Guided & Unguided Retreats
Our centre engages in many different types of meditation retreats throughout the year. Most of these are based on Buddhist practices that focus on improving our faith, accumulating merit and purifying negativities. We also have guided retreats for beginners who wish to learn more about meditation as well as Lamrim and post-festival retreats, for those who want to deepen their spiritual path and meditation practice.
Beginner's Meditation Day Retreat
Are you new to meditation and would like to know how to meditate? In this day retreat, learn about the basics and benefits of meditation and the practices of mindfulness. Enjoy the different types of guided meditation! Please sign up to our newsletter to keep updated of our next Beginner's Meditation Day Retreat.
Lamrim Retreat: Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
All of Buddha’s teachings, both Sutra and Tantra, are included within Lamrim: The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. By gaining experience of these Lamrim meditations, we'll learn to overcome our faults, solve our daily problems and draw closer to enlightenment.
Away Silent Retreat
Once a year we'd organise a long weekend away from the busyness of the city, into a quieter space for meditation. This retreat could be a half-day or full-day observation on personal silence with guided meditations and dharma contemplation. Watch this space for more information when we do organise our next away silent retreat, or sign up to our newsletter for regular updates.
Post Festivals Retreat
After our International Kadampa Dharma Festivals, this retreat will help the participants deepen their understanding and meditative experience of what was taught during the festival. Please sign up to our Newsletter to keep updated of any upcoming Post Festival Retreats.
Nyungne Purification & Fasting Retreat
This special purification and fasting practice is performed together with prayers and prostrations to the Eleven-Faced Avalokiteshvara: the Buddha of Compassion. It is very powerful for purifying negativity and strong delusions and also a special method for receiving blessings.
Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat
If we wish to experience happiness and good fortune in our lives we need to accumulate merit. Merit, or positive energy, comes from positive actions and enables us to fulfil all our wishes including our spiritual wishes to improve our mind and attain enlightenment.
Vajrasattva Purification Retreat
Vajrasattva is the Buddha of purification. When we develop a basic understanding of the laws of karma, we begin to avoid negative actions and naturally wish to remove the seeds of sufferings planted by our past negative actions.
Buddha Amitayus Long Life Retreat
Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of long life, good fortune, and merit, has the power to bestow upon us immeasurably long life, profound wisdom and great good fortune. To overcome obstacles to long life and good health, we need to increase our lifespan and wisdom, through engaging in the chanted prayers and mantra recitation of this practice.