Calendar of Retreats and Events

Our programme for 2018 is now open for booking. Most events are Order retreats, though there are a few open to Mitras and people familiar with Triratna meditation practices. Unless stated otherwise, events are mixed gender. You can click on individual events to find out more and to book.

We ask for a booking fee of £52 for weekends and £78 for longer events. We are sorry but we cannot refund this booking fee or transfer it for another event under any circumstances. If sending a postal booking, please send a cheque with the booking form, made payable to Adhisthana.

We are working on improving our bookings system. Currently you will receive a confirmation from PayPal, but not directly from Adhisthana, until we send out an email two weeks before the event – for now, if you require confirmation, you can contact the office.

Click here to see an information sheet about coming on events at Adhisthana, including information about arrival and departure times for week and weekend events.

We also hold events at Adhisthana other than those on this calendar; such as local Sangha retreats, Breathworks Training retreats, and various other meetings and gatherings.

Date Event Name Leader(s) Gender Cost
24th Nov - 30th Nov Anagarika Convention Mixed £210/150
30th Nov - 3rd Dec Women's Area Order Weekend
Retreat Now Full
The Women Public Preceptors Womens £105/75
4th Dec - 13th Dec Satipatthana: the direct path Dhammarati, Vidyamala Mixed £315/225
8th Dec - 15th Dec Inspiring Dharma Study: the art of leading study groups Ratnaguna + team Mixed £245/175
5th Jan - 12th Jan 2018 European Chairs Assembly Mixed £259/182
19th Jan - 21st Jan 2018 Symposium on Non-Self: Buddhism + Philosophy Dhivan + Silavadin Mixed
2nd Feb - 4th Aug 2018 Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka Mens
22nd Feb - 25th Feb 2018 Gender Diverse Long Weekend Jnanamitra, Kamalanandi, Padmavani, Shraddhasiddhi Mixed £111/78
1st Mar - 4th Mar 2018 Women's Area Order Weekend (March) Womens £111/78
4th Mar - 3rd Aug 2018 Adhisthana Dharma-Life Training Course for Men Mens
9th Mar - 16th Mar 2018 Public Preceptors College [March] Mixed £259/182
9th Mar - 11th Mar 2018 Men's Midlands Regional Order Weekend Mens £74/52
16th Mar - 23rd Mar 2018 Men's Private Preceptors Retreat Mens £259/182
23rd Mar - 25th Mar 2018 Groups + Pioneers Nandavajra, Mokshini, Sanghadeva + Team Mixed £74/52
28th Mar - 6th Apr 2018 The Six Guidelines - Women's Going for Refuge Retreat Tiratanaloka Team Womens £378/279
30th Mar - 3rd Apr 2018 Combined Regional Order Convenors Meeting Mixed £148/104
6th Apr - 8th Apr 2018 Endlessly Fascinating Cry Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi Mixed £74/52
8th Apr - 15th Apr 2018 Women's Private Preceptors Retreat Womens £259/182
16th Apr - 21st Apr 2018 Presidents Meeting Mixed £185/130
20th Apr - 26th Apr 2018 Women's Mitra Convenors Womens £222/156
21st Apr - 28th Apr 2018 Dissolving into the Light of Great Bliss - The Guru Yoga of the Tharpe Delam Padmavajra + team Mixed £259/182
4th May - 7th May 2018 This Being, That Becomes Sagaramati Mixed £111/78
4th May - 6th May 2018 Men's Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka Mens
11th May - 20th May 2018 Unfolding Insight Vessantara Mixed £333/234
21st May - 25th May 2018 Intensive Teacher Training at the Manchester Buddhist Centre Ratnaguna + team Mixed
