Calendar of Retreats + Events

Our programme for 2020 is open for booking. Most events are Order retreats, though there are a some 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.

For weekend (2-night) events we ask for full payment at booking, which includes a non-refundable £52 deposit.
For a 3-night event, we ask for full payment at booking, which includes a non-refundable £78 deposit.
For longer events (4 nights or more) you can pay either the £78 non-refundable deposit or the full amount when booking.

For all events, we refund the amount you’ve paid less the deposit if you cancel. We are sorry but we cannot refund the deposit or transfer it to 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 on 01531 641726 or admin@adhisthana.org

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 sometimes have events running concurrently. 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 Jan - 27th Jan Philosophy Symposium: Exploring Buddhist Modernism
Retreat Now Full
Dhivan, Matt Drage + Sīlavādin Mixed £111/78
30th Jan - 31st Jan Men's Regional Order Convenors
Retreat Cancelled
Mens £37/26
31st Jan - 2nd Feb Men's Area Order Weekend Mens £78/56
2nd Feb - 9th Feb Men's Private Preceptors Public Preceptors Mens £259/182
27th Feb - 5th Mar Women's Private Preceptors retreat Public Preceptors Womens £259/182
5th Mar - 8th Mar Women's Spring Area Order Weekend Womens £117/84
9th Mar - 16th Mar College Meeting Ratnadharini Mixed £259/182
20th Mar - 22nd Mar Men's Regional Order Weekend Alokavira Mens £74/52
20th Mar - 27th Mar Milarepa: the Enlightened Yogi Kamalashila Mixed £259/182
20th Mar - 22nd Mar Dharma Life Course Alumni Retreat: Withdrawal & Engagement Mokshadhi, Prajnahridaya + Saddhaloka Mixed £74/52
3rd Apr - 5th Apr Milarepa: Open Weekend Paramartha + Saddhanandi Mixed £74/52
9th Apr - 14th Apr Combined Regional Order Convenors Order Office Mixed £185/130
16th Apr - 19th Apr Groups + Pioneers Aparajita, Gunabhadri, Maitrisiddhi, Pramudita + Sanghadeva Mixed £111/78
24th Apr - 3rd May Six Guidelines: Ordination Training Retreat for Women Tiratanaloka team Womens £378/279
3rd May - 10th May The Inexhaustible Lamp: teacher training retreat Ratnaguna, Nibbhaya, and Lilamani. Mixed £259/182
7th May - 10th May Gender Diverse Retreat Kamalanandi, Jnanamitra, Shraddhasiddhi, Mixed £0/111
10th May - 15th May Presidents' Meeting Presidents' Exec Mixed £185/130
10th May - 15th May Orpheus in the Buddha-realm: a retreat for classical musicians Mixed £185/130
15th May - 17th May Young Order Members Seminar With Ratnadharini Ratnadharini Mixed £74/52
17th May - 24th May Rainy Season Retreat Spring Subhuti + Team Mixed Donation (Dana)
26th May - 5th Jun A Community of Practitioners Kamalashila Mixed £370/260
28th May - 31st May Guhyaloka Spring 2000 Reunion Nandaketu Mens £111/78
4th Jun - 7th Jun The Bodhisattva's Life Saraha + Sahajatara Mixed £111/78
5th Jun - 7th Jun Parents' Retreat Karunagita + Lilapa Mixed £74/52
14th Jun - 21st Jun Entering the Mandala of Awakening Prakasha, Visuddhamati + Team Mixed £259/182
26th Jun - 3rd Jul Six Elements Bodhiketu + Manjuvajra Mixed £259/182
26th Jun - 28th Jun Team Based Right Livelihood in the 21st Century Keturaja, Abhayanandi, Moksadhi, Abhayakirti and Maitridasa Mixed £74/52
3rd Jul - 5th Jul Sub30 Weekend Core team of Young Order Steering group Mixed £74/52
17th Jul - 21st Jul Elders: those ordained by Sangharakshita Ashvajit Mixed £15/15
22nd Jul - 31st Jul European Chairs' Assembly Summer The Development Team Mixed £333/234
8th Aug - 14th Aug International Women's Convention Womens £252/186
14th Aug - 19th Aug International Combined Convention at Wymondham Mixed
19th Aug - 25th Aug International Men's Convention Mens £252/186
28th Aug - 5th Sep International Council Dhammarati Mixed £0
9th Sep - 18th Sep Towards Insight: Three Myths Jnanavaca + Maitreyabandhu Mixed £333/234
18th Sep - 20th Sep Adhisthana Open Weekend TBC Mixed £74/52
21st Sep - 1st Oct Rainy Season Retreat Autumn Team TBC Mixed Donation (Dana)
2nd Oct - 9th Oct Transforming arrows into flowers: a mindfulness retreat Nagabodhi, Sona, Vidyamala + Vishvapani Mixed £259/182
2nd Oct - 4th Oct Men's Regional Order Weekend Alokavira Mens £74/52
16th Oct - 22nd Oct Women's Mitra Convenors Women's Mitra Convenors Exec Womens £222/156
22nd Oct - 25th Oct 20/20 Vision: Arts Convention Bodhivajra, Padmacandra, Saddhahadaya, Satyadaka, Satyagita, Vandika, Vilokini + Yashodeva Mixed £111/78
30th Oct - 6th Nov Contemplating the Diamond Sutra Vajrapriya Mixed £259/182
30th Oct - 6th Nov Sakyamuni Sadhana Retreat Saddhanandi + Vajrasara Mixed £259/182
6th Nov - 8th Nov Men's Area Order Weekend Mens £78/56
9th Nov - 20th Nov College Meeting Ratnadharini Mixed £370/260
20th Nov - 22nd Nov Sub25 Weekend Core team of Young Order Steering group Mixed £74/52
23rd Nov - 26th Nov Triratna Volunteers on Retreat Ambaranta + Alobhin Mixed £111/78
26th Nov - 29th Nov Groups + Pioneers Aparajita, Gunabhadri, Maitrisiddhi, Pramudita + Sanghadeva Mixed £111/78
26th Nov - 3rd Dec Insight Inquiry into Anatta Karunachitta, Prajnamati, Tejapushpa + Team from the Order Insight Inquiry project Mixed £259/182
3rd Dec - 6th Dec Women's Winter Area Order Weekend Public Preceptors Womens £117/84
7th Dec - 18th Dec Rainy Season Retreat Winter Team TBC Mixed Donation (Dana)

