West London Buddhist Centre

Retreat for Triratna mitras and order members at Vajrasana, Suffolk

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  • Fri May 4th 2018
  • Mon May 7th 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £220 Full waged / £180 Part waged / £140 Unwaged. There is a small and strictly limited number of low-cost bursary places available for those who cannot afford the retreat fee. Please contact the Centre office if you wish to apply.

This being, that becomes,
On the arising of this, that arises,
This not being, that does not become,
On the ceasing of this, that ceases

WLBC’s annual Order member/mitra retreat is a great opportunity for experienced, committed Triratna sangha to practise together, and to develop friendships that can continue to grow long after the retreat – friendships that connect our various local sanghas, as well as deepening sangha at the WLBC. It’s a valuable chance to create connections with people we may not often see because they go to other Centres, or to other classes in the week from ourselves. We can often go much deeper in our own practice alongside others who share our commitment to the Dharma, and the strength of the collective sangha we create is an essential basis for making the Dharma available to others. As if to symbolise this, there will be two mitra ceremonies in the course of the retreat.

The theme of the retreat is the fundamental Buddhist teaching of conditionality. Bodhilila writes: “This is a teaching which has had a very profound impact on my practice and I love how, even though it is so simple, it can be applied to everything we encounter in life and in our minds.” Yashobodhi has already co-led a number of retreats on this theme with Dhivan Thomas, the author of the well known book on conditionality. Ratnaprabha will also be there with his wealth of Dharma knowledge

The venue is Vajrasana, well worth experiencing after its multi-million pound redevelopment, and May is a wonderful time to experience its gardens and outdoor spaces.

Please note:  This retreat is open to mitras and Order members only.  Mitras and Order members who do not normally come to WLBC are particularly welcome.


Full payment is required to make your booking. Please make sure you have read all the details on this page, and understand any specific commitments required before booking. Payments are non transferable but can be refunded up to 5 working days before the course starts (minus £20 cancellation fee). In the event of the course being cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

Book Online

Please either click on the ‘Book Online’ button above, or write a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre and send with your booking request to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.

On bank holiday Monday, 27 August, the Centre will be closed and no activities will be running