Weekend Retreat Away
Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre, Etwall, Derbyshire
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 June
An unequalled opportunity to get away from life’s busyness and deepen your experience of meditation with this three day meditation retreat held at the beautiful and inspiring Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre near Derby.
A retreat gives us the time and space away from our usual activities to gain a deeper and more stable experience of our spiritual practice.
This retreat will explore the development of a Peaceful Mind. It will help to reduce stress and other unpeaceful minds.
The meditations will be guided and the retreat is open and suitable for everyone, regardless of experience. Each meditation session will begin with short prayers, then there will be a talk followed by the guided meditation. Supper on Friday evening is at 6pm and the retreat begins at 8pm Friday evening and end Sunday lunchtime.
Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, Etwall DE65 6HT
The retreat is being hosted by Tara Buddhist Centre near Derby. The centre provides the perfect location to relax and refresh ourselves. Founded in 1984 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and set in the beautiful environment of Ashe Hall and 38 acres of mature parkland, Tara KMC is a major UK Centre for Modern Buddhism.
There will be time between the meditation sessions to relax, chat to others and to enjoy the surroundings.There is World Peace Café in the grounds to enjoy.
Tara KMC is a mile outside Etwall just off A516, close to the A50 which runs between Derby and Stoke-on-Trent.
The nearest rail stations are Derby which is 8 miles away and Tutbury & Hatton Station is 4 miles away.
The VI or V2 bus from Derby goes to Etwall which is the nearest village to Tara KMC.
The sessions will be guided by Gen Kelsang Paljin. Gen Kelsang Paljin is the Resident Teacher of Buddha Land and Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre and is appreciated for offering clear and simple guidance on meditation and positive living.
Accommodation & Booking
Comfortable accommodation is provided in single, twin or shared room (4-8 bed) rooms. Prices include accomodation, meditation sessions and vegetarian meals. Bookings can be made using the links below.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a dormitory style room is £95 including vegetarian meals. Deposit £30.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a single room is £155 from Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Deposit £50.
En-suite single rooms have very limited availability. Please call to confirm availability of these prior to booking.
Friday to Sunday: The cost of an en-suite single room is £200 from Friday until Sunday lunchtime. Deposit £50.
Twin rooms have limited availability. Please call to confirm availability of twin rooms prior to booking. You will need to book for each person (please state on the booking form who you are sharing with).
Friday to Sunday: The cost of a twin/double room is £140 per person for the whole weekend. Deposit £40.
Alternatively, you can attend the retreat without purchasing accomodation.
Non-residential fees are £50 for the whole weekend, including meals.
The cost to attend the retreat on Saturday without accomodation is £25, includes lunch.