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 an inspiring and very well attended day retreat with Lama Wangmo earlier this month. She passed on to us the guidelines devised by Tai Situ Rinpoche about how to live life with attitudes that support ethical values, fruitful practice and basic sanity. I found the day extremely valuable, and count myself lucky to be able to share the wonderful experience with friends.

We are going to further explore the theme of inner strength and self-reliance with our dear friend, Tsering Paldron.

→ Note: The regular Thursday evening meetings at Helios are continuing, from 6.30pm to 7.30, with 30 minutes of discussion and 30 minutes of practice.

Day Retreat, 12 October 2019, with  Tsering Paldron: “The Buddhist way to Self-Reliance”


We are in trouble if we always place our happiness in the hands of others and mainly rely on external situations and circumstances to have a meaningful life. As Buddhists, we often hear that a true practitioner should find happiness and serenity in whatever situation, be it happy or painful.

Easier said than done, no doubt. But, even if we cannot realise such inner strength overnight, how can our Buddhist practice help us achieve an healthy self-reliance that can help us through life’s ups and downs?

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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