Guided and Un-Guided Retreats

The way to deepen and improve your meditation practice.

Full Retreat Listing (1 - 5 Days)

Vajrasattva Retreat Saturday 16th December - 20th December A method using mantra to dissolve away all the obstructions in our mind to gaining spiritual understanding and power. Starts with an introduction on Friday 15th December at 7pm. More...

Winter (January) Guided Retreats.
Be Your Own Doctor 3 - 7th Happiness is Easy 10 - 14th
Suitable for beginners, these retreats are an ideal opportunity to gain deeper experience of meditations that make the mind clear, peaceful and compassionate. More...

Long Life and Wisdom Retreat (Amitayus) 17-18 Feb In this retreat, we make prayers to Buddha Amitayus for everyone, including our self, to enjoy a long life endowed with good fortune and great wisdom. More...

Guru Yoga and Mandala Offering Retreat 21 Feb - 25 Feb This retreat combines the practices of Guru Yoga, which is the gateway to receiving blessings, and Mandala Offerings, which is the gateway to accumulating merit. More...

Refuge Retreat 24 March - 28 March The foundation of the Buddhist way of life is to go for refuge to Buddha, to guide us along the spiritual path to enlightenment; to Dharma, inner spiritual realizations that protect us from our delusions which are the source of all our suffering; and to Sangha, pure spiritual practitioners who inspire us, show a good example and help us along the spiritual path to inner peace. This retreat will deepen our experience of Buddhist refuge which is the foundation of all spiritual realizations. More...

Nyungnay Purification Weekend 14-15 April  This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and bodhichitta. More...

There is no better way to give yourself a break from the daily routine  and reassess your life, than by engaging in a meditation retreat.

Retreat provides an opportunity to gain deeper experience of meditation. On retreat we withdraw from our usual routine and structure our time and conditions so that we can get the most out of our meditation.

We offer a wide range of retreats suitable for people with all different levels of experience, from complete beginners to experienced practitioners.

What to expect on a retreat.

A retreat can last for one to five days. Each day typically consists of 4 sessions, two in the morning, one in the afternoon and 1 in the evening. This may vary depending on the retreat and day of the week so please go to the retreat page for more details.

Most of our retreats are open to everyone; no previous experience is required.

Guided retreats will inlcude short prayers to prepare our mind, a teaching and then a guided meditation. Sessions will last from 75 – 90 minutes. You are not required to come to all the sessions but come to as many as you can. We suggest you contact the centre to let us know which sessions you will attend. You can pay on-line for these or pay on arrival.

Unguided retreats will include prayers and time for personal meditation and normally last 60-90 minutes. Normally on the day before the retreat there is a teaching class for newcomers to learn what is involved. Unguided retreats are free and you can come to as many sessions as you like. Again we suggest you let us know you are coming.

Unfortuantely we do not usually provide meals, however the are plenty of cafes near by.