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.
Sangha Walk – Bradford-on-Avon to Bath – Saturday 14th December
This is a lovely, virtually completely flat, 8 mile walk from Bradford-on-Avon to Bath, following the tranquil and idyllic Kennet and Avon Canal. Walking time will be about 3-4 hours, with a break for lunch at The George Inn at Bathampton. Cont……
Wild perception: Ways of looking and listening, that open the heart, call forth the sacred and restore a sense of ground in a chaotic world. Julia Wallond and Andrea Hosfeld
On this day we will introduce and cultivate a variety of ways of looking and listening that deepen, enliven and open up our relationship with ourselves and the Earth. We will be playing with practices that build on mindfulness of the body while exploring how views, held lightly, can create a sense of meaning and purpose in our times.
Tuesday evening sitting group
The sitting group meets every Tuesday evening at the Central Quaker Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB. These evenings are a good way to meet others and have a taste of what we have to offer. All are welcome.
Self-led day retreats
These popular, well-supported day retreats are a great way to create spaciousness and stillness in our busy, daily lives. They are based sitting and walking meditation. They are not led by a teacher and no meditation guidance is given, so they suit participants who are comfortable with a basic meditation practice.
Contented and easily satisfied with Venerable Canda
The ennobling quality of contentment is a direct antidote to the cause of suffering: restless desire.
Whilst the winds of wanting blow us from past to future, always promising happiness someplace else, contentment enables the mind to linger with loving appreciation in this moment; within this imperfect body and mind. Cont…..
Practising wisdom and compassion in turbulent times with Chris Cullen
The Buddha famously said that ‘Everything is burning’ and we may particularly feel the truth of this at times of turbulence and intensity in our personal and collective lives, and as we awaken to the deepening climate emergency. Cont……
Past retreats - 2017
Deepening Mindfulness Practice
A day retreat that explores and deepens the practice of mindfulness meditation, taking as its starting point the practices offered on the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses.
A Day with Suvaco
Suvaco is a former Buddhist monk and a passionate advocate for embodying life in all of its forms. He lives in the South West UK where he works as a psychotherapist and Tai Qi teacher.
Chris Cullen – Cool Head, Warm Heart
The Buddha’s teachings provide practical and trustworthy ways of deepening both Equanimity and Compassion. During this day we will look at some ways to practise and actualise these potentials both in meditation and in daily life. Chris Cullen trained to teach Insight Meditation with Christina Feldman, and did Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock. … Continued
A Day with Jaya Rudgard
A retreat day centred around the qualities of wise resolve and balanced effort, and how we can practise these to support a life that honours our deepest aspirations. The day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma reflections and time for questions and discussion.