Individual/Personal Retreat

Land of Joy’s quiet but powerful location makes it very conducive for retreat of all kinds.
We are now happy to offer the following options for personal retreat:

The allocation depends on the availability, length of stay and programme schedule. We are currently only able to accept private retreats up to three months long to enable as many people as possible to benefit from the retreat facilities at Land of Joy.

Although our team are happy to support you during your retreat, our time and knowledge is limited. Therefore, those completing intensive or more complicated retreats such as Highest Yoga Tantra or Preliminary practices, must have a teacher or suitably qualified dharma friend who can help you prepare for your retreat and deal with any issues that might arise during your practice.

Advice for Personal Retreat

Planning a personal retreat for the first time can be a very daunting process, particularly if we’re not able to meet our teachers to receive direct advice. The Foundation for Developing the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) have published the following documents to share invaluable advice on how to plan and set up a retreat as well as how to make it as beneficial as possible.

Retreat Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Heart Advice for Retreat

Retreat Advice from Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo