Bodhicharya London Day Retreat

Who we are

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

Our Last Day Retreat

It was marvellous to be back at Helios again in July. It was marvellous to see Rinchen again. His warm, caring wisdom carried us through an enjoyable day. Combining the live event at Helios with the online Zoom event went smoothly. Our thanks to everybody who joined us in this auspicious event.

Day Retreat, Saturday 11 September
with Cesare Saguato

We are delighted to be able to welcome Cesare back from Kent to lead the next day retreat. Cesare is an experienced and insightful meditation teacher and we are looking forward to a day with his guidance.

“Two Wings of a Bird" -   The Role of Compassion

Wisdom and compassion are said to be like the two wings of a bird, both are necessary to take flight or awaken to our Buddha Nature.

In this day retreat, staying mindful of the wisdom view perspective, we will focus more on the compassion wing and the relative aspect of wisdom, exploring it from different angles. We will look at the Buddhist teachings as well as some understandings from evolutionary psychology and mindful compassion based approaches, which can all help in the development of compassion for self and other.

The day retreat will also include opportunities for discussion and to engage in a number of practices and thought experiments that can help support the cultivation of these essential qualities in our lives. Qualities that are indispensable for the alleviation of suffering, our individual and collective flourishing and that of the planet.

We will also briefly touch on how these relative methods and qualities relate to the non-dual expression of ultimate compassion and wisdom.

Beginners are very welcome.

About London’s Day Retreats

We have been doing stimulating monthly Day Retreats at the Helios Centre for many years. Since the pandemic, we have been conducting them online, where there have been well attended.

We have a main topic for the day and often invite guest speakers, who give talks and have open discussion groups. We have a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. Some meditation sessions will be guided. Beginners are very welcome.


The day retreat will at Helios, and we will also use the “Zoom” platform.

Zoom Meeting:…
Meeting ID: 325 545 986
Password: 025316


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Donations for this day retreat are voluntary and can be paid into the Bodhicharya London bank account or via Paypal.

Bank Account

Account Name: Bodhicharya London
Bank: Co-operative Bank
Account Number: 65185203
Bank Sort Code: 08-92-99
IBAN: GB04 CPBK 089299 65185203

Please notate your donation with “Day Retreat”.


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