Day Retreats

Saturday 18th May

Celebrating Buddha Day

10.00.am to 4.00pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York

The Buddha attained Enlightenment under the full moon one evening in June around 2,500 years Buddha and Bodhi Treeago. On this Day Retreat we’ll be meditating, hearing stories and exploring this momentous event together. We’ll look at the forces in his own mind which the Buddha needed to overcome to become fully awakened and unaffected by his human suffering. We’ll see how his discovery has benefitted human beings ever since, and how the Compassion and Wisdom that arose in him, all those years ago, is still an example of how to live our lives in peace and contentment.

Led by Shakyapada 

All who have learnt to meditate are welcome. Please bring veggie/vegan lunch to share.

There is no set charge but we would appreciate donations to pay for the room. We would suggest £15 but this is entirely voluntary and you may donate more or less or nothing at all depending on your means.


Saturday 15th June

Going Deeper

What it means to become a Mitra (friend) or ask for Ordination

10.00.am to 4.00pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York

This is a morning for regulars who might wish to explore their options for deepening their practice.

  • What does becoming a Mitra involve? How does it happen. What will I have to do
  • What’s Ordination about? How long does it take? What does it mean for my personal life

This day is a great opportunity to talk about practice, learn about the positives and address any worries or concerns that you may have about either of these options. A relaxed, exploratory day. No one is under any pressure or obligation to take their practice deeper, either now or in the future.

Please bring veggie/vegan lunch to share.

There is no set charge but we would appreciate donations to pay for the room. 


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Triratna Buddhist Community (York) meeting as York Buddhist Group

email: yorkbuddhistgroup@gmail.com

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