Retreats

Retreats offer a potent opportunity to learn, develop and immerse in practice. This allows the transformational contemplative practices within the Buddhist traditions to really take root in our being.

However, many retreats offered are prohibitively expensive: a significant barrier to the Dharma. We are committed to supporting retreats that are run on a fully dana basis both in terms of teaching and room and board.

Upcoming Retreats

The Four Nutriments with Sayadaw U Jagara & Beth Upton at IMS Barre Massachusetts (In-Person)

February 1, 2022 12:00 am - February 28, 2022 12:00 am
The Four Nutriments of Life   Right View (samma ditthi) is the first factor of the Noble Eightfold Path. It forms the foundation from which we are able to skillfully navigate our way out of suffering and towards Nibbana. In...
Archived Retreats

London Community Practice Day with Lunch and Dhamma Circle (In-Person)

November 7, 2021 9:30 am - November 7, 2021 5:00 pm
Hosted in a private house in South East London this is an opportunity to practice with the support of a nascent London meditation community. Beth Upton will be on hand for meditation interviews and will facilitate the Dhamma Circle. Schedule...
October 16, 2021 9:00 am - October 16, 2021 7:30 pm
This Saturday (October 16th) we will be hosting a one-day meditation retreat on the practice of compassion. Compassion – One-day Online Meditation Retreat     In this retreat, we’ll clarify what compassion is, how to cultivate it, and its benefits. More...

Day of Mindfulness with Abhaya at Lotus Light in knoxville Tennessee

August 14, 2021 11:00 am - August 14, 2021 4:00 pm
Abhaya will be facilitating this daylong event as an opportunity for a period of extended practice, silence and mindfulness. There will be alternating periods of sitting & walking meditation with a mid-day lunch break from 1:15-2:00 to practice mindful eating....

Still Forest Pools – A Sangha Retreat with Noon and Sumedha at Ekuthuleni Retreat Centre in the South West France

August 13, 2021 12:00 am - August 19, 2021 12:00 am
A time to share dhamma, to follow one’s own schedule & a moment of log cabin/ open air community life. The warmth of summer, (or wood stoves in wintertime) & human hearts, nestled on a sunlit plateau in a wild...

London Practice Day With Community Lunch (In-Person)

September 5, 2021 8:30 am - September 5, 2021 3:00 pm
Hosted in a private house in South East London this is an opportunity to practice with the support of a nascent London meditation community. The day, on this occasion, is unled: meditators are encouraged to just soak into  thier practice....

30 Day Silent Retreat in Hungary (In-Person)

October 1, 2021 12:00 am - August 30, 2021 12:00 am
This silent thirty day retreat will be held in the beautiful , near Tapolca, Hungary. Priority will be given to those wishing to join for the whole thirty days, with places also available for those wishing to join for ten...

London Practice Day With Community Lunch and Dhamma Circle (In-Person)

August 1, 2021 8:30 am - August 1, 2021 5:00 pm
Hosted in a private house in South East London this is an opportunity to practice with the support of a nascent London meditation community. The day is unthemed and while Beth Upton is on hand for practice interviews and will...

London Practice Day With Community Lunch (In-Person)

July 18, 2021 8:30 am - July 18, 2021 3:00 pm
Hosted in a private house in South East London this is an opportunity to practice with the support of a nascent London meditation community. The day, on this occasion, is unled: meditators are encouraged to just soak into  thier practice....

London Practice Morning With Community Lunch (In-Person)

July 3, 2021 8:30 am - July 3, 2021 3:00 pm
Hosted in a private house in South East London this is an opportunity to practice with the support of a nascent London meditation community. The day, on this occasion, is unled: meditators are encouraged to just soak into  thier practice....

London Practice Day With Community Lunch and Dhamma Circle (In-Person)

November 9, 2021 10:30 am - June 6, 2021 5:00 pm
Hosted in a private house in South East London this is an opportunity to practice with the support of a nascent London meditation community. The day is unthemed and while Beth Upton is on hand for practice interviews and will...

Full Day Online Meditation Retreat with Beth Upton (Online)

August 29, 2021 6:00 am - August 29, 2021 9:00 pm
This unthemed retreat will offer the opportunity to come together online and meditate with one on one instruction offered, as well as live Q&A. This practice day is availible online through the links below. Please note that for online attendees...