January retreats – for beginners & more experienced

These retreats offer an opportunity to gain experience of different Buddhist meditation practices. Sessions include chanted prayers and guided meditations and are particularly suited to those with some experience of meditation and Buddhism.

In January we are offering three retreats suitable for different levels

Retreats are held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading, 9 Bath Road, Reading, RG1 6HH

Accommodation: We have limited single rooms available, please email shantidevaroombookings@gmail.com (from £25 – £35 per night)

Vajrayogini

Unguided retreat

Saturday 5  – Sunday 6 January 

Each day there will be three unguided sessions on the practice of Vajrayogini, based on the sadhana, Quick Path to Great Bliss.

This retreat is for those who have received the Vajrayogini empowerment and who wish to deepen their familiarity with the practice and give their practice a renewed boost of inspiration.

Please note: Practitioners should bring their own Quick Path sadhana to this retreat.

*This retreat is only for those who have received Vajrayogini empowerment and is unguided*

Please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of each session, to allow time to settle your mind.

Course fee & Booking:
£10 per day (free to members)
Booking is not needed, please arrive 10-15 minutes before the first session to register. Refreshments are provided. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch.

Session times – Sat & Sun
10.30am – 12pm
1.00 – 2.30pm
3.15 – 4.45pm

Stages of the path

Guided retreat

Saturday 19  – Sunday 20 January 

Lamrim (‘Stages of the Path’) instructions are the essence of all Buddha’s teachings. By meditating on them, we can move our mind to deeper and deeper levels of wisdom, peace and compassion and gain an increasing ability to help others. Every session will include chanted prayers, a short talk and a guided meditation.

Everybody welcome.

Please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of each session, to allow time to settle your mind.

Course fee & Booking:
£15 per day (free to members)
Booking is not needed, please arrive 10-15 minutes before the first session to register. Refreshments are provided. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch.

Session times
10.30 – 11.30 am
12.15 – 1.15 pm
2.30 – 3.30 pm

Vajrayogini

Blissful Path guided retreat

Saturday 26  – Sunday 27 January 

Each day there will be three guided sessions on the practice of Vajrayogini, based on the sadhana, Blissful Path.

This retreat is for those who have received the Vajrayogini empowerment and who wish to deepen their familiarity with the practice and give their practice a renewed boost of inspiration.

Please note: Practitioners should bring their own Blissful Path sadhana to this retreat.

*This retreat is only for those who have received Vajrayogini empowerment and is unguided*

Please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of each session, to allow time to settle your mind.

Course fee & Booking:
£15 per day (free to members)
Booking is not needed, please arrive 10-15 minutes before the first session to register. Refreshments are provided. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch.

Session times – Sat & Sun
10.30 – 11.30 am
12.15 – 1.15 pm
2.30 – 3.30 pm