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.

All residential weekend retreats listed below are £100 (or £65 concessionary rate). This includes food and lodging. Payments can be made directly to the Buddhist Centre office by cash or cheque (made payable to the Birmingham Buddhist Centre), or by an online transfer (please contact the office for details).
Please Note that booking for these retreats is essential and a non-refundable £40 deposit is required to secure a place. To book, please contact the Buddhist Centre Office by email: or phone: 0121 449 5279.

Weekend Retreat: Love Every Leaf

21-23 September (booking required)

21-23 September

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 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.