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
19th Jan - 21st Jan Symposium on Non-Self: Buddhism + Philosophy Dhivan + Silavadin Mixed £74/52
2nd Feb - 4th Feb Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka Mens
22nd Feb - 25th Feb Gender Diverse Long Weekend Jnanamitra, Kamalanandi, Padmavani, Shraddhasiddhi Mixed £111/78
1st Mar - 4th Mar Women's Area Order Weekend (March) Womens £111/78
4th Mar - 3rd Aug Adhisthana Dharma-Life Training Course for Men Mens
9th Mar - 16th Mar Public Preceptors College [March] Mixed £259/182
9th Mar - 11th Mar Men's Midlands Regional Order Weekend Mens £74/52
16th Mar - 23rd Mar Men's Private Preceptors Retreat Mens £259/182
23rd Mar - 25th Mar Groups + Pioneers Nandavajra, Mokshini, Sanghadeva + Team Mixed £74/52
28th Mar - 6th Apr The Six Guidelines - Women's Going for Refuge Retreat Tiratanaloka Team Womens £378/279
30th Mar - 3rd Apr Combined Regional Order Convenors Meeting Mixed £148/104
6th Apr - 8th Apr Endlessly Fascinating Cry Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi Mixed £74/52
8th Apr - 15th Apr Women's Private Preceptors Retreat Womens £259/182
16th Apr - 21st Apr Presidents Meeting Mixed £185/130
20th Apr - 26th Apr Women's Mitra Convenors Womens £222/156
21st Apr - 28th Apr Dissolving into the Light of Great Bliss - The Guru Yoga of the Tharpe Delam Padmavajra + team Mixed £259/182
26th Apr - 30th Apr Deutschsprachiges Retreat in Adhisthana Alokavira, Dharmadipa, Satyapurna und Sanghadarsini Mixed £148/104
4th May - 7th May This Being, That Becomes Sagaramati Mixed £111/78
4th May - 6th May Men's Area Order Weekend at Padmaloka Mens
11th May - 20th May Unfolding Insight Vessantara Mixed £333/234
21st May - 25th May Intensive Teacher Training at the Manchester Buddhist Centre Ratnaguna + team Mixed
25th May - 1st Jun The Nature of Existence Dhammarati, Lokeshvara, Parami, Saccanama, Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi Mixed £259/182
25th May - 28th May Successful Community Living Akasajoti, Amalavajra, Shuddhakirti + Special Guests Mixed £111/78
31st May - 3rd Jun Women's Area Order Weekend at Taraloka Womens
8th Jun - 15th Jun Future Dharma Teachers - Training for newer Order Members Ratnaguna + team Mixed £259/182
8th Jun - 10th Jun Weekend for Parents Amaragita, Kamalanandi, Karunagita, Lilapa + Upayavira Mixed £74/52
22nd Jun - 29th Jun The Unwavering Heart: Bodhicitta + Mind Training Saddhaloka + Saddhanandi Mixed £259/182
2nd Jul - 12th Jul European Chairs Assembly (Summer) Mixed £370/260
13th Jul - 20th Jul “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 Satipatthana: the direct path Dhammarati, Dhivan, Prasadavati + Vajradevi Mixed £259/182
3rd Aug - 10th Aug Radical Dharma - A training in teaching that inspires Vadanya + Ratnaguna, with a team from Sheffield Buddhist Centre Mixed £259/182
5th Aug - 12th Aug Six Elements Manjuvajra + Bodhiketu, + a Dharmacharini TBC Mixed £259/182
10th Aug - 17th Aug The Greatly Precious Guru
: Padmasambhava Sadhana for Dharmacharinis Srisambhava, Karunachitta + Visuddhimati Womens £259/182
17th Aug - 19th Aug Sub25 Retreat Akasajoti, Amalasiddhi + Aryadasa Mixed £74/52
22nd Aug - 24th Aug Men Regional Order Convenors Meeting Mens £74/52
24th Aug - 27th Aug Combined Area Order Weekend Mixed
27th Aug - 2nd Sep For the Attainment of Enlightenment, For the Benefit of all Beings Subhuti Mixed £222/156
30th Aug - 2nd Sep Ratnasambhava's Delight Amalavajra, Dhiradevi + Subhadramati Mixed £111/78
7th Sep - 14th Sep Dukkha + the Unbiased Saddhanandi + Vessantara Mixed £259/182
14th Sep - 21st Sep Throne of Jewels, Carpet of Lotus, Disc of a Moon - Avalokitesvara Sadhana Lokeshvara, Parami + Saddhaloka Mixed £259/182
21st Sep - 23rd Sep The Shepherd's Search for Mind Parami + Bodhiketu Mixed £74/52
21st Sep - 24th Sep Elders - a long weekend for all ordained by Sangharakshita Mixed £111/78
28th Sep - 30th Sep Men's Midlands Regional Order Weekend Mens £74/52
4th Oct - 7th Oct Singing the Sangha Arthasiddhi, Manidhara + Vipulakirti Mixed £111/78
5th Oct - 7th Oct Women's North-Western Regional Order Weekend Womens £74/52
11th Oct - 14th Oct Groups + Pioneers Nandavajra, Mokshini, Sanghadeva + Team Mixed £111/78
12th Oct - 19th Oct Seeing with Wisdom Ratnaguna Mixed £259/182
19th Oct - 25th Oct Women Mitra Convenors Womens £222/156
26th Oct - 28th Oct The Big One: the 11th annual Young Buddhist's retreat Mixed £74/52
31st Oct - 2nd Nov Men Regional Order Convenors Meeting Mens £74/52
2nd Nov - 4th Nov Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend Mens £74/52
5th Nov - 15th Nov Public Preceptors College Mixed £370/260
16th Nov - 23rd Nov Like Sunlight on Freshly Fallen Snow - Vajrasattva Sadhana Vessantara + Punyamala Mixed £259/182
16th Nov - 20th Nov Women Regional Order Convenors Womens £148/104
19th Nov - 23rd Nov Intensive Teacher Training at the London Buddhist Centre Maitreyabandhu, Ratnaguna + Subhadramati Mixed
29th Nov - 2nd Dec Women's Area Order Weekend Womens £111/78
2nd Dec - 9th Dec The Four Tantric Rites of Kalyana Mitrata [for Dharmacharinis] Saddhanandi + Vajrasara Womens £259/182

