West London Buddhist Centre

Buddhism

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.

Loading Events

Past Events › Retreats

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

December 2018

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, 2019 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, 2019 at 7:00pm - Sunday, February 10th, 2019 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.

Find out more »

March 2019

The Taste of Freedom: Weekend retreat at Othona, Essex

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 7:00pm - Sunday, March 24th, 2019 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.

Find out more »

April 2019

Day retreat for people of colour

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 11:00am - 4:00pm

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

Find out more »

May 2019

The Great Elements – retreat at Vajrasana, Suffolk

Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 7:00pm - Sunday, May 26th, 2019 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.

Find out more »

June 2019

Day retreat for people of colour

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 11:00am - 4:00pm

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

Find out more »

Midweek ‘Going Deeper’ retreat at Vajrasana, Suffolk

Monday, June 24th, 2019 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.

Find out more »

August 2019

Weekend retreat at Othona – Entering the Golden Realm

Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 5:00pm - Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 3:00pm
Golden Realm image

This retreat explores three qualities associated with the inspiring figure of the Buddha Ratnasamhava - wisdom of equality, creativity and equanimity. There’ll be a simple programme of meditation, study/discussion groups and devotional practice, with plenty of time to do nothing, go for walks or hang out together. All welcome.

Find out more »

Led by Dharmavadana, Prajnanita and Ratnadeva 

October 2019

Women’s mitra retreat at Redfield, Buckinghamshire

Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 5:00pm - Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 3:00pm
Find out more »

Bodhilila & Prajnanita

 

 

 

November 2019

Calling the Earth to Witness: Midweek ‘Going Deeper’ Retreat

Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 7:00pm - Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 12:00pm
Calling the Earth to Witness image

Led by Paramananda, one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the Triratna Buddhist Community, this retreat will explore the foundations of meditation found in the myth of the Buddha's life. As the longest and most intensive retreat in our programme, it's 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. Five day retreat, Monday 11 - Friday 15 November.

Find out more »

December 2019

City Retreat: Building the Buddha Land

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 at 10:30am - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at 9:00pm

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, Paramananda, Prajnanita & Sudurjaya

February 2020

Retreat for Triratna Mitras and Order Members

Friday, February 7th at 7:00pm - Sunday, February 9th at 3:00pm
Rivendell retreat Centre

WLBC's annual Order member/mitra retreat is a great opportunity for experienced, committed members of the WLBC sangha to practise together, and to develop friendships that can continue to grow long after the retreat, deepening sangha at the WLBC as well as enriching our own lives. Please note: This retreat is open to mitras and Order members only.

Find out more »

March 2020

CANCELLED Weekend Retreat at Othona – The Four Noble Truths: Medicine for the World’s Ills

Friday, March 20th at 7:00pm - Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00pm

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. There’ll be a simple programme of meditation, study/discussion groups and devotional practice, with plenty of time to do nothing, go for walks or hang out together. All welcome.

Find out more »

Bodhilila, Ratnadeva and Prajnanita

+ Export Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *20/3/2020* While the Centre is closed we will have a weekly programme online with some of our most familiar classes and faces! For news and updates click here.

Close