Meditation / Events

'Christmas Presence'

Meditation Mornings

Tues 25 & Wed 26 Dec
10am to 12pm noon


Give yourself the best possible Christmas present with a morning of mindfulness, metta and reflection. The festive season is often a time of busyness; a time when mindful awareness and 'good will to all men’ can get lost in the rush. Come and treat yourself to a couple of hours of practice. Suitable for all who are familiar with our two meditation practices. No need to book, just turn up before 10am.

Led by Vajragupta and Bodhivajra

Donations welcome

Living Awareness Meditation Day

Sun 13 Jan
9.30am - 4pm

‘There’s More to Your Mind than Just Thinking’


A silent day of exploratory and progressive meditation in shorter sessions. An opportunity to experience a deeper atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to serious meditators with at least 6 months of regular meditation practice. Booking essential.

Led by Dayapanna

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

The Alchemical Heart:

The Transformative Power of Meditation


Sat 2 and Sun 3 Feb
10am – 4pm


A weekend with Paramananda exploring the practice of meditation, and how it relates to the metaphorical heart as a vessel for transformation, where deep change becomes possible. We will be using simple images and ideas to open the imagination and engage with our individual calling. Paramananda is one of Triratna’s most experienced and respected meditation teachers, who has written several uniquely inspiring books on meditation. He has a poetic and heart-based approach to teaching meditation. Not to be missed. Suitable for anyone with an ongoing meditation practice who wants to take a fresh look at what it is they’re are actually doing and why. You can book for either the whole weekend or one of the days.

Led by Paramananda

£60 / £44 (or £30 / £22 for one day)

Please book online to reserve your place (contact the Centre if you wish to only book 1 day).

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Cloudless Sky, Open Heart – A Silent Day Retreat

Sun 3 March
10.15am for 10.30am – 4pm

Why is it so difficult to find the spaciousness we so long for? Our habits of mind and heart endlessly fill our awareness, giving the illusion of urgency and demand upon us. Enjoy a day of complete silence; arriving, being together in mettaful companionship, and silently leaving at the end of the day. The programme will include meditations, poetry, reflection and sound.

Led by Vajraguptā

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Living Awareness Meditation Day

Sun 14 April
9.30am - 4pm

A silent day of meditation. An opportunity to experience a deeper atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to serious meditators with at least 6 months of regular meditation practice. Booking essential.

Led by Dayapanna

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

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.

Led by Jnanabhasa

£30 / £22

Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

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