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 occasionally 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 – goingonretreat.com is your portal!
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This year our Rains retreat will run from Friday 26 April – Thursday 2 May. We are fortunate to have Vajradevi joining us to lead the retreat this year. More details nearer the time…
Don’t miss this year’s Big Sangha Retreat which we hold at the lovely Adhisthana each year. A great way to connect with the wider Bristol Sangha and take your practice deeper…
This biennial event at Adhisthana, UK, brings together large numbers of the Triratna Buddhist Community from around Europe for a feast of inspiration, stimulation and fun – all are welcome, including children. This year’s theme is ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’ Follow the link for more info and booking
Saturday 27 July 10 – 5pm with Advayamati Experience meditation through the body. Explore and free energy and body wisdom as a gateway to greater calm, peace, awareness and flow. ‘body dharma’ is a practical application of inter-connectedness, mindfulness & loving kindness with the body, gentle movement, vitality and a sense of fun! Wear suitable […]
A few thoughts from Jvalamalini on how technology is invading our lives and retreats