Day Retreats and Residential Retreats
Refresh Your Mind: September Residential Weekend Retreat
Friday 29 September 2023 – Monday 2 October 2023
Refresh Your Mind - Refresh Your Life
Two days to explore and deepen your meditation practice, with helpful mini-talks and guidance, plus discussion groups, optional practice reviews, comfy surroundings, good food.... and free time to enjoy the beautiful countryside. Suitable for all levels of experience.
This year our Sangha Retreat runs From 6.00pm on Friday 29th Sept to 3pm on Monday 2nd Oct. Two relaxing and inspirational days with friends in the sangha. All food and board is included. A camping option is available.
Finding Your True Self: An Day Introducing Buddhism and Meditation
Sunday 15 October 10am – 4pm
Have you ever wondered what meditation or Buddhism are about? Well, you need wonder no more! This day is intended as a very relaxed taster with meditation, talks and discussion in a really friendly atmosphere. Suitable for complete newcomers or as a refresher for those who already have a practice.
Everyone over 18 is very welcome. You do not need any experience and you do not have to want to be a Buddhist (!) This is a taster for everyone who would like to know more!
Saturday 21 October 10am – 4pm
This Saturday is ‘Open House’ at York Buddhist Centre: an opportunity for anyone over 18 to come and take a look at our centre, ask questions and maybe listen to a short talk or try out a 15 minute meditation sampler.
There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available too and some of our community on hand to look after you and answer any questions you might have about mediation or Buddhist practice.
Exploring Tonglen Meditation (Giving and Receiving Practice)
Sunday 12 November 10am – 4pm
During this day retreat Shakyapada will introduce us to the concept of the Collective Consciousness, a state where we can ultimately transcend the sense of Self and Other, or Subject and Object. There will be short talks and two different approaches to tonglen meditation.
Tonglen is an ancient form of meditation that focuses on compassion: connecting with it, developing it, and learning how to apply it in everyday life. Open to all over 18. You do not need to be a Buddhist. to attend. Please bring vegan lunch to share.
Beautiful Friendship in the Spiritual Life: Day Retreat with Mitra Ceremony
Sunday 26 November 10am – 4:30pm
This is a special day retreat when both the York and Scarborough sanghas come together to celebrate friendship on the spiritual path and to witness members of the Scarborough sangha making a commitment to the Three Jewels in a mitra ceremony held in the Shrine Room at York Buddhist Centre. Family and friends of those involved in the mitra ceremony are invited to the afternoon session from 2.00pm.
Everyone form the Scarborough and York sanghas are welcome. It is traditional to offer small gifts and cards to each of them at the end of the ceremony, if you wish.
Women Mitra's Day Retreat
Sunday 17 December 10am – 4pm
The Three Myths of the Spiritual Life
A Day Retreat especially for women mitras, led by Amalasara, and exploring the Three Myths of Self Development, Self Discovery and Self Surrender. The programme will help us to understand and explore our practice within the context of these Myths.
Open to all women mitras
North-Eastern Women's GfR Day Retreat
Sunday 28 January 2024 10:30am – 4pm
This is a day for Women in Newcastle, Scarborough, York and Leeds who have asked for ordination.
During the day we'll be exploring the Dasadhamma Sutta: Discourse on The Ten Dhammas. During the day we'll be exploring the Dasadhamma Sutta: Discourse on The Ten Dhammas. This will be a wonderful way to review our practice, to rejoice in ways we have changed and developed and to identify our next steps in taking our practice further?
Open to all North Eastern Women who have asked for ordination
Spring Sangha Retreat: The Three Myths of the Spiritual Life
Friday 17 May 2024 – Monday 20 May 2024
Our Spring Sangha Retreat in 2024 will be held at Adhisthana in Hereford, when we will be exploring the Three Myths of self-development, self-surrender and self-discovery together with meditation, talks, and discussions.
You may book a place now with a deposit of £50 and pay the balance in March or April. Open to all in the York and Scarborough sanghas
Summer Sanghas Retreat at Adhisthana: Living With Kindness
Friday 30 August 2024 – Friday 6 September 2024
This is a 7-day residential retreat open to a number of Triratna sanghas. We have ten places allocated for this retreat where we will join with other sanghas but come together as the York sangha for group and study sessions.
This is a repeat of 2023's very enjoyable summer sanghas retreat and is open to all practising with the York sangha. Booking will be direct with Adhisthana when available, but for now you can express an interest by following the link below.