Buddhafield Retreats

Retreats

A retreat is an opportunity to step aside from everyday life, giving yourself the time and space to meditate, reflect and connect. This allows a natural unfolding of beauty, both within and without. Buddhafield retreats take place under canvas and vast open skies, in gorgeous fields and woodlands. Temporary communities are born, all facilitated by experienced teachers and support teams. 

 

Being on Retreat

  • To avoid disruption to yourself and others, please plan to attend for the full retreat period. 
  • The retreat organiser will act as an emergency contact so you can leave the world of emails and phone calls behind for the duration.
  • If you have any special needs, please contact us in advance to check the retreat is suitable.
  • Please refrain from sexual activity, and from bringing drugs, alcohol or pets to any of our events.
  • We cater for special diets when they are for medical reasons.
  • We provide good-quality, vegan, organic meals, using locally-sourced, ethically produced ingredients (cow’s milk is available on family retreats, other retreats are 100% vegan).
  • We will provide ways to stay safe within current COVID guidelines. Our management plan for this will change in response to the latest guidance. 

 

Most of our retreats have periods of silence and times where you are invited to take part in work to support the running of the retreat. Days will normally end with Buddhist ritual (puja) and chanting. 

 

Booking a Retreat 

Book via our events page

For most retreats we ask for an initial deposit when you book, then collect dana (financial donations) at the end of each retreat. Suggested donations are listed under each retreat heading. 

Buddhafield retreats are made possible by the generosity of previous retreatants and the work of our many volunteers.Here’s a quick guide to ticket types to help you decide: 

 

Ticket types

Generosity - includes an extra donation which goes to support others who need to pay at the supported tier level. For the Festival only, your donation goes towards fundraising efforts for our Eco-Sattva project
Standard - these cover the costs involved in the retreat. 
Supported/ concession - we want to make tickets accessible for all. These tickets are subsidised to help that happen. 

Ultimately, we want you to be able to give with joy, so please give what feels right for you.

 

Other Information

  • If you have rolled over your 2020 ticket to a 2021 event, you will be sent new tickets in due course.
  • If you have a query about a 2020 deposit or ticket, please email: information@buddhafield.com

 

Stay in Touch

You can also keep up to date on what’s going on through our various media channels:

Sign up for our newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/gUB_RP

Visit our YouTube channel to access lots of dharma talks and meditations. It helps us if you can subscribe to the YouTube channel as well: https://bit.ly/3j1y1NS

Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/buddhafield.festival

Instagram here: @buddhafieldintheweb

Do you want to volunteer with Buddhafield year-round? Click here to access our application form and presentation: https://bit.ly/2HufLyR

 

Donate

If you feel moved to offer dana to support Buddhafield – either a one-off donation or a monthly subscription - you can do so here: https://chuffed.org/project/buddhafield​

 

Upcoming Events

2021
9th Jan - 10th Apr
Bowerwood Work Days
20th Jan - 22nd Dec
Weekly Sangha Nights
16th Apr - 23rd Apr
Sacred Landscape Spring Yatra
Open
1st May - 8th May
I Am Because We Are – Meditation Retreat
Six months or more meditation experience
10th May - 18th May
Men's Wilderness Retreat
Experienced meditators only
28th May - 25th Jun
Earth, Heart, Sky - Total Immersion 2021
Experienced meditators only
19th Jun - 26th Jun
Women’s Yatra
Open
9th Jul - 11th Jul
Buddhafield Weekender 2021
14th Jul - 18th Jul
Buddhafield Festival 2021
21st Aug - 28th Aug
Open Wild Camping Yatra
Open