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Solitary Retreats

View from Solitary Hut

All of humanity's problems stem from our inability to sit quietly in a room alone. 
 Blaise Pascal

Intro Weekends Regulars' Weekends Longer Retreats Solitary Retreats

After you have been meditating for some time you might feel ready to go on a solitary retreat. Solitude provides an extraordinary opportunity to explore your mind; these retreats are often highly significant and life-affirming experiences. If you’re unsure of whether a solitary retreat is for you or not, we would advise talking with your teachers or friends.

We have two identical huts at our retreat centre, Vajrasana -  Han Shan and Ryokan. Each hut costs £215 (full) or £185 (concession) per week, running Friday to Friday, with basic foods provided. Click here for more information (including food list, facilities and travel instructions).

To book, please check below for the availability of the week/s you're interested in and then email gus@lbc.org.uk. He will then contact you to take payment. Please note that a booking is not confirmed until the full amount has been received and that we do not take deposits for solitary retreats. Please read the booking conditions at the bottom of this page before proceeding with your booking.


2018 availability

Start End Han Shan Ryokan
05-Jan 12-Jan Booked Booked 
12-Jan 19-Jan Booked Booked 
19-Jan 26-Jan Booked  Booked 
26-Jan 02-Feb Booked  Booked
02-Feb 09-Feb Booked Booked 
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16-Feb 23-Feb Booked Booked
23-Feb 02-Mar Booked Booked
02-Mar 09-Mar Booked Booked
09-Mar 16-Mar Booked Booked
16-Mar 23-Mar Booked  Booked 
23-Mar 30-Mar Booked Booked
30-Mar 06-Apr Free Booked
06-Apr 13-Apr Booked Booked
13-Apr 20-Apr Free Booked
20-Apr 27-Apr Booked Booked
27-Apr 04-May Booked Booked
04-May 11-May Booked Booked
11-May 18-May Booked Booked
18-May 25-May Booked Booked
25-May 01-Jun Booked Booked
01-Jun 08-Jun Booked Booked
08-Jun 15-Jun Free Free
15-Jun 22-Jun Booked  Free
22-Jun 29-Jun Booked  Free
29-Jun 06-Jul Booked Booked
06-Jul 13-Jul Booked Booked
13-Jul 20-Jul Booked Booked
20-Jul 27-Jul Booked Booked
27-Jul 03-Aug Booked Booked
03-Aug 10-Aug Booked Booked
10-Aug 17-Aug Booked Booked
17-Aug 24-Aug Booked Booked
24-Aug 31-Aug Booked Booked
31-Aug 07-Sep Booked Booked
07-Sep 14-Sep Booked Booked 
14-Sep 21-Sep Booked Booked
21-Sep 28 Sep Free Booked
28 Sep 05-Oct Free  Booked
05-Oct 12-Oct Booked Booked
12-Oct 19-Oct Booked Booked
19-Oct 26-Oct Booked Booked
26-Oct 02-Nov Booked Booked
02-Nov 09-Nov Booked Booked
09-Nov 16-Nov Free Booked
16-Nov 23-Nov Free Booked
23-Nov 30-Nov Free Free
30-Nov 07-Dec Booked Free
07-Dec 14-Dec Booked Booked
14-Dec 21-Dec Booked Booked 
21-Dec 28-Dec Free Free
28-Dec 04-Jan Free Free

Booking Conditions
Solitary retreats must be paid for in full at the time of booking. If a solitary retreat is cancelled more than one month before the start date, a full refund will be given minus a £10 administration fee. If cancelled more than two weeks before the start date, a 50% refund will be given. If cancelled less than two weeks before the start date, no refund will be given.