If you want to find the meaning, stop chasing after so many things. – Ryokan
Intro Weekends Regulars' Weekends Longer Retreats Solitary Retreats
Our long retreats provide the best conditions for deepening your practice of meditation and Buddhism. We go on retreat not to escape our lives, but to uncover the meaning and depth that lies below the surface of our ordinary consiousness. Retreats like this can often be a life-changing experience. On longer retreats we live together practising meditation and Buddhism, eating together and helping each other out with simple chores along with plenty of time for walks and rest.
We'll be using the practices of yoga and meditation to examine the System of Dharma Life – Integration, Positive emotion, Transformation and Spiritual receptivity, which provides a guide to living more energised, inspired, vivid and meaningful lives.
There will be time on the retreat to explore and reflect on the teachings as well as time to be with one’s self, each other and the world around us.
Through meditation, silence, reflection, ritual and poetry we will try to approach realms ‘beyond the reach of thought’. There will be plenty of opportunity to deepen into meditation, supported by one-to-one reviews and long periods of silence.
The greatest of all transformations is the growth and development of human consciousness. Personally we can change our mind and our day-to-day lives; universally we can enter into a cosmic drama that will illuminate our imaginations and resonate at the deepest core of our being. Come on retreat and discover the personal and universal significance of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.
“Deep Ecology begins and ends with wonder – profound wonder. On that account we ought to consider life, indeed our very existence, as a flowing current.” - Arne Naess
Join Garavavati, Sanghasiha and friends for an open air retreat in beautiful north Norfolk.
This is a low-cost mid-week retreat with the emphasis on living and working together at Vajrasana in the beautiful Suffolk Countryside.
Turn a week of your everyday life into a retreat. We’ll support you with weekend events, a silent day-long retreat, weekday morning meditations, evening classes, dharma talks, yoga, chi-kung and inspirational text messages!
Explore the Dharma on this intensive week-long retreat. For those who are consciously deepening their Dharma practice at the LBC or another Triratna Centre.
A retreat for parents, carers and children aged three and a half and upwards.
Explore meditation, practice mindfulness and uncover the imagination. For newcomers, or those in their first two years of practice.
Buddhist meditation is not merely a technique for refining desires and managing stress. It is a vision of life born of a consciousness that transcends all limitations. Once liberated, this consciousness manifests in selfless activity, guided by wisdom and compassion. This intensive meditation retreat will explore this ultimate liberation.