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 Buddha Day Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony and Day Retreat.
Sat 1 May
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants Needed

Buddha Day

Honouring Our Teacher  and Exemplar
Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony 

Saturday 01 May
Start 14.30 

Probably all outside.

Taking Refuges and Precepts : Procession
Tea and Biscuits 16.00

11.04 Bodycare Retreat
Sat 29 May-Wed 5 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 Other Energy (Reiki).

Start Saturday at 19.00, 29 May 2021

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.

NB   If you don’t want to come for the Buddha Day Celebration, you can come for 17.30 in the evening on Saturday. Preference is given to those who want to take or renew Refuges and Precepts.

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

Residential with some Online 

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, to those who live at too far a distance or or have medical reasons, that is, anyone incapacited one way or another. Retreatants can tailor their schedule to suit their own circumstances. 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     Assistant Needed

16 July – 31 July     Assistant Needed

30 July – 14 August  Assistant Needed

13 – 28 August        Assistant Needed

27 August – Sunday 12 September  (includes the Anniversary on Saturday)   Assistant Needed

What we teach.    Schedules