Attending a day retreat is a great way to immerse yourself in the practice of mediation, away from the usual distractions of daily life. Day retreats run from 10am to 4pm on a Sunday, usually one per month, with a simple cooked lunch (vegan and gluten-free) included. If you can’t make it for the whole day, or would prefer to try half a day to start with, it is fine to come for just the morning or just the afternoon.
Dates for 2017 are: 15th January, 19th February, 19th March, 23rd April, 21st May, 25th June, 16th July, 20th August, (nothing in September), 15th October, 19th November and 17th December.
The program for the day is as follows:
10.10 Meditation (30 mins) and Short Morning Service
11am Tea and a Dharma talk
11.40 Meditation (30 mins), walking meditation (10 mins), meditation (30 mins)
1pm Lunch and a break
2.15 Midday Service and meditation (30 mins)
3.15 Tea and questions/discussion
4pm Day ends
Please book at least 2 days in advance. If you are coming for half the day please specify whether you would like lunch.
As with all events at the Hermitage there is no fee and all donations given on the day are gratefully received and put towards the running expenses of the Hermitage.