Vajraloka Buddhist Meditation Centre (founded in 1979) is one of the foremost meditation retreat centres in the UK. If you are looking for a meditation retreat in supportive conditions, take a look at our programme. Situated beautifully amidst the gently rolling hills of North Wales, Vajraloka has now been running retreats for over 30 years. The retreat centre is run by a team of Buddhist practitioners, each with many years experience of meditation, and of running Buddhist meditation retreats.
Our travel page will give you full instructions on how to find us as well as a map showing our location. We are an open minded, easy-going community; a diverse group of unique individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels. For thousands of years, people have used Buddhist meditation as a way of training the mind and elevating consciousness to free themselves from anxiety, self-criticism, depression, and fear. Spiritual practice is not about self-improvement, or attempting to fashion a life that is stable or predictable.
Whether you have meditated for years, or are just setting out on your inner journey you will find this retreat informative, healing and liberating.
There will be instruction and practice in sitting and walking meditation as well as Dharma talks, movement meditation, opportunities to ask questions  and to receive individual guidance from Robert.
The retreat will occur in noble silence in a natural setting of great beauty and tranquility. This 12 day retreat will give you ample opportunity to drop beneath the busyness of day to day life and reconnect with yourself in a deep and heartfelt way.
The focus at Vajraloka is  the practice and teaching of meditation, with the aim of awakening to the true nature of things, the ultimate goal of Buddhism. To see what some of our guests have to say about Vajraloka, please visit our comments page.
We are skillfully and humorously guided by Shirfu (which means teacher) who has a ridiculously extensive knowledge of Buddhism, both on an academic level and through personal experience.
And yet all to often our human experience is clouded by painful moods, mental compulsions, addictions, and difficult psychological scripts from the past.
This retreat is not an endurance contest, the teachings are both gentle and profound and this will be a time to finally offer yourself the love, care and attention for which you have always longed. He brings forty years of Buddhist Dharma practice and training in western therapies to his teaching and work with individuals. Robert is a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America.
Cultivating clear awareness of our present moment experience reveals insights into thenature of suffering and liberation. Instead of requiring life to be different, we can learn to let life live through, and as, us. For those who are unable to attend the full 12 day retreat there is a week long retreat option available. Robert uses humor, poetry and drumming to teach meditation for everyday life, including intimate relationships, parenting, work, social engagement, and community. We see that everything that arises is notmy “self” but a display of impermanent conditions. And you will bring with you the tools to maintain a balanced openness to all of your experience. It is only NOW when we awaken from the trance of our separateness and realize our true, infinite nature. Cultivating clear awareness of our present moment experiencereveals insights into the nature of suffering and liberation. We see that everythingthat arises is not my “self” but a display of impermanent conditions.
When themind sees life through this clarity and is unclouded by confusion, we createthe foundation for well-being, joy and equanimity.Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for newer as well as experiencedstudents. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks and  private meetings with the teacher. If you wish the stay through the 26th,the retreat fee is $365 if paid by March 23; $395 after. Please inquire for details.Lisa Ernst is a Meditation teacher in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield andTrudy Goodman. In her teaching,Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as aninvitation to embrace all of the path’s possibilities.


