West London Buddhist Centre

WLBC weekend retreat at Othona, Essex

Published in Calendar for all events, Retreats

  • Fri Mar 16th 2018
  • Sun Mar 18th 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £180 Full waged / £150 Part waged / £120 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.

Mountains sea person

Body like a mountain,
Heart like the ocean,
Mind like the sky – Dogen

Dwelling together by the sea and under wide open skies at Othona retreat centre for this weekend, we will explore the multilayered meanings of Zen Master Dogen’s evocative aphorism – and perhaps experience glimpses of its meaning in our own bodies, hearts and minds.


The programme will include sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and discussion, and plenty of time and space for communing with the elements and opening up to Othona’s unique landscape and atmosphere.

Akashadevi, Bodhilila & Dharmavadana


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