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.
With Ven Robina Courtin: 26th February – 2nd March – Waiting list only
Discover your natural ability to lessen fear, depression, anxiety, neediness, low self-esteem and learn develop love, contentment, compassion, clarity, courage and the other qualities we so badly want.
With Wendy Ridley: 30th & 31st March – Places Available
16 Guidelines for a Happy Life (16G) are workshops and tools based on a set of values that aim to encourage positive qualities in your life. They help you to change how you think, how you act, how you relate to others and how you find meaning.
With Ven Mary Reavey: 10th – 17th 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: 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.
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 – Places Available
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.
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.