Universal Weekends

These courses do not use buddhist terminology or philosophical ideas, instead focusing on non-religious tools which can help develop happiness, kindness, compassion and more in your everyday life. You therefore do not need to be Buddhist or interested in Buddhism to attend.

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus pandemic we can currently only offer our group retreats via Zoom. This will continue until we are able to host them onsite once again. When this happens we hope to live stream the onsite retreats online so those who can’t make it to the centre can still join the retreat via Zoom. Therefore, please share how you would prefer to attend the retreat when you complete your booking form so we know how many people to expect on onsite if this becomes possible.

Please be aware retreats might be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the event due to lack of numbers or other reasons so please keep this in mind when booking transport.

With Wendy Ridley: 5th – 7th February – this will most likely be offered as an online course

This course is for people of all ages and backgrounds who are curious about what shapes our experience and how we can transform our lives. The content is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology and is supported by scientific research, Western philosophy and psychology, as well as other wisdom traditions.

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With Lynne Knight: 26th-28th February – this will most likely be offered as an online course

Compassion can be both empowering and healing for us and those around us if embraced in an open-hearted and genuine way. The habit of putting ourselves down can be so deeply ingrained that we don’t even realise we’re doing it. Perhaps we can’t truly imagine how different life could be if we were able to truly embrace and accept who we are while feeling worthy of being free from difficulty.

This weekend will introduce and explore the importance of cultivating self-compassion, a profound acceptance of ourselves as we are, as well as how this can enable us to cultivate the genuine wish to help others in whatever way possible.

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With Various Leaders: 2nd – 5th April

This is a chance for your family to spend precious time together while exploring ideas to develop positive thoughts and attitudes both within your family dynamic and beyond.

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With Pauline Barber & Lou Beaumont: 22nd – 27th April

We will use the Chenresig sadhana, which is perfect for learning the foundations of Buddhist practice, discussion, breathing exercises and simple chi gong movement to connect with the subtle energies in our bodies, so that we can begin to experience the sadhana at its deepest level. It is here that we truly connect with Tantric practice to train the mind with joy and ease and where its power can be harnessed for transformation.

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With Shan Tate: 5th & 6th June

Inner happiness is possible when we change our perspective and appreciate how our past experiences affect our lives today. We can be free from limiting concepts and empowered to live with a more open, honest and joyful mind.

This weekend will explore how to develop our own inner strengths by learning how to embrace our pasts and take control of our future through relying on our inner wisdom. Becoming more comfortable in our own skin enables us to be more comfortable with others.

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