In case you won’t be able to join us because of date or location, we have good news for you. There is each a wonderful Summer and Winter Youth retreat being organised by our friends:
SITA – Summer Youth Retreat
August 7th–13rd, Saarland, Germany
SITA – Winter Youth Retreat
December 29th –January 3rd, Bad Rappenau, Germany
And for those who want to delve deeper into their mediation practice:
Ziji Youth Dathün
November 3rd – December 1st, The Bleddfa Centre, Wales
A Dathün (literally meaning moon-session in Tibetan) is a traditional form of meditation retreat that lasts for one month. Sarah Coleman who is a very experienced teacher in the lineage of Shambhala Buddhism will be leading the retreat. Through rich and profound meditation practices, over the course of the month, we will learn to make friends with ourselves on a fundamental level.
The programme consists of individual meditation instruction, guided meditation, contemplation, and dharma talks. Each day follows a traditional schedule, with periods of sitting and walking meditation, exercises, chants, and a short work session. Functional silence is observed for most of the retreat, and main meals will be Oryoki style – a traditional Japanese mindful eating practice. This is a programme for beginning as well as advanced practitioners.
The Dathün will take place at the beautiful Bleddfa Centre near Knighton, Wales. This is a centre dedicated to exploring the relationship between Arts and Spirituality. We are also renting cottages very nearby so that we will have enough space to sleep everybody.
The Ziji Dathün is for people between the ages of 18 and 35. Because this is a retreat for young people I have made every effort to keep the costs as low as possible. To attend for the whole of the retreat costs £800 and to secure a place I need a deposit of £100 as soon as possible. As I do not want finance to be a barrier for anyone, if this is still too much for you, then please get in touch and we can try to work together to make it possible for you to attend.
There are 18 participant places on the Ziji Dathün, however at the time of writing there are only 6 places left!
For more information contact Llew Watkins.