25th May - 1st Jun 2018 The Nature of Existence Dhammarati, Lokeshvara, Parami, Saccanama, Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi Mixed £259/182
25th May - 28th May 2018 Successful Community Living Akasajoti, Amalavajra, Shuddhakirti + Special Guests Mixed £111/78
31st May - 3rd Jun 2018 Women's Area Order Weekend at Taraloka Womens
8th Jun - 15th Jun 2018 Future Dharma Teachers - Training for newer Order Members Ratnaguna + team Mixed £259/182
8th Jun - 10th Jun 2018 Weekend for Parents Amaragita, Kamalanandi, Karunagita, Lilapa + Upayavira Mixed £74/52
22nd Jun - 29th Jun 2018 The Unwavering Heart: Bodhicitta + Mind Training Saddhaloka, Saddhanandi + Vajranatha Mixed £259/182
2nd Jul - 12th Jul 2018 European Chairs Assembly (Summer) Mixed £370/260
13th Jul - 20th Jul 2018 “Without Contraries is no progression”: Bhante, Blake + creative tension in the spiritual life Atula, Ananda, Amitajyoti, Ratnaprabha, Satyalila and Saccanama Mixed £259/182
29th Jul - 5th Aug 2018 Satipatthana: the direct path Dhammarati, Dhivan, Prasadavati + Vajradevi Mixed £259/182
3rd Aug - 10th Aug 2018 Radical Dharma - A training in teaching that inspires Vadanya + Ratnaguna, with a team from Sheffield Buddhist Centre Mixed £259/182
5th Aug - 12th Aug 2018 Six Elements Manjuvajra + Bodhiketu, + a Dharmacharini TBC Mixed £259/182
10th Aug - 17th Aug 2018 The Greatly Precious Guru
: Padmasambhava Sadhana for Dharmacharinis Srisambhava, Karunachitta + Visuddhimati Womens £259/182
17th Aug - 19th Aug 2018 Sub25 Retreat Akasajoti, Amalasiddhi + Aryadasa Mixed £74/52
24th Aug - 27th Aug 2018 Combined Area Order Weekend Mixed
27th Aug - 2nd Sep 2018 For the Attainment of Enlightenment, For the Benefit of all Beings Subhuti Mixed £222/156
28th Aug - 30th Aug 2018 Men's Midlands Regional Order Weekend Mens £74/52
30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2019 Ratnasambhava's Delight Amalavajra, Dhiradevi + Subhadramati Mixed £111/78
7th Sep - 14th Sep 2018 Dukkha + the Unbiased Saddhanandi + Vessantara Mixed £259/182
14th Sep - 21st Sep 2018 Throne of Jewels, Carpet of Lotus, Disc of a Moon - Avalokitesvara Sadhana Lokeshvara, Parami + Saddhaloka Mixed £259/182
21st Sep - 23rd Sep 2018 The Shepherd's Search for Mind Parami + Bodhiketu Mixed £74/52
21st Sep - 24th Sep 2018 Elders - a long weekend for all ordained by Sangharakshita Mixed £111/78
4th Oct - 7th Oct 2018 Singing the Sangha Arthasiddhi, Manidhara + Vipulakirti Mixed £111/78
5th Oct - 7th Oct 2018 Women's North-Western Regional Order Weekend Womens £74/52
11th Oct - 14th Oct 2018 Groups + Pioneers Nandavajra, Mokshini, Sanghadeva + Team Mixed £111/78
12th Oct - 19th Oct 2018 Seeing with Wisdom Ratnaguna Mixed £259/182
19th Oct - 25th Oct 2018 Women Mitra Convenors Womens £222/156
26th Oct - 28th Oct 2018 The Big One: the 11th annual Young Buddhist's retreat Mixed £74/52
2nd Nov - 4th Nov 2018 Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend Mens £74/52
5th Nov - 15th Nov 2018 Public Preceptors College Mixed £370/260
16th Nov - 23rd Nov 2018 Like Sunlight on Freshly Fallen Snow - Vajrasattva Sadhana Vessantara + Punyamala Mixed £259/182
16th Nov - 20th Nov 2018 Women Regional Order Convenors Womens £148/104
19th Nov - 23rd Nov 2018 Intensive Teacher Training at the London Buddhist Centre Maitreyabandhu, Ratnaguna + Subhadramati Mixed
29th Nov - 2nd Dec 2018 Women's Area Order Weekend Womens £111/78
2nd Dec - 9th Dec 2018 The Four Tantric Rites of Kalyana Mitrata [for Dharmacharinis] Saddhanandi + Vajrasara Womens £259/182

