Bodhicharya London Day Retreat

Who we are

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

Our Last Day Retreat

In December, we had a Day retreat with Michele which made us reappraise the concept of dedication, opening our eyes to the significance and meaning of dedication in a new way. This was done not only through discussion, but through directly experiencing the impact of dedication on us.

Thank you for a most inspiring day, Michele!

Day Retreat, Saturday 8 January with Dirk de Klerk 

Dirk de Klerk founded Bodhicharya London, and has been teaching meditation since his long retreat (1989 - 1993) at the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre.


We are going to use this day to put new emphasis on the importance of practice.

Insight and happiness are gained through our experience of life. By meditating, we practice how to live in the right way. We don't need to understand complex ideas in order to know how to gain stability and happiness.

We are going meditate by approaching 'silent practice' (known as shamatha, vipashayana, mahamudra and dzogchen) in different ways. We will do this as a graduated path, consolidation many of  the approaches we have been practising on Thursday evenings (see 'Discussion an Meditation').

This will give us a selection of different approaches to meditation which we can later use in our own time at home. We will learn a choice of methods that we can apply according to our needs.

All are 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”.


Future Meditation Retreat Days

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