Summer Away Retreat
@ Beamsley Project, Hazelwood, nr Bolton Abbey, N Yorks
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September
Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing break in the Yorkshire Dales. Immerse yourself in meditation on this retreat focusing on practices for improving concentration, mindfulness and inner peace. 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. We can start to develop this peaceful mind by improving our concentration and engaging in meditations on objects that will bring about experiences of peace and happiness.
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 7.30pm Friday evening and ends Sunday at lunchtime.
There will be time between the meditation sessions to relax, chat to others and to enjoy the surroundings.
Comfortable accommodation is provided in single, twin or shared rooms (4 bed). Prices are for the whole retreat and include vegetarian meals. Bookings can be made using the links below.
The sessions will be guided by Gen Kelsang Paljin, Resident Teacher of Buddha Land and Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre who is appreciated for offering clear guidance on meditation and living a a positive life.
Beamsley Project, Harrogate Road, Hazelwood, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6JA
The venue for the retreat is nestled in the gentle Yorkshire Dales, near Bolton Abbey. A former Church now converted to provide accommodation for groups of up to 24 there are areas for relaxing, meditating and dinning. the country side is ideal for quiet walks between sessions.
Between sessions you will be able to relax in the grounds, surrounding area or in the snug.
Beamsley is on the main road between Skipton and Harrogate; it is a short drive from Leeds and Bradford and is easily accessible from further afield.
The closest rail stations are Skipton and Ilkley. It is then a 15-minute taxi ride to the venue (it may be possible to arrange a lift from these places or Keighley; please get in touch to discuss this option).
Accommodation & Booking
Shared Room (4 Bed)
The cost of a shared room is £120 per person for the whole retreat, including vegetarian meals. There are male and female shared rooms. Deposit £60.
The cost of a twin is £180 per person for the whole retreat, including vegetarian meals. Deposit £60 per person. NB Twin rooms have limited availability, so please contact us before booking.
The cost of a single room is £250 for the whole retreat, including vegetarian meals. Deposit £60. Single rooms have limited availability and have a waiting list, so please contact us to be added to the waiting list.
Non-residential fees are £70 for the whole retreat, including meals. Deposit £35.