Bodhicharya London Day Retreat

Who we are

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

Our Previous Day Retreat

Tenzin Peljor led an excellent and impactful Day Retreat, continuing with the theme of the ‘Five Hindrances’. We are grateful that he is accompanying us on this journey of inner purification, and are looking forward to the continuation of the series.

Day Retreat, Saturday 09 July with Michele Sisto

“Mindfulness in life: Integrating practice into daily living”

Michele Sisto

Michele almost incidentally started meditating one Thursday evening in Soho, over 15 years ago, and has been meditating ever since. He has studied Buddhism with a variety of different teachers, especially in the Tibetan tradition. His main guide is Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and he is an active member of Bodhicharya London.
He is the astute and committed guide of the Bodhicharya London ‘Middle Way’ philosophy study group. In previous Day Retreats he delighted the participants with his fresh approach to the dharma. We are glad that he is guiding another Day Retreat. 

Have you ever found yourself lost in relentless tasks on your mobile phone, so clearly essential to your happiness, only to later wonder why you were doing any of them at all?
Have you have found yourself stubbornly defending an argument and then realised that it was only about your own pride?
Have you ever criticised somebody for their glaringly obvious shortcomings, only to see your own when it was too late?
We are often reminded that meditation can be a tool to train us to live a more honest, authentic, fulfilling life. On this day, we will alternate simple, calm abiding meditation sessions with activities that will help us bring mindfulness into the ways we live our daily lives, revisiting our most common patterns so that we can reflect on them.
We will bring a light touch to the day by playing and exercising together.
We will also find inspiration in various teachings of Rinpoche and other masters that will present us a Buddhist perspective on how we can best relate to ourselves, our neighbours and the whole world. 
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 be at Helios only (116 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NS, near King's Cross/St Pancras stations). Because of its nature, we will  not be able to offer it “Zoom” platform.


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

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