Sangha Retreats

Sangha Retreats

Friday 25 September – Sunday 27 September at The Beamsley Project near Skipton

Book Now: £75

We want everyone to have the opportunity to come on retreat. If you cannot afford the cost, we may be able to help. Please contact us to discuss.

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Typical Programme

Time Activity
Friday
6.30pm Dinner
8pm Welcome and dedication ceremony
Saturday
7am Meditation
9am Breakfast
10:30am Talk and discussion groups
1pm Lunch
4pm Meditation
6pm Dinner
8pm Meditation & Pūjā
Sunday
7am Meditation
9am Breakfast
10:30am Talk and discussion groups
1pm Lunch
2pm Clear up and depart
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I need to have been coming?

If you know the stages to the two meditations taught at the centre, the retreat will be suitable for you.

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

The retreat is suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs, and makes an excellent first retreat for people who have recently started being involved with meditation and Buddhism.

What does the cost include?

The retreat cost covers the full cost of the retreat, including all food.

When does the retreat start and end?

The retreat will begin with dinner on the Friday evening at 6:30pm. You are welcome to arrive any time from 4pm.

We will finish on the Sunday afternoon, around 3pm.

What will the accommodation be like?

The retreat centre provides 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.

Can I have a single room?

In order to allow us to accommodate as many people as want to come, we are not normally able to provide single rooms. If you have a very special circumstance which requires a single room for you to be able to attend, please contact us before booking to discuss.

What will the food be like?

Many Buddhists practice veganism as an expression of non-violence. As such, all food will be vegan but there will be cow's milk for those who prefer it..

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.

What do I need to bring?

You'll need to bring clothes suitable for wet weather including good footwear, indoor shoes, toiletries, and a towel. You may also want to bring a notebook and pen. Bedding will be provided.

Will I be able to get a lift?

Yes, we will contact everyone who has booked on the retreat to arrange lift shares. Please let us know if you need a space or if you are able to offer a space to anyone else.

Can I apply for a place using the bursary fund?

Yes. Contact us and we will help you if we can.

The Team

Jenny
Jenny
Joan
Joan
Kate
Kate
Lynn
Lynn
Mark
Mark
Shakyapada
Shakyapada

How To Get Here

The retreat is at the Beamsley Project at Bolton Bridge, near Skipton.

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