Christmas and New Year Retreats

New Year Retreats

These retreats are 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, Buddhist devotional practice and ritual (puja) and be comfortable with periods of silence.


“New Eyes Each Year” -  New Year Retreat 2017/2018

With nagasiddhi, Manjunaga & Sraddhasara
December 27, 2017 - January 2, 2018 | £310/280 (6 nights)
New eyes each year
Find old books here,
And new books, too,
Old eyes renew;
So youth and age
Like ink and page
In this house join,
Minting new coin.

- Philip Larkin

The Buddhist Tantra works alchemically through the imagination to unify all of our natural energies for the benefit of ourselves and all beings. On this retreat we will use the framework of the four Tantric rites of purification, destruction, fascination, and prospering to take a different perspective, and possibly even to transform our experience, to mint new coin. An opportunity to come together and to stand on the threshold and reflect, look back at the old and look forward to the new possibilities of a new year through new eyes. With meditation, ritual, discussion, creativity, gentle body work and periods of silence.


New Year Retreat 2018/2019

Please check the website for details nearer the time.
December 28, 2018 - January 4, 2019 | £350/320 (7 nights)
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