Autumn Sangha Retreat at Vajrasana
Friday 17 November – Sunday 19 November at Vajrasana Retreat Centre
The retreat will include inspiring talks, meditation, Buddhist ritual, discussion groups and an opportunity to enjoy a weekend in beautiful countryside surroundings. The retreat will be suitable for all levels of experience. If you have not been on retreat before but are curious to see what it might be like then this is an ideal way to find out. If you are an old hand at retreats then why not take the opportunity to spend a weekend taking your practice deeper.
The retreat is at Vajrasana Retreat Centre, a beautiful purpose built Triratna Retreat Centre just outside Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
If you wish to know more about retreats and what to expect, ask a team member at one of our classes or send us an email.
The cost for the weekend is £100.
Please contact us if you would like to come but cannot afford the full rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I need to have been coming to the Buddhist centre?
If you know the stages to the two meditations taught at the centre, the retreat will be suitable for you.
If you have not been on a retreat before, this will be suitable for you and you'll be made very welcome.
What does the cost include?
The retreat cost covers the full cost of the retreat, including food and accommodation.
What will the accommodation be like?
Vajrasana is a modern, recently renovated retreat centre with simple, but comfortable accommodation. Living communally is an important and enjoyable part of the retreat. We will be in shared single-sex rooms with 2-4 people in each, and will eat together communally.
Living communally means caring for each other. The team leading the retreat are volunteers who are on retreat as well and we will ask you to help out with simple chores. Working together is a good way of getting to know each other, and it also helps us keep the cost of the retreat to a minimum.
What will the food be like?
Many Buddhists practice veganism as an expression of non-violence. As such, all food will be vegan.
If you have any allergies that aren't listed on the booking form, please contact us before booking to ensure we can cater for you.
Can I get a refund if I change my mind about coming on retreat?
A non refundable, non transferable cancellation fee of £10 is chargeable for all cancellations
Where to Find Us
Vajrasana's postcode for use in sat-navs is IP31 3AR.
Some sat-navs will try to take you down a footpath. If this happens, keep following Ixworth Rd and then turn left onto Reading's Lane.
There is a blue sign at Vajrasana's entrance. Drive down that road and then immediately right into the car park.
If you are able to offer a lift to others, please let us know.
The closest convenient station is Stowmarket. From there you will need to get a taxi, which will cost around £20-22.
The cheapest local taxi service from Stowmarket is TKO Cars (07739 365555) who you will need to book with, or there is Stowmarket Taxis (01449 677777) which are based at Stowmarket station, so you can often just get in a taxi without booking.