Retreats / Day Events

Yoga and Meditation Day

Nourish and revitalise the body with a combiination of yoga and meditation. Open to complete beginners of yoga and meditation.

meditaiton led by Alokadhara, yoga led by Anya
Sun 26 Feb
9am - 3.30pm

by donation (suggested amounts £30/£25/£17)
a £10 deposit is required to secure your place
please bring a vegetarian, preferably vegan, lunch to share

Focusing

The process called Focusing works by paying attention to our bodily experience in the moment, in a safe way, with a friend, allowing the blurred, resisted, held and blocked currents in that flow of experience to come into focus. Focusing supports our Dharma practice by giving us more approaches to establishing mindfulness and metta - and to be a good listener, which deepens spiritual friendship. Open to those who have completed a meditation course.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Mar 10am – 4pm each day
led by Jnanamitra, the Women's Mitra Convenor from Ipswich
by donation (suggested amounts £60/ £50/£34)
please bring a vegetarian, ideally a vegan, lunch to share

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up

Being kind to yourself isn't about being self indulgent, sentimental or weak. On this day Sarvananda, author of 'Solitude and Loneliness' and 'Meaning in Life', will examine how we might find creative responses to our harsh self criticism. And how being kind to yourself is the basis of a healthy Buddhist and meditative practice. For all those familiar with our two meditation practices.

led by Sarvananada

Sun 12 Mar
10am - 4pm

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

with Viprasanna

Sunday 26 March

3 hour yoga workshop


all levels
10.30am - 1.30pm
£20/£16

Suitable for people with no previous experience.

Meditation Weekend with Vajradaka

Go on retreat without leaving the city. A weekend of meditation with one of Triratna's most experienced meditation teachers. Open to everyone familiar with our two meditation practices.

led by Vajradaka
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Apr, 10am - 4pm both days
by donation (suggested amounts £60/£50/£34)
please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

with Viprasanna

Sunday 30 April

3 hour yoga workshop


all levels
10.30am - 1.30pm
£20/£16

Suitable for people with no previous experience.

Buddha Day at Viryashalin's

The biggest event in the Buddhist calendar. On this day we celebrate the Buddha Shakyamuni's enlightenment and reflect on what enlightenment means to us. Open to those who are familiar with our two meditation pratices and have an interest in Buddhist ritual.


Sun 14 May
10am - 4pm

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


a study day for Order Members
with Paramabandhu

An opportunity to study with our president, Paramabandhu.

Sun 28 May
10am - 4pm

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

BAM (Buddhist Action Month)

How do we deepen our practice of compassion in our daily life? Engaged Buddhism asks that we take our practice off the cushion and bring it to discussions, contemplations and actions on the environment, sustainability and low carbon living.

Sun 4 June 10 am – 4pm a morning at the centre exploring the theme of BAM and setting our intentions over the month; in the afternoon, we’ll get outside for an engaged activity
by donation (suggested amounts £30/£25/£17) - click below to book
please bring vegetarian, ideally vegan, lunch to share

Thurs 29 June 7.30 – 9.30pm an evening to come together to discuss our experiences over the last month, including what changes to integrate and implement in our lives
by donation - no need to book

Living Awareness Meditation Day

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

led by Dayapanna
Sun 11 June
9.30am - 4pm

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

with Viprasanna

Sunday 25 June

3 hour yoga workshop


all levels
10.30am - 1.30pm
£20/£16

Suitable for people with no previous experience.

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

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