We all have the potential to be completely free from limitations, but the way we live our lives often holds us back. The Urban Retreat is a full week’s programme of events to help us move towards our full potential in the midst of our everyday life. We’ll be drawing inspiration from the great Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava, renowned for transforming the forces that hold us back – and what better place to find these than in the midst of our day-to-day experiences.
All levels of experience are welcome and it's free, by donation. Do sign up for reminders nearer the time as well as additional content and inspiration throughout the retreat.
If you’re able to, come to the full programme to make the most of the retreat. Otherwise, come to as much as you can – you don’t need to take time off work, and some of the events will also be online.
Opening Ceremony (Sat 17, 2.30–5pm).
Silent Meditation Day (Sun 18 Sep, 10am–4.30pm, including Introduction to Meditation for newcomers).
Daily Morning Meditation (7am–8am, Mon–Sat, in-person and on Zoom), followed by breakfast.
Lunchtime Meditation Toolkit (1pm–2pm, Mon Fri).
Evening Sessions: meditation, talks and ritual (7.15–9.30pm, Mon–Fri, in-person and on YouTube).
Closing Ceremony (8.45–10am, Sat 24).
Yoga, Chi-Kung, The Art of Listening, Mantra Chanting, Trip to a Classical Music Event, Instagram Live Streams (see below for full details)