Doorways to the Deep - Cancelled

This retreat is suitable for those who have a regular meditation practice and who regularly attend retreats, a centre or a group within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. You will also need to be familiar with, and happy to participate in, Triratna Buddhist devotional practice and ritual (puja), be comfortable with extended periods of sitting meditation and the possibility on some retreats of periods spent in silence.

For those with at least six months meditation experience and a regular practice.

To take part online at this week costs £80 (£60 concession) to book, plus a recommended donation of £60-90 (this donation can be paid at the booking checkout).

Please note:

1. That the automated booking confirmation that you will receive will contain information that relates to a residential retreat, so please ignore that. It would cost money that we don't currently have to change our systems to reflect the circumstances of these special online events.

2. You will receive a joining email from us close to the start of each event (ideally the day before), with a Zoom link that will work for the whole of that particular retreat online event.

3. Zoom is a simple online communications platform that is very easy to use. If you have not used it before, we suggest that you download this programme and install for free before your retreat is due to take place. You can find the programme at this link: If you have any questions about using Zoom, please contact us at

Retreat information

If we dive deep enough into the sea, we reach a depth where the body is no longer buoyant enough to float nor heavy enough to sink. We remain suspended, hanging in deep blue space, able to move in any direction without the least bit of friction.

This place is called the doorway to the deep and it promises to open us to our true nature, our deepest potential when freed from afflictive mental states that bind us to suffering, by either taking us back to the surface or pulling us under. From this place we discover a more creative response to life, full of awareness, love and transformation.

Arundhati Roy has said the pandemic is a portal between one world and the next. Join us to explore this doorway, portal, bardo that we collectively find ourselves in and is teeming with potential. In this exploration we will draw on resources like grounding, nature, simple mindful movements, neuroscience and creative ritual. 


10:30-12:30pm - Introductions and retreat overview

4:30-5:30pm - Meditation and dedication ceremony


10:30-12:30pm - Input, meditation and enquiry

4:30-5:30pm - Intention setting ritual for all


10:30-12:30 - Input, meditation and enquiry

4:00pm - Individual or small meditation reviews (others encouraged to meditate at this time)


10:30-12:30 - Input, meditation and enquiry

4:30-5:30pm - Reporting-out and closing ritual

Balajit lived and worked at the Vajraloka retreat centre in Wales for many years where he also led retreats. He is currently based in Birmingham where he combines work as a trauma therapist (SHEN, Somatic Experiencing and NARM) with leading Buddhist retreats and events across the UK.

Singhashri is a Buddhist meditation and secular mindfulness teacher curious about what our world needs now and how she might help. She teaches meditation as a means to awakening to love, beauty and truth and has committed her life to supporting collective awakening and the joy and freedom found there. She can be found on insight timer at and her website

Retreat Leaders: 
Singhashri and Balajit
Single Room Availability: 
Sorry, but the single room is not available on this retreat now
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021 to Friday, June 4, 2021

Prices for this event are: £80 - £60 (Conc)

Selected Price: 

This event is no longer open for bookings