Bodhicharya London Day Retreat

Who we are

We are a Buddhist group which provides
teachings & practice in meditation & Buddhism.

Day Retreat

Our previous Day Retreat

We had a great day retreat with Tsering Paldron earlier this month. It was a wide-ranging discussion. During the day retreat and the subsequent weekend retreat, she spoke about wisdom, knowledge and their relationship with love and compassion. There was a very interesting discussion about four main obscurations as expressed in the Nyingma tradition. Her day retreats were much enjoyed by everybody.

The following weekend she led a wonderful retreat at a retreat centre in Lingfield.

Thanks a lot, Tsering. See you again next year!

Day Retreat,  16 November with Dirk (and possibly Cesare)
"Meditation: The Journey Out Of Samsara”

We have to sacrifice our habits in order to transcend samsara. Our habits may furnish us with many good reasons to avoid meditation practice, and why samsara is important.

This is the face of Mara. It is very beguiling.

But the road of true happiness and the peace and bliss of Buddhahood is renunciation. It is the art of renouncing samsara. There we will find true, lasting happiness. True happiness will be achieved when we are prepared to give up expecting ordinary happiness and to give up fearing ordinary suffering. We will learn this through meditation.

Today's day retreat will be about stabilising (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation and related practices. There will be some guided meditation.

About London’s Day Retreats

Bodhicharya London is under the guidance of Ringu Tulku. We have been doing stimulating monthly day retreats at the Helios Centre for some time now. Some meditation sessions will be guided.

We do a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. By the end of the day, we will have done about three hours of meditation in total. Beginners are very welcome.


HELIOS, 116 Judd Street WC1H 9NS, near St. Pancras Station; map


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The suggested voluntary donation is £20 for the day and the venue. If you can’t afford it, you can give a smaller amount (just mention this to the group guide). We have two optional additional collections. One collection is for either Ringu Tulku or the Rigul Trust, and one for the retreat guide.

We usually have lunch nearby for about £6, if you would like to join us.

We are saving money for future projects (for example our visiting teachers), so if you give more, it helps us fund these. You can also become a member, or make an additional donation on the the day or direct to our bank account.

Future Meditation Retreat Days

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