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Women’s Sangha Retreat

Fri 27th Sep : 6:00 pm - Sun 29th Sep : 3:00 pm

£85 – £165
Dakini surrounded by flames

A weekend retreat in Lancashire for everyone in Manchester Buddhist Centre women’s Sangha, including newer members. There will be meditation, talks, reflection, ritual and opportunities to just be in the company of other women practising the Dharma in the beautiful autumn countryside.

Who is this Event for?

It's for anyone who has completed an introductory Buddhism course here, or has attended Saturday morning Tools for Living Your Life for six weeks or more. Please get in touch if you’re not sure. Book Now


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 women 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 your Place

• Book here online or at reception when we're open - 0161 834 9232
• If payment is an issue or you have any questions, email info@manchesterbuddhistcentre.org.uk or ring 0161 834 9232 during opening hours
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
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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 around 30
Bookings close on Wednesday 11th September, or earlier if we reach maximum bookings
• 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 – the venue does not have spares!

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


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Women's Retreat 2024 Standard Rate
£ 165
Women's Retreat 2024 Concession Rate
£ 115
Women's Retreat 2024 Age 18 - 25 Rate
£ 85


Fri 27th Sep : 6:00 pm
Sun 29th Sep : 3:00 pm
£85 – £165
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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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