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Retreats

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 7:00 am - Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 8:00 pm

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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|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.

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March 2018

WLBC weekend retreat at Othona, Essex

Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm - Sunday, March 18th at 3:00 pm
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 7:00 pm - Monday, May 7th at 12:00 pm

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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