• The Stables: En-suite single and double rooms

  • 17 acres of gardens & woodland

Summer weekend meditation retreat in the countryside

  • Date & time

    Friday August 23rd – Monday August 26th
    Starts at 7.30pm on Friday and ends with lunch on Monday

  • Venue & parking

    Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby Hall, Naseby Road, Thornby, NN6 8SW
    Free parking onsite

  • Course fee & booking

    Fees include accommodation for 3 nights, all meals and course fees

    SINGLE en-suite £255

    DOUBLE / TWIN en-suite £395 (for 2 people) SOLD OUT

    SINGLE *shared bathroom* £210

    DORM (female and male options) £150

    Camper van (no hook-up) £120

    Booking fee – £5 per person


    Refund info

Resident Teacher, Gen Nyingpo will teach this course.

Retreat schedule 
Registration from 4pm
Supper @ 6pm
7.30 – 8.30pm: Introduction

Saturday & Sunday (Sessions are 45 min)
10.00am ¦ 12.00pm ¦ 5.00pm ¦ 7.30pm
Lunch is served at 1pm
Supper is served at 6pm

Monday (Sessions are 45 min)
10.00am ¦ 12.00pm
Course ends with lunch

holiday for the mind

Enjoy a weekend of meditations and practical advice with Buddhist nun Gen Nyingpo. During the weekend we will learn and practice meditations that bring peace, joy and harmony to our life. Treat yourself to a real break – both physically and mentally and return home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

This relaxing weekend is an informal balance of meditations, practical teachings and time to rest and relax. It is an opportunity for those new to meditation to learn how to find inner peace and to cope with our busy everyday lives. And a chance for those with more experience to deepen their experience of meditation and Buddha’s teachings.

retreat venue - thornby hall

The countryside weekend meditation retreat will take place at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, Thornby Hall, Naseby Road, Thornby, NN6 8SW

Built in the seventeenth century, Thornby Hall is a stunning Grade-2 listed Jacobean manor. The Hall is set in seventeen acres of grounds including formal lawns, natural woodland and a lake. Surrounded by beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, this is an ideal opportunity to get away from busy city life and immerse yourself in retreat.


En-suite accommodation are comfortable rooms located in the newly renovated Stable Block. Each room has its own entrance.

Further accommodation is provided in the main building with shared bathrooms facilities. These rooms are comfortable but more basic than the stable block rooms.


The World Peace Cafe is open daily.


Meals are included in the course fee and will be vegetarian unless you request vegan option. Allergies: please note – we cannot guarantee there will be no traces of gluten, dairy, nuts etc in the food.


There is plenty of free parking onsite.