Buddhism

Buddhist Events, Festivals & Retreats

Buddhist festival dates, events and retreats are listed below. The Triratna Buddhist Community also runs a wide range of other retreats across the UK, and worldwide. For more information have a look at goingonretreat.com.

We also run Buddhism courses, and hold Sangha classes for regular friends of the Centre.

  • Rainy Season Retreat

    • Sun Aug 6th 2017
    • Sun Aug 20th 2017
    • 10:30 am
    • 5:00 pm
    • Booking not required
    • No charge, donations welcome.

    A new twist to the Buddhist tradition of setting aside a season of the year for collective practice, and a “first” for WLBC. For two weeks this summer, the centre…

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  • Sub35 weekend retreat at Rivendell

    • Fri Aug 18th 2017
    • Sun Aug 20th 2017
    • 7:00 pm
    • 3:30 pm
    • Booking required
    • Full waged £180
      Part waged £140
      Concessions £110
      Bursary places £75 (contact sub35 team or WLBC if you need a bursary place)

    A chance to spend a weekend in the beautiful natural setting of Rivendell retreat centre in East Sussex, away from distractions and the stress of city life. We’ll be spending…

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  • Rainy season retreat: Sunday meditation day 3

    • Sun Aug 20th 2017
    • 10:30 am
    • 5:00 pm
    • Booking not required
    • No charge, donations welcome

    A day of meditation as part of our Rainy Season Retreat.  Open to anyone who knows the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana practices. Programme 10.30-1pm  Meditation 1-2pm      …

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  • Engaged Buddhism: A Practical Introduction – with clothes swap!

    • Sat Aug 26th 2017
    • 2:00 pm
    • 6:00 pm
    • Booking not required
    • No charge, donations welcome.

    Real Buddhism is always socially engaged. But what does that mean in practice for us at WLBC? For you personally?  Join us for a fun, informal, productive afternoon to engage…

    Yashobodhi and Jo Shaw

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  • Meditation, Mindfulness and Buddhism for LBTQ Women

    • Fri Sep 8th 2017
    • 7:15 pm
    • 9:30 pm
    • Booking not required
    • On basis of donation.

    The class is for LBTQ women, trans people and anyone with a fluid gender identity. We aim to create a safe space to meditate and explore our spiritual practice. The…

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  • Open Day

    • Sat Sep 9th 2017
    • 10:00 am
    • 5:00 pm
    • Booking not required
    • No charge, donations welcome.

    A great way to get an overview of what’s on offer at WLBC. A rich and varied programme of free taster sessions of meditation, Buddhism, mindfulness, yoga and more, running…

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  • Padmasambhava Day

    • Sun Sep 24th 2017
    • 10:30 am
    • 5:00 pm
    • Booking not required
    • No charge, donations welcome

    Who – or what – is Padmasambhava to you? One of the greatest Dharma teachers of all time. Powerful symbol of psychic and spiritual transformation through the unfathomable mysteries of…

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  • Weekend sangha retreat at Vajrasana

    • Fri Sep 29th 2017
    • Sun Oct 1st 2017
    • 7:00 pm
    • 3:30 pm
    • Booking required
    • Full Waged £180
      Concessions £120

    Open to all familiar with Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices. Please contact the centre if you are unable to afford this as we hope to make our…

    Yashobodhi and team

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