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.

Sangha Weekend Retreat: Energy for Enlightenment

24-26 November at Anybody’s Barn
Open to all who have completed an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation course. Led by Singhamati and Dharmashalin.
Wherever we are on the path we need energy to move forward, to grow and to meet lifes’ challenges creatively. What advice did the Buddha give us about generating the energy needed for spiritual growth? What blocks our energy? How can we transform energy and channel it in the direction of freedom? Come and explore these vital questions whilst enjoying a weekend recharging your batteries through: friendship, meditation, nature, dharma talks, activities, ritual and discussion.

Midlands Women Weekend Retreat: Living with Kindness

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 December 2017 at Adhisthana
with Vidyasara, Khemasiri and Maitrisara
How do we judge what a kindly response is? Kindness is not just about being nice; it’s a profound spiritual practice. It implies deepening intimacy and there can be a fear about being in relationship with others and ourselves. Talks, workshops, ritual, meditation, discussion and bodywork will offer a variety of ways to explore this topic.
Open to women friends, Mitras and Order members. Retreatants need to have at least attended an introductory course at their local Triratna Buddhist Centre.

You may wish also to visit the Triratna retreats website.