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March 2018

Maps of the Spiritual Journey: A Seven Day Retreat with Francis Bennett

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - March 23 @ 5:00 pm

With parallels drawn between the 10 Ox- herding pictures of Zen and the Ascent of Mount Carmel in John of the Cross Featuring Francis Bennett, author of “I Am That I Am” Join us for this experience in “inter-faith” dialogue as Francis Bennett explores two classical maps of the spiritual journey - The Ascent to Mount Carmel by the renowned Christian mystic and spiritual master, John of the Cross, and the Ten Ox-herding pictures of the Zen Buddhist Tradition. We…

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April 2018

Beginner’s Mind: Zen Retreat

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - April 29 @ 3:00 pm

This retreat will be taught by Ven. Jinho, a Chan nun from Taiwan. The retreat will be held in silence and will follow Chan/Zen principles. The emphasis will be on mindful living, mindful walking and mindful eating. There will be no fixed schedule apart from start and finish times and meal times. This retreat is ideal for beginners however even those with experience in meditation are asked to come with an attitude of 'beginner's mind' and let go of any preconceived…

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May 2018

10 Day retreat with Ajahn Brahmavara

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:30 pm

Start and End Times: Registration for this 10 day silent retreat will be from 4pm on Friday 18th May. Soup will be served at 6.30pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm with a short orientation talk. The retreat will end at 3pm on Sunday 27th May. It is necessary to attend all of the retreat. Coming on Retreat  If you cannot stay for the entire retreat then please do not book, we expect retreatants to stay for the duration…

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June 2018

A Weekend retreat with Ajahn Subhaddo

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - June 4 @ 3:00 pm

Ajahn Subhaddo ordained in the Thai Forest tradition thirteen years ago, having previously been involved with Amaravati Monastery since 1987. He has also trained in the Rinzai Zen tradition for twelve years. Ajahn now lives in southern Spain mostly by himself. In his retreats and talks his emphasis is always on bringing the Dhamma into everyday life. Start and End Times: Registration for this weekend silent retreat will be from 4pm on Friday 1st June. Soup will be served at…

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Wednesday Evening with Suvaco

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

About Suvaco: SUVACO HANSEN was a Buddhist monk for 12 years, prior to which he was an anarchist and activist in Denmark. He is now a passionate advocate for embodying life in all of its forms. He works as a psychotherapist, meditation and Tai Qi teacher.

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July 2018

A Weekend retreat with Ajahn Amaro – Abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - July 22 @ 3:00 pm

Born in England in 1956, Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu received a BSc. in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. Soon afterwards he returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho at the newly established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery,…

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