotion.

Excerpts from A Time to Love
Volume 3 of The Anthology by Ajahn Sumedho

For further enquiries, , please email wbdretreats@gmail.com or call the office at 0409-389-887  between 9 – 12 noon


July 14 (Thursday) 6:00 PM - October 11 (Tuesday) 12:00 PM


Wat Buddha Dhamma, North Shore

Dharug National Park, Gunderman NSW 2775


Wat Buddha DhammaDharug National Park