There are few better ways to give ourselves a break from routine and rethink our priorities than by taking part in a meditation retreat. On retreat we stop all forms of ‘busyness’ and everyday activity in order to focus deeply on a specific spiritual theme or practice. Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre offers retreats that range in length from half a day to a full weekend, and are suited to different levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced practitioner, please feel welcome to join us for one of our in-house or country retreats.
For more information please press on the retreat links below.
This retreat is based on the methods taught on the Saturday half day course.
All sessions are self-guided and free to attend.
Sunday, March 11
session 1: 2:00 – 3:15 pm
session 2: 3:45 – 5:00 pm
Monday – Tuesday, March 12-13
session 1: 9:00 – 10:15 am
session 2: 10:45 am – 12:00 noon
session 3: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Nyungnay Retreat: a purifying ritual practice
April 15th marks the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni demonstrating the attainment of enlightenment in 589 BCE. This event is marked by special purification and fasting retreats in Kadampa Buddhist Centres worldwide and is based on the practice Drop of Essential Nectar. This practice is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.
Jampa Ling KBC will hold this retreat on Saturday, April 14.
- Precepts* 6:30-7:00 am
- Session 1 7:00 – 8:15 am
- Heart Jewel 8:30 – 9:15am
- Session 2 11:00am – 12:15pm
- Session 3 4:00 – 5:15pm
*The Mahayana precepts are vows we take to abstain from certain actions for the duration of 24 hours. For more information about precepts please refer to our website or ask your class teacher.