Introduction to Buddhism Courses

Land of Joy offers a number of retreats and courses suitable for all levels of understanding including for those who are new to buddhist philosophy and the concepts it uses.

The following courses are a perfect way to be introduced to these concepts in a gentle and accessible way with plenty of opportunities for discussions and questions.

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 Geshe Tenzin Namdak: 16th May – 21st May – we are not sure at this point in time if the course will go ahead – we will keep you updated

Through understanding conventional reality, one comes to know how the ignorance of grasping at an inherent world gives rise to destructive emotions, producing the twelve links of suffering samsara. This Retreat will give you the chance to develop a clearer view of how we create our own reality.


With Ven Mary Reavey: 29th May – 1st June – we are not sure at this point in time if the course will go ahead – we will keep you updated

Having a regular practice helps create a positive momentum in our lives, enabling us to develop our positive potential while living with a peaceful mind in daily life. This retreat will help you develop this and more.


With Lynne Knight: 24th-27th July Places Available

The Mind of Enlightenment (Bodhicitta) is an altruistic attitude of universal compassion. It brings great happiness to oneself and others, and it clears away all the obstacles and problems of our life.


With Ven Mary Reavey: 8th-15th August Places Available

Have you attended Buddhist teachings and feel they could be useful for you but don’t know how to meditate on the subjects you’ve studied or how to apply them to your life? This retreat will answer these questions and more


With Paula Chichester: 11th-14th September Places Available

This weekend will be a series of soft, easy, physical and meditation exercises that allow the mind/body to come home to itself, to our basic natural wholesome sense of being here, present, awake and feeling good about who we are and what we are doing.

With Roy Sutherwood: 24th – 31st October Places Available

This practical meditative retreat will provide new perspectives on the way that we cause harm to ourselves and others through acting out of misguided, exaggerated and fantasised ideas about human nature, existence, events and physical things. Learn more…