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 brillaiant Day Retreat with Rinchen just before Christmas. We meditated and discussed meditation from a down-to-earth, practical perspective. It was good to have a Day Retreat where we could discuss our meditation with a very experienced practitioner.

Day Retreat, 18  January with Steve Todd
“The Eight Worldly Concerns”

What is the point of Buddhist practice? Why do we contemplate and meditate?

The Buddha talked about our common predicament and lived experience, called Samsara, and he also talked about the potential for liberation, called Nirvana.

Many Buddhist teachers advise their students against merely seeking a “better Samsara”.

Steve will be exploring the Buddhist teachings around the so-called Eight Worldly Concerns - these are the compulsive traits of our minds or “attachments” that keep us firmly rooted in our predicament and which block true progress towards liberation.

We will explore these teachings in the context of what Trungpa Rinpoche called “Spiritual Materialism” as well as the idea of Nirvana and our basic meditation practice.

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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