Retreats in the countryside
Retreats offer the chance to break out of our usual routines and get a fresh perspective on our life. We can explore meditation and Buddhism much more deeply than is usually possible in an evening class at the Buddhist Centre. These retreats are suitable for anyone who has already completed our Introduction to Buddhist meditation course, unless specified otherwise. Directions to the retreat location and information about the retreat are sent out upon booking or shortly before the retreat date.
Weekend Retreat: Love Every Leaf21-23 September (booking required)
How can a stronger connection with nature help to bring our practice of metta more alive? Explore this theme with Shantisthana and Maitrisara through discussion, meditative exercises, simple outdoor ritual, periods of silence and meditation.
In the words of Japanese poet Issa:
In the cherry blossom’s shade
there is no such thing
as a stranger.
Anybody’s Barn is set in woodland in the hills near Malvern and makes a wonderful venue for this retreat. Open to those who have attended an introductory course (or equivalent).
To book please email Khemadana at email@example.com and pay the deposit £40. The total cost is £100 (£65 low income rate).
Other retreats organised by the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in 2018
Midland Women’s Weekend Retreat at Adhisthana 14-16 December
You may wish also to visit the Triratna retreats website.