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.

Residential Sangha Retreat at Adhisthana

3-8 October (booking necessary)
Unbounded Love
Sunday 3 – Friday 8 October
Open to all (18 and over). Led by Dharmashalin and Maitrisara. Cost £225 (concessions £160)
Come with us on retreat and spend these precious days exploring the Karaniya Metta Sutta – in the shrine room, in discussion and living it out amongst each other. A great chance to go deeper in meditation, while spending time with friends old and new. 
Notes on COVID: If there are any COVID restrictions in October, we would work with Adhisthana to set up measures, such as single room occupancy, social distancing, face masks, lateral flow tests before and during the retreat, checking temperatures on arrival and during the retreat, etc.
Booking essential. Book here, where you will be asked to pay a £50 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. In the unlikely event that the retreat can’t run at all and we cancel it, the deposit would be refundable.  

More Precious than the Rarest Gem: Midlands Women’s Weekend Retreat

Friday 10 – Sunday 12 December
at Adhisthana, near Malvern
with Khemasiri, Satyamegha and Maitrimati
Cost: £120  or £80 low income

Once again we are able to go on retreat in person in Adhisthana with women in the Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester sanghas. We’ll explore the theme of beauty and impermanence using Tsongkhapa’s verses ‘The Human Body’ through meditation and reflection, puja and ritual, talks and groups.

Open to women friends, mitras and Order members. Retreatants need to have at least attended an introductory course at their local Triratna Centre and be familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices.  Book here.

You may wish also to visit the Triratna retreats website.