Bodhicharya London Day Retreat

Who we are

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

Day Retreat

During the fruitful Day Retreat in March, we examined how our likes and dislikes, as well as all mindstates, can be foundations for the training of mindfulness. We will continue our exploration of the Satipatthana Sutra, the sutra of mindfulness, on a later date.

Saturday, 21/04/2018 with  Tsering Paldron:
"Compassion as social responsibility"

Tsering Paldron, who lives in Portugal, is a popular teacher at Bodhicharya London, and she has kindly agreed to visit us again. Please read more about her here.

It is sometimes hard to get the hold of what compassion really means in the Buddhist context. The word we translate as "Compassion", in Tibetan, "Nyingje", doesn't convey the whole meaning of it, focusing mainly on the feeling of empathy or kindness towards someone who is suffering. Here is an article about the Dalai Lama's interpretation of the word.

In this Day Retreat, we’ll explore the different meanings of love and compassion, incorporating it with meditation in order to get a better understanding what it is, why it is to our benefit, and how to apply it in our daily life.

Beginners are welcome!

About Bodhicharya 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.

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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