All Residential Retreats

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

In view of the rising risks caused by the Indian variant,  we ask retreatants to fulfil one of the following criteria on arrival:

    • either you have had at least one vaccine



    • or you have isolated for two weeks prior to coming


If you know yourself to have been exposed to someone suffering from Covid or suspect yourself to have Covid symptoms, please cancel your booking and your deposit will be refunded. 

Please follow these rules to protect one another and especially Bhante and Noirin who are in the vulnerable age group. Should they fall ill, the courses would have to be cancelled.

We will update retreatants  with info on social distancing or other measures needed during the retreat in good time.

Thankyou for your cooperation and understanding.

Jim Tibby

Chair of the Trust

What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2021

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
11.07b Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 17 Jul-Sun 12 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants Needed may be needed

Residential with some Online 

Deposits will be refunded if cancellation due to Covid Restrictions

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.

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.

16 July – 31 July    Gwen Sanderson

30 July – 14 August   Michael Quirke

13 August – 05 September    Jim Tibby 

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

What we teach.    Schedules

11.08 Autumn Day Retreat
Sat 11 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma assisted by Mark Arthur Assistants Needed

Day Retreat

Kick Start/Top up

Saturday 18 September

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Local Assistants: Needed

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00
Please bring veggie food to share.


11.09 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. 

11.10 Insight Dialogue
Fri 1 Oct-Thu 7 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.

11.11 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.