All retreats are now online for the rest of the year.

Please Note! If you have not done a week retreat before in a vipassana, insight meditation method, you may be asked to stay only one week.

Assistants: An assistant must have been on a retreat at Satipanya. It may be possible also if you have been on a vipassana retreat elsewhere. It is important the Assistants come also as retreatants.

If you are interested to come to serve on a retreat and want to know more, go to this page: Service at Satipanya

Assistants Needed

N.B. All the courses are serviced by assistants.

As assistant  you have the opportunity to serve others. It can be a way of expressing gratitude for the gift of Dhamma. Although the morning is mainly taken up with breakfast preparation and cooking, the rest of day is for practice. You can see the menus here.

As an assistant, we do not expect payment of the deposit or make a donation because you have kindly offered your time.
However, your commitment is essential, for the course would be very difficult to run without an assistant and may indeed have to be cancelled.

If you are interested, follow this link: Course Assistant
For info. about Retreats and teachers see website
See drop down menus: especially About Us, Teachings and Retreats

Would you like to come and assist on a course?
Scroll down to see where we need you.

2020 Calendar below - Winter Mahasi only. Please do not apply for all other retreats until January 7th.

What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2020

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
10.09 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 20 Jun-Sat 5 Sep
Noirin Sheahan weeks 1 - 4, Bhante Bodhidhamma weeks 5 - 11 Assistants Needed see below

Change to the way the Eleven Week Roll on-Roll off will be delivered.

All courses for the full retreat are online, roll-on, roll-off courses.

Retreatants can tailor their schedule to suit their own circumstances. Information!

For further info. email:

N.B. Although the retreats are organised on a two week rota, it is possible to come for the first 8 days of any two week slot. However, we would encourage you to attend for at least two weeks.

Start dates restricted to these Saturdays :   20 June & 4 & 18 July, 01, 15 & 29 Aug.

Finishing Sat. 5 Sept.
(Alternate Sunday start is possible for Mahasi devotees.)

Please Note: This Year our Thirteenth Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sat. 5 Sept.

A challenging Retreat easily modified for beginners. See Beginner’s Testimonials on website.
You are encouraged to stay for more than one week.

Please note: make sure the dates on the application form match the dates you want to come.

What we teach.    Schedules

10.10 Thanksgiving Ceremony for Satipanya : Thirteenth Anniversary
Sat 5 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Trevor Flaxman

Because of social distancing,  the ceremony will be all outside.

Ceremony starts 15.00

The will be a special blessing for the new Buddha statue which will be placed on the island in the car park.

Bring your own flask of tea and biscuits for after the ceremony!

Pray is doesn’t rain!

No need to book via Application form, but good to inform us by email:

10.11 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat
Sat 12 Sep-Sun 20 Sep
Guus Went Online

All about Guus website

What we teach.    Schedules

Sayadaw U Pandita’s definition of Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the observing power of the mind, which clearly and simply experiences an object, without reacting to it.

Sitting meditation, walking meditation and daily activities are of equal importance.


10.11 Weekend Retreat
Fri 25 Sep-Sun 27 Sep
Carl Fooks ---


What we teach.    Schedules

See weekend schedule.

Carl’s may be a little different.

The Mahasi system is challenging, and its emphasis on moment-to-moment mindfulness can prove to be particularly difficult. Carl teaches a gentle approach to the practice, encouraging a skilful and effective orientation that helps practitioners to commit themselves fully to the practice and the schedule, and thereby get the most out of the course. 

10.12 Insight Dialogue
Sat 17 Oct-Sat 24 Oct
Anne Michel ---


Insight Dialogue – created by Gregory Kramer – brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation practice into our interaction with others.

Depending on conditions inside us and around us, our perceptions of others and ourselves, we can open the heart with wisdom or create and sustain habitual patterns of stress and reactivity.

Insight Dialogue Practice allows us to face the complexity of our relationships with mindfulness.

Such experience softens our fears of relationship and diminishes our struggle to be seen or to escape the moment of contact.

Trust and calm can settle in us, anchored in wisdom and compassion.

It is a very good complement to the Vipassana practice, allowing both concentration and relationship habits to deepen.

The retreat is open to both beginners and long-term practitioners.

10.13 Autumn Four Week Mahasi
Sat 31 Oct-Sat 28 Nov
Noirin Sheahan ---

Retreats run as follows:

Sat 31st Oct – Sat 14th

Nov Sat 14th Nov – Sat 28th Nov

A four week retreat, but you can come for a single week on weeks from Sat 31st Oct and Nov Sat 14th Nov

When we see the world as it really is, we will be free from the distress that comes from identifying with a limited view of who and what we are. The retreat supports our efforts to see the world more clearly, and thereby disentangle the knots of confusion that bind us to emotional turmoil.  At precious moments, the heart opens and we sense what it means to be free.

Assistants: please consider staying for the full two weeks.

Even though it is all online, someone to cook and look after the property would be much appreciated.

Sat 31 Oct – Sat 14 Nov  Fi Robertson

Sat 14 Nov – Sat 28 Nov Assistant Needed

What we teach.    Schedules