Understand Your Mind
Friends Meeting House, Airton, N Yorks
Friday 14 – Sunday 16 Jun
Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing break in Malhamdale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Immerse yourself in meditation on this retreat focusing on practices for improving mindfulness and inner peace.
A retreat gives us the time and space away from our usual activities to gain a deeper and more stable experience of meditation and inner peace.
This retreat will explore meditations for developing a Clear Mind free from stress and busyiness. It will help gain deeper experience of meditation in general and to reduce unpeaceful minds.
The retreat will be held in the tranquility of the Yorkshire Dales at the Friends Meeting House in Airton. It will begin at 7.30pm Friday evening with an introduction and end Sunday lunchtime. All sessions are guided.
There will be time between the meditation sessions to relax, chat to others and to enjoy the surroundings.
The cost of the retreat is £90 which includes accomodation and vegetarian meals, non-residential is £60. Accomodation on site is of a bunk barn nature. Please book in advance. (Off site accomodation is available in the local area, see links beow). Bookings can be made using the links below or by sending a cheque to Buddha Land made payable to “Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre”.
Friends Meeting House, Airton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4AE
The retreat is being held at the Friends Meeting House in Airton. Located on the Pennine Way Walking Route the Meeting House is beautifully situated with its own grounds adjacent to the upper reaches of the River Aire. The surroundings are beautiful and ideal for talking short walks.
Between sessions you will be able to relax in the grounds, surrounding area or in the snug.
Airton is on the road from Gargrave and Malham and is a short drive from Skipton. Leave the A65 at Gargrave and follow signs to Malham and Airton. You can park along the Meeting House side of Hellified Road / Calton Lane.
The closest rail stations are Gargrave (3 miles) and Skipton (11 miles). Taxis cost approximately £17-£18 from Skipton. Airton is on bus routes 210 and 211 service from Skipton via Gargrave to Malham.
If you would like a lift or could offer one to the retreat from the Keighley or Burnley areas please get in touch.
The sessions will be guided by Gen Kelsang Paljin, Resident Teacher of Buddha Land and Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre who is appreciated for offering clear guidance on meditation and living a a positive life.
Accommodation & Booking
The cost of the retreat is £90 which includes accomodation and vegetarian meals, non-residential is £60. Accomodation is of a bunk barn nature.
Non-residential fees are £60 for the whole weekend, including supper on Friday and Saturday nights and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Deposit £30.
The cost to attend the retreat on Saturday only without accomodation is £30, including lunch.
Off Site Accom
The Meeting House is located a few miles from Malhama Cove in an area with a wide variety of guest accomodation.
Lindon Guest House
Other places nearby:
The Granary, Hurries Farm Holiday Cottage, Malham, telephone: 01729 830291
The Victoria Country Pub & Guesthouse, Kirkby Malham
Masons Arms Pub, Gargrave
Ashfield House, Grassington
Premier Inn Skipton North (Gargrave)