Bodhicharya London Day Retreat

Who we are

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

Day Retreat

In December, we had a well attended retreat, around Mind Training and Sending-Taking meditation. Thanks to Steve, who helped with his insightful teaching.

Saturday, 20/01/2018 with Dirk: “The Journey to Buddhahood: The Satipatthana Sutra (introduction) and the Eight Consciousnesses”

On the path to Buddhahood, we embark on an experiential journey to become familiar with consciousness and how it arises.

We will look at how we can cultivate this awareness as taught in the Satipatthana Sutra. The Satipatthana Sutta deals with mindfulness – mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind state and mental qualities. How does the Satipatthana Sutra guide us to stabilise our mind and to find wisdom and insight? This will just be an introduction to a huge topic which will be further explored in the future.

We will also look at the Eight Consciousnesses, what they are and our process of creating reality.

With the guidance of Margot Messenger, we will also explore the mind-body integration which is needed for stable meditation practice, as the sutra makes clear.

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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