Below is a list of upcoming retreats and other events. Some are regular events and you will see the next session below. At the bottom of the page you can view details of past Teacher-led retreats.
Tuesday evening sitting group
Please note we have replaced our meetings at the Quaker Meeting House with an online Tuesday sitting group. Please see our Supporting our Sangha Online page for further details and the Zoom link.
Self-led day retreats
The July and August retreats will continue in their popular Zoom format. We hope to return to our Bristol venue in September. Watch this space for updates………
Sangha walk – Severn Peninsula
The next sangha walk on Saturday 14th August, led by Jill Bird, will be an exploration of the Severn Peninsula near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Cont………
Enriching Life with Kirsten Kratz
Wisdom teachings encourage us to look deeply and with love into our experience, with all its complexities, challenges and contradictions. When we approach our existence with kindness and courage, innumerable facets of this human heart are gradually unveiled. Cont…….
Past retreats - 2021
A day with Suvaco – living in the time of Covid
Suvaco trained in the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah for 17 years as a Buddhist monk and currently teaches meditation as part of the teaching staff at Gaia House, Devon. He is also a registered UKCP Core Process psychotherapist.. Cont.
Power Mindfulness – A led Day Retreat with Venerable Canda
Mindfulness has many benefits to our health and wellbeing. Looking at mindfulness in the context of the Buddha’s teachings, opens up the path to experiencing its full power and how it awakens our potential as human beings. Cont…….
Easter Sangha Walk – Long Ashton Circular Walk
The walk will start at the Long Ashton community centre car park on Keedwell Hill. We will head north up Keeds Lane and then in a westerly direction through open fields with a lovely open view towards Nailsea and the Severn Estuary……Cont.
Sangha Walk – Pensford and Stanton Drew Stone Circles
The next Bristol Insight sangha walk will be a Bank Holiday walk to Stanton Drew Stone Circles on Monday 3rd May. This is a re-scheduling of the walk that had to be cancelled last December due to lockdown rules….Cont.
Resilience and the Art of Happiness – finding resource within the circumstances of our lives
As human beings our lives include joy and difficulty. Given the changing nature of experience, what kind of happiness is possible for us? Can we discover sources of wellbeing and resilience that are available to us regardless of current circumstances? Cont…….
Sangha Walk – Lower Wye Valley
The next sangha walk, again on a bank holiday Monday, will be along the spectacular Lower Wye Valley. This is a favourite walk of mine, introduced to me by my friend Steve Onyett in 2007. We previously did it as a sangha walk in February 2018…Cont.
The Buddha found enlightenment under a tree. We can’t promise this, but our nature meditation events do offer peace, joy and a sense of refuge. We practise in some beautiful woods just outside Bristol…..Cont.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Cross Church, Kilgwrrwg, Monmouthshire
The next sangha walk on Sunday 4th July, led by Jill Bird, will be through the rolling hills of the Monmouthshire countryside with views across valleys and across to the Black Mountains. The walk is a pilgrimage walk that takes in three ancient churches…..Cont.