Meditation retreats are the perfect way to relax and unwind, and take a step back from the chaos of life.
Atisha Centre regularly runs a variety of different retreats, from simple half-day retreats to more in-depth opportunities to deepen our experience of meditation.
By stepping out of our normal routine and setting aside time devoted to meditation we have more opportunity to generate a peaceful and concentrated mind. We can also gradually gain special spiritual insights be stepping out of the hurly burly of daily life.
Each retreat is fully guided and everything you need to do is clearly explained.
Normally the retreat sessions are about an hour and a quarter.
Spring Clean Your Mind Retreat
Sun 18th Jan – Sat 24th Jan – unguided
Mon 26th Jan – Fri 30th Jan – fully guided
A beautiful way to understand and gain experience of the purification practice of Vajrasattva. The practices of how to clean and purify your mind. How to stop all our unwanted difficulties, especially recurring problems.
This retreat is in two parts. The first week there will be no guidance.
There is the Vajrasattva Empowerment on Sun 25th Jan. Click here for more info and booking.
And then the retreat will be fully guided, explaining in detail how to cleanse the mind of all negativity.
Sun 18th – 8am, 11.30am and 7pm
Mon 19th – 11.30am and 4.30pm
Tue 20th – 8am
Wed 21st – 8am, 11am and 4.30pm
Thur 22nd – 8am, 11am and 4.30pm
Fri 23rd – 8am, 11am and 4.30pm
Sat 24th – 8am, 11am, 4.30pm and 7.30pm
Vajrasattva Empowerment Day – Sun 25th Jan, 10.30pm – 5pm
Mon 26th – 11.30am and 4.30pm
Tue 27th – 8am
Wed 28th – 8am, 11am and 4.30pm
Thur 29th – 4.30pm
Fri 30th – 8am, 11am and 4.30pm
Cost: All unguided retreat sessions are free.
All guided retreat sessions are £2 (free to members, to become a member click here)
Venue: All retreats are held at:
Atisha Kadampa Meditation Centre
81 Victoria Road, Darlington DL1 5JQ (Click here for a map)
For all enquiries:
Relaxing Retreats in the countryside
We are incredibly fortunate to be very close to a wonderful Kadampa Meditation Centre near York, called Madhyamaka Centre.
It has fantastic facilities for retreats. These can be fully guided retreats or your own personal retreats.
Everyone is welcome to go, and people from all over the country and the world do.
Take advantage of the beautiful grounds and surroundings and truly get away from it all!
Click here to see what’s on offer…
Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre
Kilnwick Percy Hall,
(01759) 304 832