Spring Away Retreat
Madhyamaka Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Pocklington
Friday 15 – Monday 18 Feb
An unequalled opportunity to get away from life’s busyness and deepen your experience of meditation with this four day meditation retreat held at the beautiful and inspiring Madhyamaka Centre near York.
A retreat gives us the time and space away from our usual activities to gain a deeper and more stable experience of our spiritual practice.
This retreat will explore the development of a Peaceful Mind. It will help to reduce stress and other unpeaceful minds.
The meditations will be guided and the retreat is open and suitable for everyone, regardless of experience. Each meditation session will begin with short prayers, then there will be a talk followed by the guided meditation. Supper on Friday evening is at 6pm and the retreat begins at 8pm Friday evening and end Monday lunchtime. It is possible to come just until Sunday lunchtime, see booking option below.
Madhyamaka Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, York, YO42 1UF
The retreat is being hosted by Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre near York. The centre provides the perfect location to relax and refresh ourselves, with over 40 acres of grounds and the World Peace Café to enjoy.
There will be time between the meditation sessions to relax, chat to others and to enjoy the surroundings.
Madhyamaka KMC is a mile outside Pocklington on the Driffield Road, B1246. It is approximately 15 miles to the east of York.
The nearest rail station is York. There are regular bus services to Pocklington which depart from outside the train station. The 45 service passes outside the entrance to the hall – request the bus driver to stop there.
The sessions will be guided by Gen Kelsang Paljin. He is the Resident Teacher of Buddha Land and Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre and is appreciated for offering clear and simple guidance on meditation and positive living.
Accommodation & Booking
Comfortable accommodation is provided in single, twin or shared room (4-8 bed) rooms. Prices include accomodation, meditation sessions and vegetarian meals. Bookings can be made using the links below.
Friday to Monday: The cost of a shared room is £115 including vegetarian meals. Deposit £50.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a dormitory style room is £100 including vegetarian meals. Deposit £50.
Friday to Monday: The cost of a single room is £180 for the whole retreat. Deposit £50.
Friday to Monday: The cost of an en-suite single room is £240 for the whole retreat. Deposit £50.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a single room is £155 from Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Deposit £50.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of an en-suite single room is £200 from Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Deposit £50.
Twin rooms have limited availability. Please call to confirm availability of twin rooms prior to booking. You will need to book for each person (please state on the booking form who you are sharing with).
Friday to Monday: The cost of a twin/double room is £160 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit £50.
Friday to Monday: The cost of an en-suite twin/double room is £210 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit £50.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a twin/double room is £140 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit £50.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of an en-suite twin/double room is £180 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit £50.
Alternatively, you can attend the retreat without purchasing accomodation.
Non-residential fees are £60 for the whole weekend, including supper on Friday night and lunch on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Deposit £30.
The cost to attend the retreat on Saturday or Sunday without accomodation is £30, includes lunch.