All our private retreat rooms are located either in our coach house or the main house.
Those doing personal retreat with us will be provided with the following facilities:
An en-suite room in the coach house or a single room with a shared bathroom in the main house which can be used as a practice and sleeping space with enough room to do prostrations.
Three vegetarian meals per day
A library of books and videos
Meditation cushions/boxes, water bowls and other retreat supplies
Help setting up your retreat if we have the knowledge required
Friendly staff who will respect your retreat silence and be available to provide logistical support to retreaters if needed
Laundry service during longer retreats
Help with shopping for your daily needs during longer retreats
Dorje Khadro practice hut
Please note we do NOT offer any self-catering facilities in the main house. Retreatants usually come to the dining hall for meals, but in case of strict retreat it is possible to have meals delivered to your room.
It is also important you are happy to following Land of Joy guidelines during your stay
Respect others’ property
Be honest and straightforward
Do not engage in sexual activity
Be alert and mindful (no intoxicants)
Be mindful of your behaviour and speech towards others
Keep to your retreat schedule and boundaries.
Please note we may request assistance with additional costs such as ingredients for fire pujas if you require them.
If you would like to join us for a retreat please complete the form below and we will be in touch to discuss it with you as soon as we can.
Personal retreats come under our Generosity Model so are donation only (no set amount). However, we request that you please be mindful of how much your stay will cost the centre, for example the food and electricity you will use during your stay, and therefore consider making a donation to help us cover our considerable monthly costs.
If you decide to make a donation (including offline), please choose the amount you would like to offer (or enter a custom amount) using the form below and click ‘Donate’. Your generosity will help us continue to offer beneficial services to yourself and others, including supporting others doing personal retreat.
You may also like to make a regular contribution to the centre by becoming a Branch of Joy. This kind of support gifts us a steady and ongoing income, which in turn provides the confidence and means for us to continue to flourish for many years to come.