Philosophy Symposium: Exploring Buddhist Modernism
24th Jan - 27th Jan

Led by: Dhivan, Matt Drage + Sīlavādin
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Men's Regional Order Convenors
30th Jan - 31st Jan

Led by:
Cost: £37/26
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Men's Area Order Weekend
31st Jan - 2nd Feb

Led by:
Cost: £78/56
Gender: Mens | Level: A

Men's Private Preceptors
2nd Feb - 9th Feb

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

Women's Private Preceptors retreat
27th Feb - 5th Mar

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

Women's Spring Area Order Weekend
5th Mar - 8th Mar

Led by:
Cost: £117/84
Gender: Womens | Level: A

College Meeting
9th Mar - 16th Mar

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

Men's Regional Order Weekend
20th Mar - 22nd Mar

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

Milarepa: the Enlightened Yogi
20th Mar - 27th Mar

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

Dharma Life Course Alumni Retreat: Withdrawal & Engagement
20th Mar - 22nd Mar

Led by: Mokshadhi, Prajnahridaya + Saddhaloka
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

Milarepa: Open Weekend
3rd Apr - 5th Apr

Led by: Paramartha + Saddhanandi
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

Combined Regional Order Convenors
9th Apr - 14th Apr

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

Groups + Pioneers
16th Apr - 19th Apr

Led by: Aparajita, Gunabhadri, Maitrisiddhi, Pramudita + Sanghadeva
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Six Guidelines: Ordination Training Retreat for Women
24th Apr - 3rd May

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

The Inexhaustible Lamp: teacher training retreat
3rd May - 10th May

Led by: Ratnaguna, Nibbhaya, and Lilamani.
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Gender Diverse Retreat
7th May - 10th May

Led by: Kamalanandi, Jnanamitra, Shraddhasiddhi,
Cost: £0/111
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Presidents' Meeting
10th May - 15th May

