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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.

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October 2018

WLBC weekend retreat: Opening the Doors to Insight

Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 7:00pm - Sunday, October 14th, 2018 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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December 2018

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 at 10:30am - 9:30pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:30am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

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Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Sudurjaya

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am - 9:30pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:30am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

Find out more »

Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Sudurjaya

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am - 9:30pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:30am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

Find out more »

Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Sudurjaya

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am - 9:30pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:30am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

Find out more »

Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Sudurjaya

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am - 9:30pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:30am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

Find out more »

Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Sudurjaya

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am - 9:30pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:30am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

Find out more »

Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Sudurjaya

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 10:30am - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 12:15am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

Find out more »

Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Tarakarunya

January 2019

City retreat: Sailing the Worldly Winds

Tuesday, January 1st at 10:30am - 9:30pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at 10:30am

Our annual City Retreat provides a special programme of meditation, reflection and ritual over the holiday period.  Feel free to drop in for any of the programme, or to treat it as a non-residential retreat for the week. Full programme now available.

Find out more »

Led by Bodhilila, Hanka, Paramananda, Dharmavadana & Sudurjaya

February 2019

Seeds of Awakening: Retreat for mitras and Order members

Friday, February 8th at 7:00pm - Sunday, February 10th at 3:00pm

A great opportunity for experienced, committed members of the WLBC sangha to practise together. As the days lengthen and the sap begins to rise in the trees, we will be incubating the seeds of faith, loving kindness and Insight in our own practice, trusting that we have everything we need for them to grow and flourish. Open to mitras and Order members only.

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March 2019

The Taste of Freedom: Weekend retreat at Othona, Essex

Friday, March 22nd at 7:00pm - Sunday, March 24th at 3:00pm

"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.

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April 2019

Day retreat for people of colour

Sunday, April 14th at 11:00am - 4:00pm

A day of meditation and Buddhist practice for people of colour.

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May 2019

The Great Elements – retreat at Vajrasana, Suffolk

Friday, May 24th at 7:00pm - Sunday, May 26th at 3:00pm

Tuning into the elemental qualities of our embodied experienced brings ease and enjoyment, and can even lead to Awakening. Join us to explore the important Buddhist practice of meditation and reflection on the 'great elements' in ourselves and in the beautiful natural environment of Vajrasana retreat centre.

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June 2019

Day retreat for people of colour

Sunday, June 9th at 11:00am - 4:00pm

A day of meditation and Buddhist practice for people of colour.

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Midweek ‘Going Deeper’ retreat at Vajrasana, Suffolk

Monday, June 24th at 7:00pm

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.

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