Our weekend retreat in October

We welcome you to enjoy a weekend retreat with the Hertford Buddhist Group in Burwell. This weekend is for all levels of experience including complete beginners.

Khemananda, Mangala, Nandaketu, Padmajata and Suvarnagarbha have provisionally agreed to all come and lead this together. Hopefully they can all make it.

It is a chance for you to get to know everybody a lot better, and to go a lot deeper into the meditative experience. They are a lot of fun.

Each day of the retreat has a structured programme with some meditation, talks and discussion groups, as well as a lot of breaks and free time to relax, have a chat over some tea and biscuits, or to go for a walk.

Awareness – We recommend that, if you can, you try to give yourself a break from using electronic devices including phones during the retreat. This will make the retreat more powerful for you, as it is about giving you an opportunity to really get away from everything for a couple of days. If there is an emergency, your friends and family can call an emergency contact number, and we will pass the message on to you.

These weekends fill up very quickly, so do book early to avoid disappointment.

Practical Details
Venue: Burwell House, Silver St, Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0EF

Burwell House

This retreats is for adults only (i.e. over 18)

Car parking is available

Arrival – Please arrive between 5pm and 6pm on the first day of your retreat. Retreats start with a supper at about 6pm. If you are arriving late, that is OK, but please let us know so that we can keep you some supper!

Accommodation – Is in single-sex bedrooms shared with other retreatants. Please contact us at the time of your booking to discuss your needs, if this is an issue for you. If you are coming with a friend
and wish to be accommodated in the same shared bedroom as them, please inform us when booking.

Food – Is healthy, tasty and vegan / vegetarian and is prepared together. Cows’ milk is available. Tea and coffee is available at anytime. There is a small amount of fridge space if you need to bring food for special dietary requirements.

Restricted diets – Can be provided, please let us know when you first book. To help our volunteer cooks, please keep dietary requests to absolutely essential medical requirements only. Thank you

Helping out – You will be asked to help with domestic tasks: washing up, etc. and a clear up at the end of the retreat.

Cancellation – Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel, as there may be other people waiting for a place on the retreat to become available.

Confirmation – No booking is final until payment is received in full.

Cost of retreat: (accommodation and food included): £120 .
Concessionary rate (low waged) of £90
and rate if broke of £60

So when you fill in the form to book the retreat, you can just select the rate that is most appropriate for your situation.

This is a lot cheaper than other locations, eg the London Buddhist Centre weekend retreats at Vajrasana cost £190!

If would like to come, but cannot afford the full price, then please ask, as it may be possible to give a bursary for some of the cost from our bursary fund.

If you have any questions at all, please ask or message us.

To book, please fill in the form at https://hertfordbuddhistgroup.co.uk/booking1 and transfer your payment. (Payment details are on that page).

Look forward to seeing you there. It will be amazing!!