Bodhicharya London Day Retreat

Who we are

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

Day Retreat

In our last Day Retreat, Dirk lead a profound enquiry into how we create and maintain the ignorance and suffering of samsara. We looked inwardly, to find occasionally uncomfortable truths in our hearts.

This proved to be worthwhile, and we dedided to continue with our journey of inner discovery.

Day Retreat, 18 May 2019, with Dirk: “About the First Noble  Truth: How suffering can be an incentive to practice and a vehicle to find meaning (2).”


The reason why many people choose a spiritual path of introspection and contemplation, is to get rid of suffering. How can we find happiness, and how can we find the truth within our own experience?

It is for good reason that the first noble Truth in Buddhism is the truth of suffering. We see so much suffering around us, and sometimes our ‘happiness’ is merely a short reprieve from suffering. Or is it? We'll look at the nature of happiness and suffering in our own experience. How can this help us on our journey to the truth?

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.

FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO  PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MEAL AFTERWARDS - as celebration of Dirk's 60th birthday, which is on the 27th of May. Please click here and list your name to confirm.


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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