What are the different kinds of Retreat?

We run weekend retreats under three different categories:

First Retreat or Newcomers - for those who have not been on our retreats before or who are very new to meditation and Buddhism.

Open Retreats for people who have learnt the two meditations we teach, although some are also suitable for newcomers (check the description for whether they are suitable for you). These retreats provide a relaxed programme of meditation, and will not assume you have much knowledge of Buddhism or experience of Buddhist ritual.

Sangha Retreats will often have a Buddhist theme, and will assume people are happy to participate in a Buddhist ritual without much prior explanation. There may also be a more intensive programme of meditation. These retreats are also suitable for mitras and Order members.

To find out about longer retreats run by other Triratna Retreat Centres look here.