All retreats until the Summer Mahasi will be online.

What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2021

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
11.01 New Year Day Retreat 09 January 2021
Sat 9 Jan
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Not Needed

Kick Start/Top up
Saturday 09 January

Bhante Bodhidhamma


Online meeting at 09.00

Details will sent Thursday 07 January.

11.02 Mahasi Winter Retreat
Sat 16 Jan-Sat 24 Apr
Bhante Bodhidhamma & Noirin Sheahan Assistant not needed.

Online Only: Fourteen week roll-on, roll-off Retreat.

Applications open.

Bhante Bodhidhamma will lead from Saturday 16 January to Saturday 13 March

You can start or end on any of the following dates,

Saturdays: 16 & 30 Jan     13 & 27 Feb       13 Mar

Sundays:  24 Jan             7 & 21 Feb           7 Mar

Noirin Sheahan will lead from Saturday 13 March to Saturday 24 April

You can start or end on any of the following dates,

Saturdays:      13 & 27 Mar     10 & 24 Apr.

Sundays:        21, Mar             4 & 18 Apr.

For a 7-day retreat, start on a Saturday (19.30) and finish on Sunday (7.30) the following week.

For a 5-day retreat, start on a Sunday (19.30) and finish on the following Saturday (7.30).

Longer retreats – up to the full 14-week period – also possible.

Please enter the dates you want to attend on the Application Form.

Beginners are welcome!

11.03 Easter Weekend Retreat
Fri 2 Apr-Mon 5 Apr
Noirin Sheahan Assistant not needed.

See Easter Weekend Retreat Schedule.

Using Zoom.

An invitation to start or renew your vipassana meditation practice over Easter.

This will run in conjunction with the on-going Winter Mahasi retreat and those who wish may continue, joining the Winter Retreat on Monday evening till Sat 10th April or longer.

We will have a meeting a few days prior to the retreat to say hello and talk about practicalities.

Beginners Welcome!

We’re not asking for a deposit, but donations would be greatly appreciated as we have had a large drop in  our income

For further information contact Noirin at

11.04 Bodycare Retreat
Fri 30 Apr-Mon 3 May
Bhante Bodhidhamma with Bryan Lester Assistant Not Needed

Online Bodycare

Bryan Lester, a reiki master, has run this course with me in past years. He will be helping us open up to Universal Energy (Reiki).

Start Friday at 19.00, 30 April. Ending Monday 03 May at 16.00

Here we will also practise Vipassana, Metta and Bodycare.

Vipassana is heart purifying and insightful.

Metta is the development of Goodwill.

Bodycare is turning that Metta towards the body.

Reiki openkng up to Universal Energy


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     Assistant Needed

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


An Online 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.