Introductory

Retreat is a time to explore our selves, and our lives, in a new way. All introductory retreats combine the practice of meditation with other activities, to provide supportive conditions for this exploration, and a deepening of our connections with our selves and others.

All retreats include meditation instruction, periods of silence, and introduction to the Buddhist tradition including elements of Buddhist ritual. No previous experience is necessary, and they are open to all.

2024
February
23 Feb - 1 Mar Retreat Nearly Full

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Turning the heart towards freedom
Led by Pasadini, Amoghavira
March
1 Mar - 8 Mar Retreat Full

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yoga, embodied movement and meditation
Led by Padmadarshini, Manjunaga, Inalu
15 Mar - 17 Mar Retreat Full

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Introductory weekend
Led by dhiraka, Shraddhadharani
22 Mar - 29 Mar Spaces Play of the elements
Led by Jayachitta, Maitrihridaya
29 Mar - 5 Apr Retreat Full

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Active hope for humanity
Led by Smritiratna, Sukhema, Candradhī, Amber, Amayaraja
April
12 Apr - 14 Apr Spaces Introductory weekend
Led by Moksadhi, Amoghavira
May
10 May - 17 May Retreat Nearly Full

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hillwalking and meditation
Led by Siddhimala, Dhirajyoti
17 May - 24 May Retreat Nearly Full

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qi gong and meditation
Led by Maitrivira, Amoghavira, Diana Barnard
24 May - 31 May Spaces Yoga and meditation
Led by Pasadini, Polly Griffiths, Ginny Stuart
June
21 Jun - 28 Jun Spaces hillwalking and meditation
Led by Nayaka, Jayachitta
July
12 Jul - 19 Jul Spaces yoga, embodied movement and meditation
Led by Shraddhadharani, Shuddhasara, Jane Fairley
19 Jul - 26 Jul Retreat Nearly Full

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wild swimming, embodied movement and meditation
Led by Nayaka, Subhanaya
26 Jul - 2 Aug Spaces walking and nature awareness
Led by Amoghavira, Maitrivira
August
2 Aug - 9 Aug Retreat Nearly Full

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a landscape of colour: painting and meditation
Led by Vidyadipa, dhiraka
9 Aug - 16 Aug Retreat Full

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wild swimming, embodied movement and meditation
Led by Moksadhi, Padmadarshini, Maitrivira
16 Aug - 18 Aug Spaces Introductory weekend
Led by Maitrivira, Shraddhadharani
September
6 Sep - 13 Sep Spaces natural rhythms: somatic movement and walking
Led by Siddhimala, Shuddhasara
20 Sep - 27 Sep Spaces photography and meditation
Led by Amoghavira, Caz, Shraddhadharani
October
4 Oct - 11 Oct Spaces dance of the elements: poetry and tai chi
Led by Sukhema, jayaraja
18 Oct - 25 Oct Spaces a heart as wide as the world
Led by Maitrivira, Shraddhadharani, Acalasiddhi
25 Oct - 1 Nov Spaces qi gong and meditation
Led by Siddhimala, Siwan
November
8 Nov - 15 Nov Spaces mindfulness and the path to freedom
Led by Smritiratna, Candradhī
15 Nov - 22 Nov Spaces yoga, embodied movement and meditation
Led by Padmadarshini, Inalu, Maitrivira
29 Nov - 1 Dec Spaces Introductory weekend
Led by Pasadini, Amoghavira