Tree Planting and Working Retreat

5 – 11 jan | led by Sanghadeva, Ratnaghosha and Saddhanandi

In January we want to extend the woodland at Adhisthana by planting over 500 trees. This is to create more habitat for wildlife, wind shelter for the gardens, add to the beauty of the surroundings, and of course contribute to the environment.

During the retreat, the time between breakfast and lunch will be given over to work. If for any reason (e.g. hard frost) we can’t plant trees, there will be other work to do. Sanghadeva will lead a work session to get this project well underway. In the afternoon there will be free time and then study with Ratnaghosha and Saddhanandi. In the evening we will have meditation and puja.

It is essential that those attending are able-bodied enough to do approx. 3 hours manual work each day. You need to have a good back and be ready to work in winter weather. Bring suitable clothing for working outdoors. Spaces are limited to 16.

Building the buddhaland working retreat

If you’ve can’t make the tree planting retreat, consider coming to our next one in July – work-as-practice, study, reflection and ritual.

Reception is from 4pm on the day of arrival, with the retreat beginning with supper at 6pm.

While you’re here you will be participating in communal life. This includes meditating with everyone on site in the main shrine room in the morning, taking part in daily tasks and at the end of your retreat you will help us to prepare the retreat centre for the next group to join us.

With this in mind, the retreat will finish after the clear-up, so if travelling on public transport, please book a train after 11am.

The deposit for all our events is non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances. For this event, the deposit is £70.

Please contact the office to check for single room availability.

For: Anyone who has learnt Triratna meditation

Start date: 5th Jan 2024
End date: 11th Jan 2024
Event Type: Residential

Price: Concession £165
Non-refundable deposit: £70 (included in prices above)

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