Going on retreat is one of the most powerful of Buddhist practices – taking time and space, surrounded by nature, to let go of the pressures of daily life and allow the mind naturally to relax and open, and to come into fuller, more harmonious connection with others.
The Triratna Buddhist Community, of which WLBC is part, also runs a wide range of other retreats across the UK, and worldwide: see goingonretreat.com. Some of these are also led by teachers based at WLBC – click here for a list of them.
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"Just as the mighty ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so the Buddha's teaching and way of life has one taste, the taste of freedom." Spend a weekend letting go into that flavour of liberation at Othona retreat centre on the shore of the mighty, salty ocean in Essex with a simple programme of meditation, talks, study/discussion groups and devotional practice. All welcome.Find out more »
Going on retreat is one of the most powerful of Buddhist practices – taking time and space, surrounded by nature, to let go of the pressures of daily life and allow the mind naturally to relax and open. There’ll be a simple programme of meditation, study/discussion groups and devotional practice, with plenty of time to do nothing, go for walks or hang out together. All welcome.Find out more »
Ratnadeva & Yashobodhi
This retreat, the longest and most intensive in our programme, is a rare opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Dharma practice with others from the WLBC sangha in the beautiful and highly supportive conditions of Vajrasana retreat centre in Suffolk. Open to anyone who has a basic understanding of Buddhism (eg from an Introduction to Buddhism course), and has learnt to meditate. Four day retreat, Monday 24 - Friday 28 June.Find out more »
Bodhilila and Ratnadeva