The way to deepen your experience of meditation
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.
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.
18 – 19
The Quick Path to Great Bliss
A special opportunity to put our renunciation, bodhichitta and correct view of emptiness into practice by engaging in an unguided retreat on the generation stage of Vajrayogini.
1 – 3
A Retreat To Kick-Start Your Meditation
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November
The preliminary practice of Guru Yoga – Mandala Offering Retreat. Learn 2 powerful methods for accumulating this energy so that our meditations will have the power to make the mind peaceful.
14 – 18
Purifying the Past Retreat
Saturday 14th to Wednesday 18th December
The function of meditation is to build the foundations for inner peace in our mind. In this retreat we shall use the blessing power of Buddha Vajrasattva to cleanse our past negativity using the four opponent