Going on retreat means leaving distractions and responsibilities for a short time and instead taking the opportunity to develop awareness, deepen meditation and let the beautiful surroundings affect you. You get to meet other people with an interest and practice in the Dharma (the Buddha’s teachings) and be well fed! There is usually a theme for the retreat that will be explored and the time to reflect on it as well as time just to be yourself.
Weekend Retreat at Adhisthana: 10th to 12th April 2020 Cancelled due to the Coronavirus
“So you should view this fleeting world;
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.”
—The Diamond Sutra
Led by Viryanaya, there will be meditation, discussion and periods of silence, and exploring the dharma.
Held at Adhisthana near the Malvern Hills, the retreat begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday 22nd. Please arrive from 4pm onwards. We finish after lunch on Sunday 24th, at about 2.30pm.
Cost £110 (waged) / £100 (low waged) / £90 (unwaged). All meals are vegan. If you would like cow’s milk, please bring your own.
To book or for further information email firstname.lastname@example.org There is a non-returnable booking fee £20 (deducted from final cost).
For directions go to the Adhisthana website. Lifts can be arranged.
This retreat is suitable for regulars, mitras and order members, but not complete beginners.