All Residential Retreats

Should a Covid variant or new vorus cause problems we will revert to our past way of handing the disease. Any deposits paid for Residential Retreats that have to be cancelled because of Covid, will be refunded. How we are handling Covid

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What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2022

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
12.08 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 18 Jun-Sun 11 Sep
Noirin Sheahan & Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants needed.

Noirin Sheahan will lead from Saturday 18 June to Saturday 16 July

Bhante Bodhidhamma will lead from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 11 September.

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 :   18 June & 2, 16, 30 July, 13 & 27 Aug.

Alternate Sunday starts are possible – 26 Jun, 10 & 24 July,  07 & 21 Aug, 04 Sept : only past students can start on Sundays during Bhante’s time. But beginners can join during Noirin’s time.

Finishing Sun. morning 11 Sept. to include the Anniversary Celebration on Sat.10 Sept.

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

Choose the retreat/s you want to join.

Please enter the appropriate number/s for the retreat time you wish to apply for. For example: 03 means you will be coming on Saturday 02  and leaving  on  Sunday 10 July. If you wish to stay longer simply enter the following numbers. For instance: 03,04, 05, 06 means you will be coming on Saturday 02 July and leaving on Sunday 30 July.

01 … Sat 18 – 26 Sun Jun

02 … Sun 26 Jun – Sat 02 Jul

03Sat 02 – Sun 10 Jul

04 … Sun 10 – Sat 16 Jul

05 … Sat 16 – Sun 24 Jul

06 … Sun 24 – Sat 30 Jul

07 … Sat 30 Jul – Sun 07 Aug

08 … Sun 07 – Sat 13 Aug

09 … Sat 13 – Sun 21 Aug

10 … Sun 21 – Sat 27 Aug

11 … Sat 27 Aug – Sun 04 Sept

12 … Sun 04 – Sun 10 Sept.

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

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

Longer retreats – up to the full 12-week period – also possible.

Please enter the Number/s you want to attend on the Application Form.

Beginners are welcome!

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

Retreats 01 & 02  Assistant needed

Retreats 03 & 04  Grace White

Retreats 05 & 06  Hui Hui Ng

Retreats 07  Kelly Chamberlain only first week 

Retreats 08 (short week)

Retreats 09 & 10  Jim Tibby

Retreats 11 & 12  Graham Collins

What we teach.    Schedules

12.08a Thanksgiving Ceremony for Satipanya : Fifteeth Anniversary
Sat 10 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

Ceremony starts 15.00

Hopefully Covid has disappeared and we shall not need the safeguarding.

Otherwise we can also come inside in the Meditation Room and Walking Room with windows and doors open.

Tea and biscuits after the ceremony!

Feel free to bring your own.

Pray is doesn’t rain!

We need to keep the numbers manageable, so please let us know you are coming by email:

No need for the Application Form.

If you don’t recieve a reply, leave a message on the answer phone 01588 650 752


12.09 Weekend Retreat
Fri 16 Sep-Sun 18 Sep
Carl Fooks Assistant 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. 

12.10 Autumn Day Retreat
Sat 24 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma assisted by Mark Arthur Assistant Needed

Day Retreat

Kick Start/Top up

Saturday 18 September

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Assisted by Mark Arthur

Local Assistants: Needed

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00
Covid!!! Please bring your own sandwiches etc. Beverages provided.

Please bring mask and lots of warm clothing. The windows are open for good ventilation!


12.11 Autumn Weeklong Retreat
Sat 1 Oct-Sun 9 Oct
Hui Hui Ng Assistant Needed
Through the practise of Vipassana meditation we develop skills which allow us to navigate the ups and downs of life. We learn that we can enjoy without grasping, and be peacefully present to discomfort without conflict.
Immersive Mahasi style retreat time allows us deeply connect and engage with ourselves and the world, in a wholesome and healthy way.

What we teach.    Schedules

12.12 Autumn Five Week Mahasi
Sat 29 Oct-Sat 3 Dec
Noirin Sheahan Assistants Needed

Autumn Mahasi Retreat

Five-week roll-on, roll-off, residential Retreat.

Deposits will be refunded if cancellation due to Covid Restrictions.

Starting dates: October – Sat 29  November – Sun 06, Sat 12, Sun 20 & Sat 26

Assistants needed

Fri 28 October to Saturday 12 November : Assistant needed

Fri 11 to Sat. 26 November : Assistant needed

Fri 25 November to Sat 03 December : Assistant needed


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.