The Heart's Release

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.

“We have not come into this exquisite world to hold ourselves hostage from love ... or to confine our wondrous spirits, but to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light." - HAFIZ

Through the doorway of the imagination we will journey into and explore the mysterious realm of ‘the heart’. Our guides will be ancient stories, myth, poetry and image. Once at home in the heart, we will give time to hold what needs to be held, give space to that which needs to come into being and set free what needs to be let go of. With time to reflect, create, share our experiences and dwell together in the sacred space of ritual and meditation.

Mandarava is an artist, storyteller, puppet maker and 'Somatic Experiencing' practitioner. She has led retreats for many years and has  a gift for creating inspiring rituals that connect participants to their own depths and inspiration. She will be joined by her close friends of 25 years Sinhacandra and Alayasri.

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: 
Mandarava
Single Room Availability: 
Sorry, but the single room is not available on this retreat now
Date: Friday, March 15, 2024 to Friday, March 22, 2024

Prices for this event are: £389 - £366 (Conc)

Selected Price: 
£389.00

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

This retreat is now less than 6 weeks away so payment in full is required.