The Next Step Courses
Our next step courses are aimed towards those who already have an understanding of buddhist concepts and philosophy and are ready to explore them in more depth. If you are new to buddhism and the terminology and ideas it uses you may find these courses are a little difficult to follow.
You may notice some of these are also classed as introductory courses. This is because some content is suitable for people who are new to Buddhism, but they also contain information that is a little more advanced and therefore also suitable to people looking to go a bit deeper with their understanding.
Please be aware retreats might be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the event due to lack of numbers or other reasons so please keep this in mind when booking transport.
With Roy Sutherwood: 26th January – 3rd February – PLACES AVAILABLE
Please note change of dates from those originally shown
This retreat explores calm abiding (samatha) meditation on the clear nature of the mind and insight (vipassana) meditation on the empty nature of the mind with the context of the mahamudra (great seal) as practised in the paramitayana (sutra) system.
With Roy Sutherwood: 7th – 14th April – PLACES AVAILABLE
This retreat offers the wonderful opportunity to explore and practice the Medicine Buddha sadhana which acts as a powerful healing practice for body and mind as well as a method for developing shamatha and concentrated analysis.
With Paula (Nyingje) Chichester: 15th – 24th September – PLACES AVAILABLE
This retreat will focus on the ‘Merging the Mind of the Guru with Chenrezig’ sadhana; using it to integrate the body/speech/mind into an experience of wholeness joy, light and acceptance and inner peace.