Retreats 2018-02-18T15:42:45+00:00

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.

March 2018

With Pauline Barber: 15th – 23rd March – PLACES AVAILABLE

A chance to re-connect with nature while helping us take care of our woodland.

With Wendy Ridley: 24th & 25th March – PLACES AVAILABLE

A two day residential Level 1 course exploring key attitudes for developing a mindful culture in our family and community; in education, health care, or business.

With Ven Mary: 30th March – 2nd April – PLACES AVAILABLE

Learn the essential facts about the law of cause and effect and generate a clear understanding about how karma works.

April 2018

With Roy Sutherwood: 7th – 14th April – PLACES AVAILABLE

This retreat offers the wonderful opportunity to explore and practice the Medicine Buddha sadhana alongside gentle breathing and movement exercises which all act as a powerful healing practice for body and mind as well as a method for developing shamatha and concentrated analysis.

With Beth Halford & Christian Fischer: 28th April – 2nd May (revised dates) – PLACES AVAILABLE

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to do some of the most common preliminary practices, as well as learning more about why they are so important to complete.

May 2018

With Rowena Price: 12th – 19th May – PLACES AVAILABLE

Completing a nyung nä enables your body, speech and mind to abide in retreat. This makes it a powerful, quick and effective method to purify much negative karma and collect vast amounts of merit.

June 2018

With Ven Mary Reavey: 1st – 9th June – PLACES AVAILABLE

A mainly silent retreat of self-led meditations providing the opportunity to deepen your meditational experience in a peaceful and conducive environment.

With Ondy Willson: 15th – 24th June – PLACES AVAILABLE

This retreat teaches introductory level Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation from a modern view point, providing a different perspective from which we can increase the amount of peace, happiness, and compassion we have in our daily lives.

July 2018

With Pauline Barber: 1st – 8th July – PLACES AVAILABLE

A chance to re-connect with nature while helping us take care of our woodland.

With Dagri Rinpoche: 18th-28th July – PLACES AVAILABLE

Dagri Rinpoche will be conferring a Yamantaka Solitary Hero initiation as well as giving a commentary on the generation and completion stages of this practice. The event is open to those who have taken refuge in the Three Jewels.

August 2018

With Mike Murray: 3rd – 6th August – PLACES AVAILABLE

How much do we know about our own mind and how it shapes our experience? Are we living to our fullest potential. This retreat will explore these questions and much more.

With Paula (Nyingje) Chichester: 17th – 26th August – FULLY BOOKED

Open to those who have completed the enabling action retreat and fire puja. The meditations and exercises will be based on the 6 Yogas of Naropa teachings of Lama Thubten Yeshe that Paula received in 1983.

September 2018

With Paula (Nyingje) Chichester: 14th – 23rd September – WAITING LIST

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.

With Pauline Barber: 28th September – 5th October – PLACES AVAILABLE

A chance to re-connect with nature while helping us take care of our woodland.

October 2018

With Geshe Tashi Tsering: 8th – 14th October – PLACES AVAILABLE

Geshe Tashi will continue his teachings on the Middle Lam Rim Insight Section which started in 2017.  

With Andy Wistreich: 19th – 27th October – PLACES AVAILABLE

This retreat will provide an opportunity for those who have taken the Kalacakra initiation to explore the full mandala through the ‘long’ sadhana which includes the 61-deity protection circle and the full body, speech and mind mandala with its 722 deities.

November 2018

With Ven Mary: 2nd – 11th November – PLACES AVAILABLE

Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in the pivotal teachings and meditations of the graduated path to Enlightenment led by such a skilful and experienced teacher.

With Kerry Prest: 16th – 19th November – PLACES AVAILABLE

Discover the unique system for putting Buddhist philosophy into practice whilst hearing an overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening.