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Men’s Sangha Retreat

Fri 20th Sep : 6:00 pm - Sun 22nd Sep : 3:00 pm

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Our annual weekend retreat in Lancashire is a great opportunity to hang out and practise together in beautiful surroundings, and an excellent first retreat for men who are quite new to our community

Who is the Retreat for?

It's for Order members, Mitras and anyone who has attended two Going Deeper courses, or been coming to Tools for Living or Young Buddhists for six months. You will need to be familiar with the two meditation practices we teach here, and open to Buddhist ritual. Please get in touch if you’re not sure.

Health Issues

If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.


The retreat is at Brinscall Hall near Chorley, Lancashire, a beautiful Victorian country house set in rambling gardens – map link below. Owned by the School of Practical Philosophy, Brinscall Hall is used to hosting retreats. All vegan meals are included, and lots of cups of tea. Please contact us on vols@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk if you have any medical requirements around food.

Disabled access is good on the ground floor but less so upstairs – please get in touch with any queries. Accommodation is in shared rooms with a very limited number of bedrooms for those with medical requirements – please contact us on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk to discuss arrangements before booking. There’s plenty of camping space if you prefer the outdoors and can bring your own equipment.

Any other queries about the venue, please contact us on vols@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk, not the venue. Thanks.


£165 standard rate / £115 concessionary / £85 age 18 - 25. Payment still a problem? As a small unfunded charity, the Centre relies on the generosity of people who come here, but we don't want to turn anyone away from our events. Please contact the Centre Team on info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk and we'll work something out with you.
• Booking information to follow

Retreat Fund

Sangha members who cannot afford a retreat may be able to get help from our retreat bursary fund. Or if you can, please give to the fund so everyone gets the chance to go on retreat.

More Information

• Maximum number of participants is 29
• Bookings close on Wednesday 11th September
• Full joining details will be sent after booking
• Please arrive between 4 – 6 pm in time for the evening meal
• There’s a local train station and taxi service and we encourage people to travel together
• You need to bring your own bed linen please for a single bed – the venue does not have spares!
• You might like to bring a note book and pen

Not been on Retreat before?

Well, here’s a great place to start, in the friendly company of some faces you may already know or have seen online, all of us coming together to create a sense of community and belonging as we share our journey together. A Manchester Buddhist Centre retreat can help you develop friendship, deepen meditation and discover new inspirations for your practice.

What if I have to cancel?

Get in touch - you can­:
• Transfer to a similar event when possible
• Cancel and get a full refund if the event is more than 14 days away
• Cancel, but with a cancellation charge of £10 for a day event or six-week course; £20 for a weekend event; £50 for a residential retreat, if less than 14 days from the event date


Fri 20th Sep : 6:00 pm
Sun 22nd Sep : 3:00 pm
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Brinscall Hall
Dick Lane, Brinscall
Chorley, Lancashire PR6 8QL United Kingdom
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Suitable for?
Sangha, Mitras, GFR Mitras, Order Members
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