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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 jnanadaya@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.


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

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.