Meditation Retreats

Retreats are a way of stepping away from our busy, daily life and reducing our distractions so that we can focus on our meditations. This can just be for half a day, one day, a weekend, or longer if you have the time.

On meditation retreat we stop all forms of business and extraneous activities in order to emphasize a particular spiritual practice.

Our meditation retreats are presented in three categories, depending on experience and necessary experience.

Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice (fasting retreat)

Celebrating Buddha’s Enlightenment Day

Sat 13 – Mon 15 Apr

Introduction to the retreat on Sat 13th, 6-7pm (no charge)

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and making three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana ‘Drop of Essential Nectar‘, over two days. 

£10 per day 

Schedule:
6:30am BOTH DAYS
Taking and Keeping the Eight Mahayana Precepts
NB: THIS SESSION MUST BE ATTENDED IN ORDER TO ATTEND ANY FURTHER SESSIONS THAT DAY

7:15-8:45am Session One
10-11:15am Session Two
5-6:30pm Session Three Sunday 14th
2-3:40pm Session Three Monday 15th

A Life Less Distracted: Silent Retreat Day

at Mickleton Village Hall, Mickleton, Teesdale

Sun 12 May, 10:30am-3:30pm

We have the perfect conditions for meditation retreat, with a beautiful, rural location nestled in the Teesdale hills. Retreat is about taking a break from our busy life but also controlling our mental distractions. Silence is very useful: it helps us turn inwards and calm our mental chatter, so that we can begin to let it go and experience real silence within our mind.

£35 includes lunch (£25 for monthly members)

Relaxation Seaside Day Retreat

at Flowergate Hall, Whitby

Sat 18 May, 10:30am-3:30pm

Join us in the stunning seaside town of Whitby for a relaxing day retreat focusing on a special breathing meditation that combines mindfulness of the breath with silent mantra recitation. This meditation leads us to experience a pure happiness and contentment from within, without depending at all on external conditions; a deep sense of relaxation.

£30 (£20 for monthly members)

Offering Our Faith: Celebration of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Sun 2 Jun

Our annual retreat to connect with our precious Founder by reciting his name mantra.

No charge for this event.

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Following the Buddhist Path: Refuge Retreat

Sun 23 Jun

Going for refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is the gateway into Buddhism.

£10 full day or £4 per session

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Just Breathe

A day retreat on breathing meditation

Sun 7 Jul, 10am-3pm

Take a break from your busy life and create some inner peace with breathing meditations.

Session Times:
10-11am
11:45am-12:45pm
2-3pm