The Calling: Mid-Winter Weekend Retreat

This retreat is suitable for those new to meditation and Buddhism as practised within the Triratna Buddhist Community.

In the maelstrom of modern life we can easily lose a sense of what's most important to us.  On this meditation retreat, we will explore becoming more connected to ourselves at a deeper level. The heart longs to be free, expansive and connected. Limited and banished parts of us long for kindly attention.  These forces are calling. To help us respond to this calling, we will draw on the supportive qualities of the elements, guided personal inquiry, mindful movement, creative ritual and lots of quiet sitting.

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 http://insig.ht/singhashri and her website www.radicalembrace.org.

Covid-secure requirements

We are no longer asking each retreatant to take a lateral flow test before travelling to Rivendell, but we are asking that they bring a test with them in case they fall ill whilst here.

We want those that come to Rivendell to be confident that we are making their stay here as safe as possible.

Concession information

Rivendell has a concessionary rate available for most of its retreats. If you are in need of further financial assistance to help enable you to come on retreat here, please do consider writing to our office team via bookings@rivendellretreatcentre.com explaining your circumstances.

Cancellation policy

All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable in all circumstances. If you wish to cancel your place on a retreat, we require a minimum notice of 4 calendar weeks before a retreat is due to take place, in order that a refund (not the deposit) will be possible. If you cancel and we can't replace you, you will be required to pay half the total cost of the retreat. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel, as there may be other people waiting for a place on the retreat to become available. Any refund will still be on the basis that we can the fill your space.

Retreat Leaders: 
Singhashri and Balajit
Retreat Type: 
Date: Friday, December 13, 2024 to Sunday, December 15, 2024

Prices for this event are: £219 - £199 (Conc)

Selected Price: 
£219.00

Please note: there are no spaces for women available on this retreat.