This Retreat for New Retreatants is an opportunity for those with little to no retreat experience to practice a full day of mindfulness in the company of others who are new to retreats.
The schedule will include meditation instructions, how to be on retreat, as well as shorter sitting and walking meditation sessions.
There will be adequate time for discussion including how to sustain practice in daily life.Cost is $50 plus dana (donation) to the teachers. Be sure to include your email address.Lisa Ernst has been meditating for over 25 years in the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She received teaching authorization in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman.
Lisa teaches classes and workshops in a wide variety of settings and leads retreats nationally.Paloma Cain, MA, has been studying and practicing meditation since 1997. Her work is informed by her studies in Insight Meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, clinical and depth psychology, religious studies and the visual arts.
At the beginning of a new year, it is customary to take stock of our lives, to review the previous year and set our intentions for the upcoming twelve months and beyond. Bringing this evaluation onto the cushion, to look with fresh eyes and an open heart, can help us refine and clarify our direction and to live from the truest part of ourselves. Led by Meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, the retreat will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk and discussion. You can pay through paypal at the button below or by check -- address and instructions are here.
Slowly, in the simplicity and silence of the morning, we will learn to let go of distractions and touch our experience with a kind and open heart.Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this retreat is suitable for newer and more experienced meditators It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions and dharma talk. A reduced fee spot is available int he case of financial need, please inquire to the email listed. As winter approaches and daylight wanes, there is a natural tendency to slow down and turn inward. Yet, in the busyness of the holiday season we may forget that true refuge is right where we are.
This silent retreat will focus on cultivating a quality of compassionate presence that embraces our experience with equanimity and insight.
Through this practice we begin to pierce the illusion of separateness and taste the joy of interconnectedness to all things.This retreat is suitable for newer as well as experienced students. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks and private meetings with the teacher.
If you wish to stay through the 15th, the retreat fee is $365 if paid by November 10; $395 after. There will be a separate opportunity at the retreat to make a dana (generosity) offering to the teacher.
Please inquire for details.Lisa Ernst is a Buddhist Meditation teacher in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities. Please join us at a beautiful, West Bellevue location for a day of sitting and walking meditation. In this silent retreat we will stabilize attention and deepen concentration through the breath and body, then gradually open our awareness to the boundless space of heart and mind. These practices help us touch moments of freedom from our habitual patterns and thoughts and find equanimity in our present moment experience.Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this retreat is suitable for newer as well as more experienced meditators. The retreat will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and dharma talk.
Slowly, in the simplicity of silence of the day, we will learn to let go of distractions and touch our experience with a kind and open heart.
Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for newer and more experienced meditators. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions and dharma talk.The retreat fee is $50 and is due by Friday, June 5. There will be a separate opportunity at the retreat to make a dana offering (donation) to the teacher. Our innate lovingkindness will be strengthened and enhanced through learning the formal practice of metta along with brahma vihara instructions, sitting and walking meditation and dharma talks. As our hearts awaken through lovingkindness we will discover a deeper sense of self-acceptance, openness and interconnection with all of life.


For full information and to register go here and scroll down to the May retreat information. Surrounded by newly leafed trees and rolling hills, we will renew our minds and hearts in the simple yet profound practice of sitting and walking meditation. Gradually this practice will lead us to intimacy with all of life as we touch the present moment with a a kind and open heart.This silent retreat will be held at Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN. The retreat will include instruction, periods of walking and sitting meditation, dharma talks, discussion and optional private meetings with the teacher. She has been meditating for 25 years and received full dharma teaching authorization in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. We see that everything that arises is not my "self" but a display of impermanent conditions.
When the mind sees life through this clarity and is unclouded by confusion, we create the foundation for well-being, joy and equanimity. Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for new as well as more experienced meditators.
You can pay through Paypal at the button below or send a check, made out to One Dharma Nashville to: One Dharma Nashville, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. But the Buddha taught another way -- that the journey to liberation begins with Right Intention.
By cultivating Right Intention, part of the Eightfold Path, we can align our actions with our most deeply held values. In this retreat we will consult the wisdom of our own hearts and look with fresh eyes at what truly matters in our lives. We will refine our direction for the New Year and create intentions that support our truest values and aspirations. Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, the retreat will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talk and discussion. Slowly, in the simplicity and silence of the day, we will learn to let go of distractions and touch our experience with a kind and open heart.Led by meditation teacher Lisa Ernst, this silent retreat is suitable for newer and more experienced meditators. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions and dharma talk.Retreat fee is $50 and is due by Friday, November 28. Yet, in the business of the approaching holiday season, we may forget that true refuge is right where we are. We will focus on cultivating a quality of compassionate presence that embraces our experience with equanimity and insight. Through this practice we begin to pierce the illusion of separation and and taste the joy of interconnectedness to all things. The retreat is offered on a sliding sclae basis from $425 - $550, which includes lodging and all meals. A $300 deposit will reserve your spot and is due upon registration, which is open through October 15. Please let us know the full amount on the sliding scale you will pay, with the balance due by November 1. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path's possibilities.
We learn to meet our suffering as well as the suffering of others with kindness and compassion.
It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions and a dharma talk. To listen to Lisa's Buddhist Geeks podcast on "Living the Questions" go here.“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. Live the questions.” – Rainer Maria Rilke During meditation practice it is customary to look inward and clarify our deepest intentions, yet unanswered questions may stand in the way. In this day of mindfulness, we will have the opportunity to practice opening our hearts to our unresolved questions. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, practice instructions, Q&A and dharma talk.




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