The following group retreats can be attended for just a day, the weekend or the whole week and are an ideal next step after attending a beginner’s weekend and drop-in classes. Meditating and praying in a group is very powerful and creates a very positive energy. These group retreats are ideal for those with some experience of meditation and/or Buddhist practices who wish to gain a deeper level of practice. If you are unable to attend any guided sessions and are unfamiliar with the practices then please contact email@example.com before booking one of these retreats.
To book a place on any of these group retreats, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refuge 12-16 March Session times 8am, 11am, 4pm, 7:30pm,
Refuge is the gateway to the path to supreme happiness. During this retreat we can deepen our experience of Buddhist refuge in the Three Jewels, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Everyone is welcome; sessions will be unguided. Previous experience is not essential but would be helpful.
Nyungnay 14-15 April
This wonderful two day retreat is a special fasting and purification practice, Nyungnay, based on the sadhana Drop of Essential Nectar and includes the practice of taking the eight Mahayana precepts.This practice is a very powerful method for purifying our body, speech and mind, and for pacifying delusions. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and the supreme good heart of bodhichitta.
On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals except for lunch.On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours.(Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the puja on the second day, provided they take the 8 Mahayana precepts on that day)
Accumulate positive mental energy and receive the inspiration essential for our spiritual progress. This retreat consists of reciting prayers, making mandala offerings and meditating on Guru Yoga; a way to receive powerful blessings from all the Buddhas through our Spiritual Guide. The retreat will be unguided.
Lamrim Retreat 28-31 August
The stages of the path to enlightenment, or Lamrim in Tibetan, is the backbone of Kadampa Buddhism. Lamrim is a special set of instructions that includes all the essential teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni arranged in such a way that all his Hinayana and Mahayana teachings can be put into practice in a single meditation session. It was compiled by the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha, who was invited to Tibet by King Jangchub Ö in AD 1042, and who spent the rest of his life there spreading pure Dharma.
Purifying our Mind -Dates TBC.