Retreats / Day Events

Living awareness Meditation Day - Beyond Mindfulness - A Space Odyssey


A silent day of exploratory and progressive meditation in shorter sessions. This is an opportunity to develop a more profound experience and understanding of mind in meditation, all in an atmosphere of stillness and calm. Open only to meditators who have no less than 6 months of regular dedicated meditation practice.

Booking essential.

Sun 26 Apr 10am – 4pm

Led by Dayapanna

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Buddha Day Festival

Sun 10 May


Arrive from 10am for a 10.30am start - Finish at 4.00pm

at Viryashalin's, Thornage, near Holt

(Contact the centre for directions)

What The Buddha Attained, We Too Can Attain

The Buddha had to overcome many things before attaining Enlightenment - his was the struggle and determination of an ordinary human being just like us, facing fear and following inspiration. On this festival day, we’ll be celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment and rejoicing that it’s possible for us too.

Please consider the environment - arrange to share lifts, or why not cycle there?

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

All welcome

By donation

Meditation Morning for Beginners

Sat 16 May
10am – 12pm noon

Come and explore a morning of meditation and begin what can be one of life's biggest adventures. The session will introduce the two meditation practices taught within Triratna: the Mindfulness of Breathing, and the Metta Bhavana, or cultivation of loving kindness. Time for questions and discussion will be included.This event is suitable for complete beginners.

Led by Karunachitta

No need to book, just turn up before 10am

£7 / £5

Tonglen Meditation Day


Sun 24 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.

Suitable for regular meditators, experienced in our two meditation practices, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana

Led by Jnanabhasa

£30 / £22

Please bring a vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Silent Retreat Day - Opening the Door into Silence


Sun 31 May
10.30am – 4pm

We rarely have time to experience our vibrant, vivid aliveness, free of our “to do” lists and social obligations. Silence can be refreshing, rejuvenating and relaxing. Step through the Buddhist Centre door into a silent day, where we will explore the spaciousness inherent in silence. The day will include periods of meditation, reflection, relaxation and a sound bath. For those familiar with our meditation practices.

Led by Vajraguptā

£30 / £22

Please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share