Retreats / Day Events

BAM (Buddhist Action Month)

Throughout the UK, Buddhist groups, including Triratna, will be organising events enabling us to deepen our practice of compassion in every day life.


Tue 13 June 7.30pm - Karuna evening

Looking at the work of the Karuna Trust. The evening will include a karuna bhavana meditation and a puja.

Sun 18 June 10.30am - Nature walk with Fin at Strumpshaw Fen

Meeting at the hide reception. Please book with the centre.

Thu 29 June 7.30 to 9.30pm - BAM: Moving Forward

An evening to come together to discuss how we got on over the last month and plan for the future. No need to book.

We invite you to try becoming vegan for the month!

Dharma Day Festival

2,500 years ago, the Buddha Sakyamuni first turned the Wheel of the Dharma. Dharma Day is a festival when Buddhists from all traditions celebrate their good fortune in coming across the Dharma. Open to all those familiar with the two meditations that we teach.

Sun 9 Jul
10am - 4pm

donations welcome
please bring a vegetarian lunch to share

Creative Writing Day

If your days are dull, access the Imagination. Use words to go beyond words. We'll spend the morning limbering up with some writing exercises then a writing marathon will follow in the afternoon (two hours at least!). Interest in writing is the only experience you need.

led by Satyagita
Sun 6 Aug
10am - 4pm

please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share
£30 / £25 / £17

Living Awareness Meditation Day

A day of intensive meditation practice in an atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to everyone familiar with our two meditation practices.


Sun 13 Aug

9.30am - 4pm

by donation (suggested amounts £30/£25/£17)
please bring a vegetarian lunch to share

Still Lake - Silent Meditation Day

Lakes symbolise quiet introspection as well as clarity and purity. Enjoy a Sunday of refreshing meditation, reflection and mindful silence.


Sun 24 Sept

9.30am - 4pm

by donation (suggested amounts £30/£25/£17)
please bring a vegetarian lunch to share

Padmasambahava Day

Celebrate the figure who took Buddhism to Tibet and is a symbol of the tantric adept, able to overcome and integrate the wild energies that arise in Buddhist practice. Open to everyone familiar with our two meditation practices and with an interest in ritual.

Sun 1 Oct
10am - 4pm

donations welcome
please bring a vegetarian, preferably vegan, lunch to share

Sangha Day Afternoon Festival

On this day we celebrate the red jewel of the Sangha. It's a chance to experience our deep heart connections with each other, through shared practice, as well as spend time together throughout the day. You can read more about Sangha Day here.

Sun 5 Nov
10am - 4pm


donations welcome
please bring a vegetarian, preferably vegan, lunch to share

Satipatthana Meditation - The Direct Path to Realisation

According to the Buddha, wisdom arises in dependence upon direct seeing that the five aggregates and the six sense bases are impermanent, bound up with suffering and devoid of a substantial self. On this day we will seek to observe these truths in our own experience

Led by Alokadhara

Sun 19 Nov 10 am – 4 pm

By donation (suggested amounts £30/£25/£17)
Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Living Awareness Meditation Day

A day of intensive meditation practice in an atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open to everyone familiar with our two meditation practices.


Sun 17 Dec

9.30am - 4pm

by donation (suggested amounts £30/£25/£17)
please bring a vegetarian lunch to share