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.
Open retreats for the area (Worcester, Hereford and Ledbury)
For your diary there are two this year: 26th July and 22nd November. These run from Friday evening 6pm to Sunday afternoon at Adhistahana retreat centre near Ledbury.
A retreat, even a couple of days, is an opportunity to go deeper with meditation, exploration of Buddhist themes and connection with others.