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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**05 August update: Our current response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus**

Update: 05 August 2020

We are very sorry to inform you that Rivendell will not be able to open in October 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 the year.

If you are booked on a retreat during this period you will receive an email from us in the next week or so with some options for you.

We will be running some alternative online retreats during the last few months of 2020, so please go to 2020 online events

We are planning to publish our 2021 retreat programme in the near future, so please do sign up to our newsletter for notifications (the button can be found at the top of this home page).

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

Kindest regards

The Rivendell Team

 

Update: 24 May 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, Rivendell will not be able to open in July as we had hoped. So I am very sorry to inform you that will will have to extend our closure until at least the end of September.

At the present time it is difficult to gauge when we will be in a position to safely resume our 2020 retreat programme. We will continue to follow the Public Health England's Covid-19 guidelines, which will inform our decision making.

If you are booked on a retreat during this period you will receive an email from us in the next couple of days with some options for you.

We hope that you are able to remain healthy and mentally positive during this very challenging period, and we look forward to seeing you here at Rivendell in the near future.

Kindest regards

The Rivendell Team

 

Update: 18 March 2020

In light of the new government advice given on the 16th March (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020), we have decided that we have no option but to have a limited closure of the Rivendell Retreat Centre for the next three months. Our plan is to then resume our 2020 programme, starting with the Our Bodies as a Home for the World retreat on the 3rd July 2020. Of course we will continue to monitor the situation and we will follow any further advice that the UK Government makes.
We would really appreciate your patience at this time, as we will be very busy endeavouring to process all the bookings of those who are due to come to Rivendell over the next few months.

If you are booked on a retreat during this period you will receive an email from us in the next couple of days with some options for you.

We hope that you are able to remain healthy and mentally positive during this very challenging period, and we look forward to seeing you here at Rivendell in the near future.

Kindest regards

The Rivendell Team