January retreats – for beginners & more experienced

Lamrim guided retreat

Drolma Centre, Peterborough

Friday 12  – Sunday 14 January 

Lamrim (‘Stages of the Path’) instructions are the essence of all Buddha’s teachings. By meditating on them, we can move our mind to deeper and deeper levels of wisdom, peace and compassion and gain an increasing ability to help others. Every session will include chanted prayers, a short talk and a guided meditation.

Everybody welcome.

Please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of each session, to allow time to settle your mind.

From concentration comes peace retreat

Drolma Centre, Peterborough

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 January

This retreat is designed for people who already have an established meditation practice and wish to deepen their ability to concentrate. There will be a short teaching in each session, but the meditations will be unguided and we will be maintaining silence throughout the day.

Please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of each session, to allow time to settle your mind.

Please contact us if you wish to attend as you will be required to do some preparatory work before the retreat starts.

Venue

Drolma Centre, 260 Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough, PE1 3PG

Seating will be on chairs (or cushions if you prefer) and no special clothing is required.

Parking

Please can we ask, out of kindness to our neighbours, that cars are not parked in Woodbyth Road or Southlands Avenue (either side of the Centre.) You may park in our drive (please double-park if necessary) and there is plenty of on-road parking further along Dogsthorpe Road or in Exeter Road, Cecil Road and Brownlow Road. If you have mobility difficulties please let us know in advance and we can make arrangements for you to park in the drive. Thank you for your understanding.

Timetable

Lamrim Guided Retreat

Session times

10.30 – 11.30 am

12.00 – 1.00 pm

2.00 – 3.00 pm

From concentration comes peace retreat

This retreat is aimed at people with an established meditation practice and so is not being offered on a drop-in basis. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Accessibility

The community areas of the centre are all on the ground floor. There is a smooth path accessible through the gate on the corner of Dogsthorpe Road and Woodbyth Road leading to the front door. There is one small, curved step to the door, one small up-and-over door sill into the porch and another into the hallway. Each step is no higher than 4 inches (10cm). The doors can be opened wide enough to easily accommodate someone in a wheelchair. We are planning to make a removable ramp to avoid the need to be pushed over the steps and currently have one ramp which fits into the porch. In the interim we ask that, if you have them, please bring any portable ramps of your own to assist you over the steps. Once in the hallway, all areas of the centre are accessible. There is room for a wheelchair to fit face-on to the toilet to facilitate forward transfers.

We meditate on straight-backed conference-style chairs and there are cushions on which you can rest your feet to make yourself comfortable. The meditation room is fully accessible with plenty of room for a wheelchair.

If you have any other queries please contact us at the centre. We are happy to help you in any way we can.

Bookshop

We have a bookshop selling Buddhist books, images and other items. You are welcome to make purchases during the course. We accept cash, card payments and cheques.

The January Retreats will be guided by Resident Teacher Kelsang Rak-ma

Cost & Booking

You do not need to book and there is no fee for the January Retreats – donations are welcome.

Refreshments are provided. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch.