Rivendell Retreat Centre

Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre

Teaching Buddhism, Buddhist meditation and yoga retreats, in Sussex, South-East England.

Rivendell is run by the Triratna Buddhist Community to teach meditation and help you apply Buddhism to life in the modern world. We offer a range of Buddhist, meditation and yoga retreats for people all levels of experience.

For beginners try our Introductory retreats and yoga retreats. You don't have to consider yourself a Buddhist, or have any intention of becoming one, to benefit from these retreats.

For people already practising meditation and Buddhism within the Triratna Buddhist Community we run retreats aimed to take your practice deeper.

What is a Retreat?

Being on retreat at Rivendell is an opportunity to be free of your usual responsibilities and distractions, able to view your life from a fresh perspective.

A retreat, although often highly enjoyable is also not the same as a holiday or workshop. A retreat situation is a place where the boundaries are defined specifically to create a real opportunity to step outside familiar patterns and explore different ways of being.

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Please consider becoming a Rivendell supporter, to help us through this Covid-19 coronavirus crisis and to ensure our ability to continue to share the Dharma in the best way possible.


Our current response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Updated: 16 March 2021

We are very sorry to inform you that Rivendell will not be able to open in January for in-person retreats as we had hoped. Due to the current Public Health England's Covid-19 guidelines, we will will have to extend our closure until at least the end of June 2021.

If you are booked on an in-person retreat during this period you will receive an email from us within the next 7 days with some options for you.

We are already running some online retreats during the first half of 2021. Please find details of these retreats HERE.

We hope to see you online soon and back here at Rivendell in the near future.

Kindest regards

The Rivendell Team


2021 Rivendell Covid-19 Protocols

Please see the new Covid-19 protocols for our 'capped' in-person retreats in 2021 here 2021 Covid protocols