Retreats & Courses at Land of Joy

Land of Joy offers a range of introductory, next step, advanced and secular retreats through most of the year. Please click on any retreat of interest to learn more about it and book your place.

Personal retreats or private stays are sometimes possible, but currently need to fit around group retreats happening at the centre due to limited accommodation options.

Please be aware retreats might be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the event due to lack of numbers or other reasons. It is also possible they will be re-arranged if we have the chance to host a high lama, so please keep this in mind when booking transport.

September 2019

With Paula Chichester: 13th – 22nd September – One Place Available

The meditations and exercises practiced during this retreat will be based on the 6 Yogas of Naropa teachings of Lama Thubten Yeshe that Paula received in 1983.

With Paula Chichester: 26th – 30th September Places Available

This retreat will offer easy-to-understand instructions on cultivating an understanding of emptiness and activating compassion as well as presenting very helpful slogans to guide bodhisattva action in daily life.  This is a very practical series of “tried and true” advices and contemplations for transforming the life into pure dharma, where peace and kindness prevail.

October 2019

With Paula Chichester: 4th – 13th October – Places Available

Glorious White Tara is the healer of all ills and giver of long life. This beautiful practice will be the foundation for a retreat focused on experiential meditations that will introduce the tantric sadhana and mantra recitation as a healing method.

With Roy Sutherwood: 26th October – 2nd November Waiting List

This meditation retreat will focus on methods of love and insight working together like two wings of a bird, enabling you to investigate and transform your attitudes while developing positive qualities for yourself and others.

November 2019

With Andy Wistreich: 15th November – 1st December Places Available

The retreat will enable one to learn the practice, with daily teaching and discussion sessions to supplement the main practice sessions. Through it one may complete the nearing retreat with the burnt offering ritual, based on fulfilling the required mantra count.

With Andy Wistreich: 8th – 11th November Places Available

This retreat will utilise yogic practices, bodywork, discussion, meditation and teaching to help practitioners tap into their emotional reservoirs as a resource for their highest yoga tantra practice.

December 2019

With Martin Kerrigan: 7th – 14th December Places Available

Join us to cleanse your mind of delusions and negative energy using Buddhist purification practices that are said to be as effective as a great fire is at burning away thousands of acres of forest! 

2020 Programme

Most of our 2020 programme will be announced at the end of October, however some are open for early bookings due to the nature of the retreat.

With Andy Wistreich: 13th – 20th June Places Available

This retreat will provide instruction and practice on how to do the Kalacakra Mind Mandala nearing retreat, including the preliminary rituals and fire puja