A retreat is a rare opportunity to put aside the habits, concerns and demands of your everyday life and live in a different way. It is an opportunity to relax, refresh, inspire and challenge yourself. For some it is a get-away from the busyness of modern life; for others it is a life-changing experience they never forget. A retreat is also a good way to meet new friends. You can deepen your meditation, cultivate mindfulness, and learn about Buddhism. Find out more about life on retreat here.

We run small weekend retreats for 10-15 people which are an especially good way to try going on retreat for the first time. Each year we also have a big sangha retreat where up to 80 of us gather at Adhisthana and feel the confidence of collective practice. All our retreats are ideal for anyone who has done an introductory course with us, or several months of drop-in classes.

Those who go on retreat regularly find qualities of calm, energy, resilience and creativity pervading the rest of their lives, and find their spiritual practice naturally deepening. There are many more opportunities at Triratna retreat centres – is your portal!

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Retreats & Digital Detox

A few thoughts from Jvalamalini on how technology is invading our lives and retreats more info…

2018 Big Sangha Retreat – The Three Bodies of the Buddha 1-4 June

This year’s big Sangha retreat at the lovely Adhisthana  runs from Friday evening to Monday afternoon. These popular retreats are a great way to deepen connections with the local Sangha. This year our theme is: The Three Bodies of the … more info…

Bodhiheart – this year’s ‘Rains retreat’ 27/4 – 3/5

Training the Heart/Mind (citta) in Awakening  What makes positive emotion truly unlimited, truly immeasurable? – An understanding and direct experience of the deeper causes of suffering, and how to be free of them. Our annual ‘at home’ retreat for local Order … more info…

Weekend retreat 13 – 15 July

Radical relaxation: Great Compassion Led by Karunavapi and Team Continuing our exploration of the mandala of spiritual practice with a deeper look at Spiritual Receptivity. This retreat will focus on Just Sitting, a practice in which we’re open to the … more info…

Winter Retreat 9 – 11 November

A weekend retreat led by Karunavapi and Taranita for all genders – focusing on release. At the lovely Eastdown Centre on Dartmoor.  More details and booking nearer the time.

International Practice Week: ‘Turning Arrows Into Flowers’ 22-29 Sept

Here is an invitation to our 2018 International Triratna Practice Week!  The plan is for as many Triratna Sanghas across the world to take part as possible so that we can be aware of each other practising together as one … more info…