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

Orpheus in the Buddha-realm: a retreat for classical musicians
10th May - 15th May

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

Young Order Members Seminar With Ratnadharini
15th May - 17th May

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

Rainy Season Retreat Spring
17th May - 24th May

Led by: Subhuti + Team
Cost: Donation (Dana)
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

A Community of Practitioners
26th May - 5th Jun

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

Guhyaloka Spring 2000 Reunion
28th May - 31st May

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

The Bodhisattva's Life
4th Jun - 7th Jun

Led by: Saraha + Sahajatara
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

Parents' Retreat
5th Jun - 7th Jun

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

Entering the Mandala of Awakening
14th Jun - 21st Jun

Led by: Prakasha, Visuddhamati + Team
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Six Elements
26th Jun - 3rd Jul

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

Team Based Right Livelihood in the 21st Century
26th Jun - 28th Jun

Led by: Keturaja, Abhayanandi, Moksadhi, Abhayakirti and Maitridasa
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: C

Sub30 Weekend
3rd Jul - 5th Jul

Led by: Core team of Young Order Steering group
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Elders: those ordained by Sangharakshita
17th Jul - 21st Jul

Led by: Ashvajit
Cost: £15/15
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

European Chairs' Assembly Summer
22nd Jul - 31st Jul

Led by: The Development Team
Cost: £333/234
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

International Women's Convention
8th Aug - 14th Aug

Led by:
Cost: £252/186
Gender: Womens | Level: A

International Combined Convention at Wymondham
14th Aug - 19th Aug

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

International Men's Convention
19th Aug - 25th Aug

Led by:
Cost: £252/186
Gender: Mens | Level: A

International Council
28th Aug - 5th Sep

Led by: Dhammarati
Cost: £0
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Towards Insight: Three Myths
9th Sep - 18th Sep

Led by: Jnanavaca + Maitreyabandhu
Cost: £333/234
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Adhisthana Open Weekend
18th Sep - 20th Sep

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

Rainy Season Retreat Autumn
21st Sep - 1st Oct

Led by: Team TBC
Cost: Donation (Dana)
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Transforming arrows into flowers: a mindfulness retreat
2nd Oct - 9th Oct

Led by: Nagabodhi, Sona, Vidyamala + Vishvapani
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Men's Regional Order Weekend
2nd Oct - 4th Oct

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

Women's Mitra Convenors
16th Oct - 22nd Oct

Led by: Women's Mitra Convenors Exec
Cost: £222/156
Gender: Womens | Level: A

20/20 Vision: Arts Convention
22nd Oct - 25th Oct

Led by: Bodhivajra, Padmacandra, Saddhahadaya, Satyadaka, Satyagita, Vandika, Vilokini + Yashodeva
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Contemplating the Diamond Sutra
30th Oct - 6th Nov

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

Sakyamuni Sadhana Retreat
30th Oct - 6th Nov

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

Men's Area Order Weekend
6th Nov - 8th Nov

Led by:
Cost: £78/56
Gender: Mens | Level: A

College Meeting
9th Nov - 20th Nov

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

Sub25 Weekend
20th Nov - 22nd Nov

Led by: Core team of Young Order Steering group
Cost: £74/52
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Triratna Volunteers on Retreat
23rd Nov - 26th Nov

Led by: Ambaranta + Alobhin
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Groups + Pioneers
26th Nov - 29th Nov

Led by: Aparajita, Gunabhadri, Maitrisiddhi, Pramudita + Sanghadeva
Cost: £111/78
Gender: Mixed | Level: D

Insight Inquiry into Anatta
26th Nov - 3rd Dec

Led by: Karunachitta, Prajnamati, Tejapushpa + Team from the Order Insight Inquiry project
Cost: £259/182
Gender: Mixed | Level: A

Women's Winter Area Order Weekend
3rd Dec - 6th Dec

Led by: Public Preceptors
Cost: £117/84
Gender: Womens | Level: A

Rainy Season Retreat Winter
7th Dec - 18th Dec

Led by: Team TBC
Cost: Donation (Dana)
Gender: Mixed | Level: A