West London Buddhist Centre

Weekend retreat at Othona – Entering the Golden Realm

Published in Calendar for all events, Retreats

  • Fri Aug 30th 2019
  • Sun Sep 1st 2019
  • 5:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £190 Full waged / £160 Part waged / £130 Unwaged / Bursaries available

Join us for a weekend exploring the rich world of Ratnasambhava, our archetypal Buddha for the year. At the beautiful coastal venue of Othona we’ll be taking a closer look at three qualities associated with this inspiring figure – wisdom of equality, creativity and equanimity. Come and let the abundance of Ratnasambhava enrich your practice.

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.

Our venue is Othona, a comfortable but simple, ecologically sensitive retreat centre about two hours drive from WLBC – a beautiful, peaceful setting on the Essex coast just a few metres from the beach, amid salt marshes, woods and wildflower meadows. The weekend is a chance to come back to ourselves and reconnect with what’s most important in our life; a chance also to connect with others, finding mutual support and friendship as we live together in harmonious community. In conditions like these, even just a few days can have a strong and surprisingly lasting effect. All welcome.

Led by Dharmavadana, Prajnanita and Ratnadeva 


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Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

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You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *7/5/2020* We will remain closed at least until 31 May. We have a weekly programme online with some of our most familiar classes and faces – sign up to our newsletter for access. See you there!