The Benefits of a Retreat
Taking some time out to relax, meditate, study and be with friends is an ancient and rejuvenating spiritual practice.
Worldly concerns are given the chance to drop away and we can see more clearly how we might make changes to our lives, which will help us and those we come into contact with.
In addition to the day-retreats you will find on the Centre programme, we also have residential retreats.
A number of retreats are available, this year, through the Colchester Buddhist Centre. These are taking place at the following retreat centres: Vajrasana Retreat Centre, Padmaloka Retreat Centre, Taraloka Retreat Centre
|26th - 28th April||Sangha Retreat||At Vajrasana|
|31st May - 2nd June||East Anglian Men's Retreat||At Padmaloka|
|13th -15th December||Sangha Retreat||At Vajrasana|
For longer retreats, those who come to the Colchester Buddhist Centre generally book with one of the retreat centres run by the Triratna Buddhist Community. You can find links to these retreat centres below.
The retreats that are offered usually give an indication of how much meditation experience is appropriate for that particular retreat. Do look carefully before you book!
Taraloka - a womens retreat centre in Shropshire.
After experiencing the local women’s weekend retreats, Taraloka is the next step for those who want longer retreats with an introductory programme.
Rivendell - is in East Sussex & has a varied programme of arts, yoga & meditation retreats held within the context of Buddhist practice.
Dhanakosa - a reteat centre in Scotland.
A good place in which to take your first longer retreat as meditation is often mixed with things like hill walking & yoga.
Padmaloka Retreat Centre - a centre for men near Norwich.
There are 3 weekends retreats a year and a summer and winter retreat which are open to any men who attend an TBC centre.