City retreat

Published in Buddhist Events & Festivals & Retreats, Meditation Events, Sangha Events

  • Sun Dec 24th 2017
  • Jan 1st 2018
  • Booking not required
  • No charge, donations welcome

Take refuge in a haven of peace and sanity at WLBC over the holiday period!

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.

Attending most or all of this programme will offer you the chance of a real retreat experience, right here in the city, with an in-depth exploration of the theme. Equally, you’re welcome to drop in for any of the sessions to fit flexibly around other commitments.

The full programme is set out below (with a detailed timetable here), and includes:
– activities open to all; and
– activities intended for 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 which elements of the retreat are suitable for you.

PROGRAMME

Activities open to all

Wednesday 27-Saturday 30 December:
1-2pm Drop-in lunchtime meditation class
2-2.45pm Further session of walking and sitting meditation
3-4.30pm Choice of yoga for meditation led by Susanne Haegele or further, unguided, meditation
4.30-5pm Tea
5-6pm Work circle – simple, mindful work to care for the Centre
6-7pm Vegan supper provided

Additional activities
These activities are intended for those who have learnt to meditate and have at least some basic understanding of Buddhism.

Day retreats 10am-5pm on 25, 26, 31 December and 1 January:
10am-1pm Morning session
1-2pm Lunch – bring vegan food to share
2-5pm Afternoon session

Evening sessions 7-9.30pm on 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 December.
Additional evening session 10pm-12.30am on 31 December to see in the new year.

(The morning meditation practice session will run as usual during the holiday period.)

Full City Retreat timetable