Retreats / Day Events

Tonglen Meditation Day

Sun 5 May
10am - 4pm

The practice of giving and receiving, where we aspire to transform the suffering of others using a combination of visualisation, metta and the experience of the breath. Tonglen is the central practice within the larger framework of the Tibetan buddhist practice of lojong, the 7-point mind training, the gradual letting go of an ego-centred worldview in order to bring about the arising of the Bodhicitta, the complete turning of the heart and mind towards enlightenment.

Suitable for regular meditators, experienced in our two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana

Led by Jnanabhasa

£30 / £22

Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Buddha Day Festival

Sun 19 May

10.00am - 4pm
at Saccaka's place, Forncett St Mary, near Long Stratton

The most important festival in the Buddhist year: a chance to come together to celebrate the founder of Buddhism and his liberating enlightenment. A day of meditation, talks, ritual and celebration.

All welcome.

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

By donation

The Wisdom of Forgiveness – A Silent Day Retreat

Sun 9 June
10.15am for 10.30am – 4pm

Much of the turbulence we experience in our mind is due to an inability to forgive ourselves and others, or to let go of our high expectations. So we engage in a battle against how things actually are; in reality. Beneath this lack of forgiveness we are fine; not just fine but brilliant and worthy of a self-love which in its fullness embraces everyone and the whole world. Our practices today will be based on metta, gratitude, and forgiveness, and include led meditations, poetry and reflection.

Led by Vajraguptā

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Creative Writing Day

Sun 23 June

10am - 4pm

Sharpen your quills...Satyagita will be leading another creative writing day. The session will include warm-up writing exercises in the morning – nothing too strenuous – and then possibly a writing marathon in the afternoon, or more exercises, depending on how warmed-up people feel. The writing we will be doing is for your eyes only and does not have to be read out (though you may want to).

Led by Satyagita

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share