Buddhafield North Camping Retreats
For years now, our Centre has had a very close connection to Buddhafield North, and many Manchester people are involved in running their annual summer camping retreats. They’re held at a beautiful hillside location in West Yorkshire, with great views and wonderful walks, and all activities are outdoors or under canvas.
Without a retreat centre of our own, and with no outdoor space at our very urban centre, many of us have made Buddhafield North’s retreats a key part of our year. If you’re thinking of coming along this year, there will be plenty of friendly Manc faces! If you’re booking, let us know on the sign-up sheets going up in the Centre as summer gets nearer.
This Summer’s Retreats
There are two retreats this year, a meditation retreat in June and a family friendly open retreat later in the summer. This isn’t as many as in pre-Covid times, and numbers will be smaller than usual on the open retreat, so it’s worth booking early.
A week of meditation and living a simple life outdoors and in nature, 3rd – 10th June, led by Tejapushpa, Silabodhi and Sraddhatara. Waged: £240; Unwaged: £180
Family Friendly Open Retreat
A longer retreat this year, spent as a community of about eighty people with a maximum 32 children and young people. 30th July – 30th August, Waged: £220; Unwaged: £160, children half price
Opening Times & more
Mission statement from our charity registration
The advancement of the Buddhist religion, in particular:
- To encourage members and others to live in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha
- To support ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and other duly ordained Buddhists at the discretion of the Council of Manchester Buddhist Centre
- To maintain close communication with, and work under the guidance of, the Triratna Buddhist Order and in co-operation with other groups with the same objects
- To use applications of the Buddha’s teaching to promote the health and well-being of all