Summer Yatra – Devils Dyke and Icknield Way

Dates: 
Friday 28th Jun 2019 to Sunday 30th Jun 2019 - 4.00pm to 2.30pm

A Yatra is a Buddhist-inspired walking retreat, a mindful and devotional celebration of our land and our mutual interconnectedness with it and each another.

Join us as we walk part of several ancient trackways; the Icknield Way, the Stour Valley Path and the incredible earthwork of Devils Dyke. This page is for booking the full weekend with camping option. For the Saturday and Sunday day yatras, see below.

• Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June (4pm Friday to 2.30pm Sunday) – full weekend with
camping
• Saturday 29th June (9.30am to 5.30pm) – full day option
• Sunday 30th June (9.30am to 2.30pm) – short day option

We would encourage you to come for the whole weekend, although there is the option to join us just for the day on either Saturday or Sunday.

We will walk together in meditative silence, at a gentle pace with plenty of breaks, when we can talk, share poetry or reflections if we so wish. In the evenings we will return to camp and enjoy a tasty meal prepared by our great Sherpa Team.

We will have sitting meditations in the mornings and evenings as well as puja and other rituals at various times.

We shall be taking inspiration for our meditations and rituals from the Buddha and the beauty of nature at this time of Midsummer.

'Yatra' means 'spiritual journey' and the Buddha's followers were 'Yatrikas', or wanderers. So we will be evoking the way of life of the very earliest Buddhists ‘upon England's green and pleasant land’.

Based at Little Ditton – address supplied after booking.

Weekend Yatra with Camping
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June
Arrive Friday from 4pm to pitch your tent, supper at 6pm.
Yatra ends around 2.30pm on Sunday.
Please bring all camping gear and weather appropriate walking gear.
All food and packed lunches provided.
£90/£75 concessions

Saturday Yatra – Part of Devils Dyke (6.5 miles)
Arrive at 9.30am for a prompt start, returning 4.30pm for tea and cakes.
Please bring a packed lunch and suitable walking gear.
£25/£15 concessions
Book HERE

Sunday Yatra – Icknield Way and Stour Valley Path (5.4 miles)
Arrive at 9.30am for prompt start, returning 2.30pm.
Please bring a packed lunch and suitable walking gear.
£20/£10 concessions
Book HERE

Contact Suryamani - suryamanilayton@gmail.com - if you need or can offer lifts, or for any other information. A week before the Yatra an information email will be sent to all who have booked with the address and what to bring.

Led By: 
Gender: 
Mixed
Suitable For: 
Regular
Sangha
Category: 
Buddhism
Meditation
Retreat
Location: 
CBC
How To Book: 
Recommended
Spaces Available: 
19
Selected Rate: 
£90.00
Concessionary rate: Our concessionary rate is available to anyone who cannot afford the full rate.
Cancellation policy: Please give five working days notice before the start date to cancel your booking; refunds are not usually available after this time. A £5 booking fee will be deducted.