The Heart's Release - Women's Week - NOW ONLINE

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.

Bookings for this retreat will close at 13:00 (UK time) on Friday 26 March 2021

This a now an online retreat which costs £80 to book, plus a recommended donation of £60-90 (this 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

“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 fully dwelling in and at home in the heart, we will set free what needs to fly, tenderly hold what needs to be held and create that which needs to come into being, to experience freedom in all its fullness. With time to reflect, create, share our experiences and dwell together in the sacred space of ritual and meditation.

Retreat schedule

Start time Saturday 27th March at 10.30 am 

Finish time Thursday 1st April at 17.30 pm

The daily session times as follows

10.30 - 12.30 morning session 

16.00- 17.30 afternoon session

19.30-20.30 ritual session

Mandarava is a storyteller and puppet maker known for inspiring creativity in others and creating an atmosphere of magical depth.

Change to cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel, we now require a minimum notice of 4 calendar weeks before a retreat is due to take place, in order that a refund will be possible. It will still be on the basis that we can the fill your space.

However, if Rivendell has to cancel your retreat due to increased Covid restrictions, then you will be given the option of a refund, to transfer your money to another retreat, or to perhaps offer a donation.

Retreat Leaders: 
Single Room Availability: 
Sorry, but the single room is not available on this retreat now
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021 to Thursday, April 1, 2021

Prices for this event are: £80

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This event is no longer open for bookings