Anagarika Convention
24th Nov - 30th Nov

Led by:
Cost: £210/150
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Women's Area Order Weekend
30th Nov - 3rd Dec

Led by: The Women Public Preceptors
Cost: £105/75
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Satipatthana: the direct path
4th Dec - 13th Dec

Led by: Dhammarati, Vidyamala
Cost: £315/225
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Inspiring Dharma Study: the art of leading study groups
8th Dec - 15th Dec

Led by: Ratnaguna + team
Cost: £245/175
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

European Chairs Assembly
5th Jan - 12th Jan 2018

Led by:
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Symposium on Non-Self: Buddhism + Philosophy
19th Jan - 21st Jan 2018

Led by: Dhivan + Silavadin
Cost:
Gender: Mixed | Level: F

Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka
2nd Feb - 4th Aug 2018

Led by:
Cost:
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Gender Diverse Long Weekend
22nd Feb - 25th Feb 2018

Led by: Jnanamitra, Kamalanandi, Padmavani, Shraddhasiddhi
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

Women's Area Order Weekend (March)
1st Mar - 4th Mar 2018

Led by:
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Adhisthana Dharma-Life Training Course for Men
4th Mar - 3rd Aug 2018

Led by:
Cost:
Gender: Mens | Level: B

Public Preceptors College [March]
9th Mar - 16th Mar 2018

Led by:
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Men's Midlands Regional Order Weekend
9th Mar - 11th Mar 2018

Led by:
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Men's Private Preceptors Retreat
16th Mar - 23rd Mar 2018

Led by:
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Groups + Pioneers
23rd Mar - 25th Mar 2018

Led by: Nandavajra, Mokshini, Sanghadeva + Team
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: F

The Six Guidelines - Women's Going for Refuge Retreat
28th Mar - 6th Apr 2018

Led by: Tiratanaloka Team
Cost: £378/279
Gender: Womens | Level: G

Combined Regional Order Convenors Meeting
30th Mar - 3rd Apr 2018

Led by:
Cost: £148/104
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Endlessly Fascinating Cry
6th Apr - 8th Apr 2018

Led by: Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: F

Women's Private Preceptors Retreat
8th Apr - 15th Apr 2018

Led by:
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Presidents Meeting
16th Apr - 21st Apr 2018

Led by:
Cost: £185/130
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Women's Mitra Convenors
20th Apr - 26th Apr 2018

Led by:
Cost: £222/156
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Dissolving into the Light of Great Bliss - The Guru Yoga of the Tharpe Delam
21st Apr - 28th Apr 2018

Led by: Padmavajra + team
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

This Being, That Becomes
4th May - 7th May 2018

Led by: Sagaramati
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Men's Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka
4th May - 6th May 2018

Led by:
Cost:
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Unfolding Insight
11th May - 20th May 2018

Led by: Vessantara
Cost: £333/234
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Intensive Teacher Training at the Manchester Buddhist Centre
21st May - 25th May 2018

Led by: Ratnaguna + team
Cost:
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

The Nature of Existence
25th May - 1st Jun 2018

Led by: Dhammarati, Lokeshvara, Parami, Saccanama, Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Successful Community Living
25th May - 28th May 2018

Led by: Akasajoti, Amalavajra, Shuddhakirti + Special Guests
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

Women's Area Order Weekend at Taraloka
31st May - 3rd Jun 2018

Led by:
Cost:
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Future Dharma Teachers - Training for newer Order Members
8th Jun - 15th Jun 2018

Led by: Ratnaguna + team
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Weekend for Parents
8th Jun - 10th Jun 2018

Led by: Amaragita, Kamalanandi, Karunagita, Lilapa + Upayavira
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

