All retreats until the Summer Mahasi will be online.

Any deposits paid for Residential Retreats that have to be cancelled because of Covid, will be refunded.

What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2021

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
11.05 Buddha Day Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony.
Sun 23 May
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants not needed

Buddha Day

Honouring Our Teacher  and Exemplar
Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony 

Sunday 23 May
Start 14.30 

Probably all outside.

Taking Refuges and Precepts : Procession
Tea and Biscuits 16.00

11.06 Spring Weekend Retreat
Fri 28 May-Mon 31 May
Noirin Sheahan Assistant Not Needed

An invitation to start or renew your vipassana meditation practice
over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Beginners Welcome!

Vipassana means ‘seeing clearly’. Opening up to experience in vipassana transforms confusion and negativity to wisdom, friendliness and compassion. With practice we disentangle from our misperceptions and emotional reactivity, clearing the path for our true nature and our potential for harmony with all things.

Further information here: Online Spring Weekend Retreat

11.07 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 19 Jun-Sun 12 Sep
Noirin Sheahan & Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants Needed see below

Residential with some Online 

Deposits will be refunded if cancellation due to Covid Restrictions

Noirin Sheahan will lead the retreat from 19 June – 17 July

Bhante Bodhidhamma will lead the retreat from 17 July – 12 September

The Online is open only to the elderly or have medical reasons, or travel difficulties, that is, anyone incapacited one way or another. Online retreatants must be able to follow the full schedule or close to full. Information!

For further info. email: or

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 :   19 June & 3, 17, 31 July, 14 & 28 Aug.

(Alternate Sunday start is possible for Mahasi devotees.)

Finishing Sun. 12 Sept. to include the Anniversary Celebration on Sat.11 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.

Assistants: Come on Friday evening and leave on Saturday after breakfast.

18 June – 03 July    Assistant Needed

02 July – 17 July     Grace White

16 July – 31 July    Gwen Sanderson

30 July – 14 August   Joséphine Mangenot

13 August – 05 September    Jim Tibby 

04 September – Sunday 12 September  (includes the Anniversary on Saturday  Dea Paradisos

What we teach.    Schedules

11.08 Weekend Retreat
Fri 24 Sep-Sun 26 Sep
Carl Fooks Assistants Needed


Residential Retreat

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. 

11.09 Insight Dialogue
Sat 16 Oct-Sat 23 Oct
Anne Michel Assistant Needed

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.

11.13 Autumn Four Week Mahasi
Sat 30 Oct-Sat 27 Nov
Noirin Sheahan Assistant Needed

Autumn Mahasi Retreat

Four-week roll-on, roll-off, residential with a few places on-line.

Deposits will be refunded if cancellation due to Covid Restrictions

Starting dates: October – Sat 30  November – Sun 07, Sat 13 and Sun 21


Join for the full four weeks or a shorter period

(Minimum 5 full days, Sun eve till following Sat morn).

Beginners welcome!

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.

What we teach.