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

Led by: Dhivan + Silavadin
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: F

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

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

Gender Diverse Long Weekend
22nd Feb - 25th Feb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Groups + Pioneers
23rd Mar - 25th Mar

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

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

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

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

Endlessly Fascinating Cry
6th Apr - 8th Apr

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

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

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

Presidents Meeting
16th Apr - 21st Apr

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

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

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

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

Deutschsprachiges Retreat in Adhisthana
26th Apr - 30th Apr

Led by: Alokavira, Dharmadipa, Satyapurna und Sanghadarsini
Cost: £148/104
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

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

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

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

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

Unfolding Insight
11th May - 20th May

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

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

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

The Nature of Existence
25th May - 1st Jun

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

Successful Community Living
25th May - 28th May

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

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

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

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

Weekend for Parents
8th Jun - 10th Jun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six Elements
5th Aug - 12th Aug

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

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

Sub25 Retreat
17th Aug - 19th Aug

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

Men Regional Order Convenors Meeting
22nd Aug - 24th Aug

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

Combined Area Order Weekend
24th Aug - 27th Aug

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

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

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

Ratnasambhava's Delight
30th Aug - 2nd Sep

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

Dukkha + the Unbiased
7th Sep - 14th Sep

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men's Midlands Regional Order Weekend
28th Sep - 30th Sep

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

Singing the Sangha
4th Oct - 7th Oct

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

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

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

Groups + Pioneers
11th Oct - 14th Oct

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

Seeing with Wisdom
12th Oct - 19th Oct

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

Women Mitra Convenors
19th Oct - 25th Oct

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

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

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

Men Regional Order Convenors Meeting
31st Oct - 2nd Nov

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

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

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

Public Preceptors College
5th Nov - 15th Nov

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

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

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

Women Regional Order Convenors
16th Nov - 20th Nov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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