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.


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The Wisdom of Emptiness: a country retreat @ Clarksburg Retreat Centre
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

with Gen Kelsang Suma


Buddha taught that as a result of ignorance we completely misapprehend reality. Convinced that we exist as ‘stand-alones’ in the world – independent entities, separate from everyone and everything else – and perceiving our limitations to be real, we continually find ourselves stuck in harmful patterns and painful circumstances. But our limitations aren’t real. The actual nature of things is emptiness, which means that things do not exist outside of our mind, but as mere appearances arising from our mind. When we experience this truth, our mind is released from any sense of limitation or insecurity, and suffused with peace, joy and lovingkindness.

Within the tranquillity of retreat, we will explore and begin to cultivate the wisdom of emptiness. On Friday night there will be an introductory teaching. All retreat sessions on Saturday and Sunday will comprise a brief teaching, prayers and a period of meditation.

‘There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to understand and meditate on emptiness’.




7:30 – 9:00 pm…….. Introductory teaching


9.00 – 10.30 am…….Session 1

11.30 – 1.00 pm……..Session 2

3.30 – 5.00 pm……….Session 3

7.00 – 8.30 pm……….Session 4


8.00 – 9.30am………..Session 1

11.00 – 12.30pm……..Session 2



The retreat is now fully booked. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Mike at