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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 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 - Ryokan and Han Shan. Each hut costs £210 (full) or £180.00 (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 the available dates below to check the week you'd like is free and if it is contact the Bookings Manager (Oli) at olifitz@lbc.org.uk providing a daytime phone number and when you'd like to book. 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.


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


Start End Han Shan Ryokan
05-Jan 12-Jan Free Free
12-Jan 19-Jan Free Free
19-Jan 26-Jan Free Free
26-Jan 02-Feb Free Free
02-Feb 09-Feb Free Booked 
09-Jun 16-Feb Free Booked
16-Feb 23-Feb Free Free
23-Feb 02-Mar Free Free
09-Mar 16-Mar Booked  Booked 
16-Mar 23-Mar Free Free
23-Mar 30-Mar Free Free
30-Mar 06-Apr Free Free
06-Apr 13-Apr Free Free
13-Apr 20-Apr Free Free
20-Apr 27-Apr Free Free
27-Apr 04-May Free Free
04-May 11-May Free Free
11-May 18-May Free Free
18-May 25-May Free Free
25-May 01-Jun Free Free
01-Jun 08-Jun Free Free
08-Jun 15-Jun Free Free
15-Jun 22-Jun Free Free
22-Jun 29-Jun 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 less 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.