Vajrasana Retreat Centre

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Vajrasana is the London Buddhist Centre's own retreat centre in Suffolk. Many of our retreats are held there and the beautiful countryside makes this an ideal location. Our retreats cater for anything from ten to forty people.

Vajrasana is set in rolling Suffolk 'hills' with lots of good walks all round. There are two large paddocks in which we are currently planting over two hundred trees. The shrine room was built using a special ecological straw bale technique. There are also two solitary huts available for people who wish to retreat on their own.

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The address is:

Potash Farm
Walsham le Willows,
IP31 3AR

For some retreats a minibus is available leaving from the London Buddhist Centre to Vajrasana on the first day and return to Bethnal Green on the last day. See the retreats page for availablity. If you would like to book a place on the minibus please contact the LBC on 0845 458 4716 or email - this is on a first come first served basis. The return cost of the minibus is £13, payable to the retreat organiser on arrival at Vajrasana.

Getting to Vajrasana - by Car

Take the M11 out of London as far as junction 9, then follow the A11 and then the A14 towards Bury St Edmunds. Leave the A14 at junction 43 (‘Bury St Edmunds Central’) and follow signs for A143 Diss. After 6 or 7 miles on the A143 go straight on towards Diss at the first Ixworth roundabout and turn right at the second roundabout (which has a sign pointing right for Walsham Le Willows). Follow this road for 4 miles (ignoring the left turn to Wyken Vineyards) until you pass a sign ‘Walsham Le Willows/West Street’. A quarter of a mile further on, after some tight bends, turn left at a small sign (which is on the right hand side of the road) for Stanton. Drive uphill for approx half a mile and Vajrasana/Potash Farm is on the left behind a row of tall poplar trees. You will see a signpost for Vajrasana. Access is gained by turning left down a small private road and then right into the drive.

Getting to Vajrasana - by Coach

Coaches leave from Victoria Coach Station (or the coach stop in Stratford for which you need to have a pre-paid ticket) to Stanton in Suffolk, the first stop after Bury St Edmunds. You can buy an Apex ticket if you book 7 days in advance. National Express Coaches or 08717 81 81 78

Getting to Vajrasana - by train

Trains run from London Liverpool Street to Stowmarket. There is a taxi rank outside the station. Cost to Potash Farm is likely to be £20/22. Greater Anglia Trains or 0845 600 7245.


Stowmarket Taxis: 01449 677777 or Gold Star Taxis: 01449 676 767. Able Taxis (Diss) 01379 640900. 21st Century Taxi Co. (Thetford) 01842 764576. Elmswell, the nearest station (4.5 miles) and Stanton: three small, single-driver taxi companies: Regency Taxis 01359 251595/07969125320, Inglenook Chauffeur Cars
01953 681541/07818 093808), BK Cars. 07787 551185, Pegasus (7 seater) 01359 258133/07985566319.
You must book two days in advance to confirm availability for
these companies. .