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
We are delighted that the Self-Led retreat is planning to return to its Bristol venue from July 3rd. The retreat will return to its popular format. All the facilities of the Friends Meeting House will be available.
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.
Boundless Heart – Vulnerable Earth: Dharma practice in the ecological and climate emergency.
This day will explore engaging with the noble heart qualities of loving kindness, compassion, joy and
equanimity, in relation to our inner and outer spiritual practice, as meditators facing an eco-climatic crisis. 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.