The Unwavering Heart: Bodhicitta + Mind Training
22nd Jun - 29th Jun 2018

Led by: Saddhaloka, Saddhanandi + Vajranatha
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

European Chairs Assembly (Summer)
2nd Jul - 12th Jul 2018

Led by:
Cost: £370/260
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

“Without Contraries is no progression”: Bhante, Blake + creative tension in the spiritual life
13th Jul - 20th Jul 2018

Led by: Atula, Ananda, Amitajyoti, Ratnaprabha, Satyalila and Saccanama
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Satipatthana: the direct path
29th Jul - 5th Aug 2018

Led by: Dhammarati, Dhivan, Prasadavati + Vajradevi
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Radical Dharma - A training in teaching that inspires
3rd Aug - 10th Aug 2018

Led by: Vadanya + Ratnaguna, with a team from Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Six Elements
5th Aug - 12th Aug 2018

Led by: Manjuvajra + Bodhiketu, + a Dharmacharini TBC
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

The Greatly Precious Guru
: Padmasambhava Sadhana for Dharmacharinis
10th Aug - 17th Aug 2018

Led by: Srisambhava, Karunachitta + Visuddhimati
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Sub25 Retreat
17th Aug - 19th Aug 2018

Led by: Akasajoti, Amalasiddhi + Aryadasa
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Combined Area Order Weekend
24th Aug - 27th Aug 2018

Led by:
Cost:
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

For the Attainment of Enlightenment, For the Benefit of all Beings
27th Aug - 2nd Sep 2018

Led by: Subhuti
Cost: £222/156
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Men's Midlands Regional Order Weekend
28th Aug - 30th Aug 2018

Led by:
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Ratnasambhava's Delight
30th Aug - 2nd Sep 2019

Led by: Amalavajra, Dhiradevi + Subhadramati
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: F

Dukkha + the Unbiased
7th Sep - 14th Sep 2018

Led by: Saddhanandi + Vessantara
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Throne of Jewels, Carpet of Lotus, Disc of a Moon - Avalokitesvara Sadhana
14th Sep - 21st Sep 2018

Led by: Lokeshvara, Parami + Saddhaloka
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

The Shepherd's Search for Mind
21st Sep - 23rd Sep 2018

Led by: Parami + Bodhiketu
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: F

Elders - a long weekend for all ordained by Sangharakshita
21st Sep - 24th Sep 2018

Led by:
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Singing the Sangha
4th Oct - 7th Oct 2018

Led by: Arthasiddhi, Manidhara + Vipulakirti
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: G

Women's North-Western Regional Order Weekend
5th Oct - 7th Oct 2018

Led by:
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Groups + Pioneers
11th Oct - 14th Oct 2018

Led by: Nandavajra, Mokshini, Sanghadeva + Team
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: F

Seeing with Wisdom
12th Oct - 19th Oct 2018

Led by: Ratnaguna
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Women Mitra Convenors
19th Oct - 25th Oct 2018

Led by:
Cost: £222/156
Gender: Womens | Level: A

The Big One: the 11th annual Young Buddhist's retreat
26th Oct - 28th Oct 2018

Led by:
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend
2nd Nov - 4th Nov 2018

Led by:
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Public Preceptors College
5th Nov - 15th Nov 2018

Led by:
Cost: £370/260
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Like Sunlight on Freshly Fallen Snow - Vajrasattva Sadhana
16th Nov - 23rd Nov 2018

Led by: Vessantara + Punyamala
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Women Regional Order Convenors
16th Nov - 20th Nov 2018

Led by:
Cost: £148/104
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Intensive Teacher Training at the London Buddhist Centre
19th Nov - 23rd Nov 2018

Led by: Maitreyabandhu, Ratnaguna + Subhadramati
Cost:
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Women's Area Order Weekend
29th Nov - 2nd Dec 2018

Led by:
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Womens | Level: A

The Four Tantric Rites of Kalyana Mitrata [for Dharmacharinis]
2nd Dec - 9th Dec 2018

Led by: Saddhanandi + Vajrasara
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Womens | Level: A