West London Buddhist Centre

Buddhism

Retreats

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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December 2017

City retreat

Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 7:00am - Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 8:00pm

Our City Retreat offers a flexible drop-in programme of meditation, yoga and Buddhist practice around the theme of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’ – Buddhas both historic and mythic. There’ll also be opportunity to join with others in simple work to care for the Centre, and to socialise and share food.

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Day retreat (as part of City Retreat programme)

Monday, December 25th, 2017 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
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One event on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 10:00am

A day retreat of meditation, reflection, short talks, chanting and ritual around the theme of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’ – both historic and mythic.  Part of our City Retreat.  Open to those who have learnt to meditate and have at least some basic understanding of Buddhism – feel free to contact the Centre if you’re unsure whether this event is suitable for you.
10am-1pm Morning session
1-2pm Lunch – bring vegan food to share
2-5pm Afternoon session
If you’re unable to come for the whole day, please arrive or leave during the lunch break.

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Day retreat (as part of City Retreat programme)

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 10:00am

A day retreat of meditation, reflection, short talks, chanting and ritual around the theme of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’ – both historic and mythic.  Part of our City Retreat.  Open to those who have learnt to meditate and have at least some basic understanding of Buddhism – feel free to contact the Centre if you’re unsure whether this event is suitable for you.
10am-1pm Morning session
1-2pm Lunch – bring vegan food to share
2-5pm Afternoon session
If you’re unable to come for the whole day, please arrive or leave during the lunch break.

Find out more »

Day retreat (as part of City Retreat programme)

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 10:00am

A day retreat of meditation, reflection, short talks, chanting and ritual around the theme of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’ – both historic and mythic.  Part of our City Retreat.  Open to those who have learnt to meditate and have at least some basic understanding of Buddhism – feel free to contact the Centre if you’re unsure whether this event is suitable for you.
10am-1pm Morning session
1-2pm Lunch – bring vegan food to share
2-5pm Afternoon session
If you’re unable to come for the whole day, please arrive or leave during the lunch break.

Find out more »

January 2018

Day retreat (as part of City Retreat programme)

Monday, January 1st at 10:00am - 5:00pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 10:00am

A day retreat of meditation, reflection, short talks, chanting and ritual around the theme of ‘Meeting the Buddhas’ – both historic and mythic.  Part of our City Retreat.  Open to those who have learnt to meditate and have at least some basic understanding of Buddhism – feel free to contact the Centre if you’re unsure whether this event is suitable for you.
10am-1pm Morning session
1-2pm Lunch – bring vegan food to share
2-5pm Afternoon session
If you’re unable to come for the whole day, please arrive or leave during the lunch break.

Find out more »

March 2018

WLBC weekend retreat at Othona, Essex

Friday, March 16th at 7:00pm - Sunday, March 18th at 3:00pm
Mountains sea person

'Body like a mountain, Heart like the ocean, Mind like the sky'. Dwelling together by the sea and under wide open skies at Othona retreat centre for this weekend, we will explore the multilayered meanings of this evocative Zen aphorism, with sitting and walking meditation, talks and discussion - and free time for ourselves.

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Akashadevi, Bodhilila & Dharmavadana

May 2018

Retreat for Triratna mitras and order members at Vajrasana, Suffolk

Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm - Monday, May 7th at 12:00pm

An opportunity for mitras and Order members to come together for a long weekend to explore the Dharma, to enjoy each others’ company and relish the beautiful surroundings of the award-winning Vajrasana retreat centre.

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June 2018

WLBC weekend retreat – CANCELLED

Friday, June 15th at 7:00pm - Sunday, June 17th at 3:00pm

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

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Led by Amlanadhi and Lilamani

WLBC midweek ‘Going Deeper’ retreat at Vajrasana, Suffolk – ‘Touching the Earth’

Monday, June 25th at 7:00pm - Friday, June 29th at 11:00am
Akshobya rupee at Vajrasana

Our midweek retreat will be held at the astonishingly beautiful retreat centre Vajrasana, situated in a spacious summer landscape of fields and open skies, and with a garden abundant with flowers, grass and trees. It’s a perfect context for exploring our theme of ‘Touching the Earth’, and an ideal time of the year to be on retreat. Open to anyone who has a basic understanding of Buddhism and has learnt to meditate.

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September 2018

Women’s Sangha Retreat at Rivendell, East Sussex: ‘Waking up’

Friday, September 14th at 7:00pm - Sunday, September 16th at 3:00pm
Rivendell

The Buddhist path is all about waking up to the present moment, waking up from our mental constructions, illusions and misinterpretations. This women's weekend retreat explores how we can create conditions in our lives that help us move towards this Awakening. Open to women who are regular visitors to WLBC, are interested in Buddhism and know the meditations taught at the Centre.

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Lilamani and Yashobodhi

Men mitras’ retreat at Redfield, Buckinghamshire

Friday, September 21st at 7:00pm - Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00pm

A residential weekend at Redfield community, Buckinghamshire, for men mitras of the West London Buddhist Centre, and other men by invitation.

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October 2018

WLBC weekend retreat: Opening the Doors to Insight

Friday, October 12th at 7:00pm - Sunday, October 14th at 3:00pm

Buddhism points out that all life involves some suffering - but shows us how to face up to that fact in a way that leads to a true fulfilment, even joy. Join us to explore how, in a simple programme of meditation, study/discussion groups and devotional practice, with plenty of free time to do nothing, go for walks in the beautiful natural surroundings, or hang out together. All welcome.

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Death of Urgyen Sangharakshita (26 August 1925 – 30 October 2018) Founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community

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