Meditation Retreats

You can do meditation retreats in the town – there’s no need to disappear to a cave! For those interested in deepening their meditation experience, the Centre offers regular one-day urban retreats. Retreats are designed to help us focus exclusively on a particular meditation practice without the normal distractions of everyday life. You are welcome to come to all the sessions or however many you can make.

TO BOOK: Please email

If you haven’t attended a retreat before and/or are new to Kadampa Buddhism, please email and ask for more information and advice before booking.

Each retreat has 3 sessions per day. Cost is £3 per session or £7 full day (unless stated otherwise) – Free for Gold Card holders.

Lamrim Retreat

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Jun 10:30am – 4pm
with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma

Lamrim means the ‘stages of the path to enlightenment’ and is a special set of step-by-step instructions that can easily be applied and practised in busy modern life. The Lamrim presentation lies at the very heart of Kadampa Buddhism and includes all the essential teachings of Buddha. The instructions are easy to understand and practice, making Lamrim a practical spiritual path for modern people. 

This lightly guided retreat will help you get started on regular practice of Lamrim meditations.

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