Our Introductory Retreats are for those who’ve learnt the basics and want to try out being on retreat for the first time. Great for anyone who’s been on a course or been coming to a drop in class for a few weeks or months.
Going on retreat is a chance to step back, to stop and to take stock, allowing a more creative response to life to unfold. So much of Buddhist practice is about putting effort into setting up positive conditions, and then learning how to stop and practise receptivity within those conditions. Being in the countryside, alongside others who are practising, removing many distractions and having inspiring input is a great way to see yourself change.
|We regularly head out to the Malvern Hills for retreats – and we take everything we need with us – including the Buddha! Even in two days, transformation can happen. Retreats can help us to become more resilient and creative in our everyday lives.||Every two years we head off to Shropshire for our International Retreat, to ‘gather in large numbers’ as the Buddha exhorted us. Last year there were 400 of us..|
There are also several Triratna retreat centres in the UK, running a wide range of retreats – see www.GoingOnRetreat.com