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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 £220 (full) or £190 (concession) per week (or £215 /£185 for remaining 2018 weeks), 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
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 Unavailable Unavailable
21-Sep 28 Sep Booked Booked
28 Sep 05-Oct Booked 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 Booked Booked
16-Nov 23-Nov Free Booked
23-Nov 30-Nov Booked Booked
30-Nov 07-Dec Booked Booked
07-Dec 14-Dec Booked Booked
14-Dec 21-Dec Booked Booked 
21-Dec 28-Dec Booked Free
28-Dec 04-Jan Booked Booked

2019 availability

Start End Han Shan Ryokan  
4-Jan 11-Jan Unavailable Unavailable  
11-Jan 18-Jan Unavailable Unavailable  
18-Jan 25-Jan Unavailable Unavailable  
25-Jan 1-Feb Unavailable Unavailable  
1-Feb 8-Feb Free Free  
8-Feb 15-Feb Free Free  
15-Feb 22-Feb Free Free  
22-Feb 1-Mar Free Free  
1-Mar 8-Mar Free Free  
8-Mar 15-Mar Free Free  
15-Mar 22-Mar Free Free  
22-Mar 29-Mar Unavailable Unavailable  
29-Mar 5-Apr Free Free  
5-Apr 12-Apr Free Free  
12-Apr 19-Apr Free Free  
19-Apr 26-Apr Free Free  
26-Apr 3-May Free Free  
3-May 10-May Free Free  
10-May 17-May Free Booked  
17-May 24-May Free Free  
24-May 31-May Free Free £150 reduced rate The Parent's and Children's retreat is happening from 27th to 31st and it may be noisier than usual.
31-May 7-Jun Free Free  
7-Jun 14-Jun Free Free  
14-Jun 21-Jun Free Free  
21-Jun 28-Jun Free Free  
28-Jun 5-Jul Free Free  
5-Jul 12-Jul Free Free  
12-Jul 19-Jul Free Free  
19-Jul 26-Jul Free Free  
26-Jul 2-Aug Free Free  
2-Aug 9-Aug Free Free  
9-Aug 16-Aug Free Free  
16-Aug 23-Aug Unavailable Unavailable  
23-Aug 30-Aug Free Free  
30-Aug 6-Sep Free Free  
6-Sep 13-Sep Free Free  
13-Sep 20-Sep Free Free  
20-Sep 27-Sep Free Free  
27-Sep 4-Oct Free Free  
4-Oct 11-Oct Free Free  
11-Oct 18-Oct Free Free  
18-Oct 25-Oct Free Free  
25-Oct 1-Nov Free Free  
1-Nov 8-Nov Unavailable Unavailable  
8-Nov 15-Nov Free Free  
15-Nov 22-Nov Free Free  
22-Nov 29-Nov Free Free  
29-Nov 6-Dec Free Free  
6-Dec 13-Dec Free Free  
13-Dec 20-Dec Free Free  
20-Dec 27-Dec Free Free  
27-Dec 3-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.