Introductory Retreats

Have you ever wondered what Buddhism is all about or know a little and are curious to learn more? Our introductory retreats could be perfect for you. They often provide the opportunity to learn a different approach to looking at life in general, while encouraging us to reflect on how to improve our lives and purpose.

Our 2017 Introductory Retreats:

Mindfulness in Nature with Lynne Knight & Pauline Barber: 8th – 12th June

Let your heart and mind relax in the wide-open vistas of the Northumberland National Park, and in the awe-inspiring stars in this designated Dark Skies Discovery Site. Looking inward, rediscover your connection to nature –as part of nature, and find compassion within. Learn more

Meditation, Mindfulness & Making Life Meaningful With Ven Amy: 16th – 19th June

This retreat is for anyone interested in creating a better life for him or herself, family, community and wider society. By becoming a fuller individual, we have more to offer others, and may enjoy the spirit of togetherness with those around us. This gives us energy and vitality. Learn More

Owning Your Own Death – A Buddhist Approach With Ven Mary: 23rd – 26th June

How we deal with death, is an expression of our wisdom, courage and compassion. In this retreat, we will explore the buddhist approach to death, highlighting wisdom and the methods which lead to embracing and owning our own death. Learn More


Lam Rim Retreat with Ven Mary Reavy: 11th-25th August

Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in these pivotal teachings and meditations on the Lam Rim, the graduated path to enlightenment. Participation in discussion groups with time for Q&A will enhance your meditation experience. Learn More