Retreats

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.

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.

Jan

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.

Feb

15 – 16

 

Amitayus Retreat

Saturday and Sunday 15th & 16th February

In this retreat, we make prayers and offerings to Buddha Amitayus for everyone to enjoy a long life endowed with good fortune and great wisdom

Mar

7 – 9

 

Refuge Retreat

Saturday 7th to Monday 9th March

This refuge retreat is an opportunity to create special causes in our mind for our Lamrim meditation to produce inner peace.