Retreats and events

Retreats and events

Residential retreats

A meditation retreat can be a great opportunity to deepen your meditation in an environment tailor made to support you. Residential retreats are usually held in silence and are free from the distractions of our daily lives. All retreats offer one on one instruction and flexible schedules so that you can practice in a way that fits your natural rhythm. If you are feeling unsure, or have any questions about whether or not a retreat is right for you, please feel free to contact me, and for regular updates on my upcoming retreats I welcome you to subscribe to my newsletter.

January 10th – February 25th 2024, Old Students Retreat, Javorie retreat centre, Slovakia:

This forty-five day silent retreat is open only to students who have previously sat retreats with me. With an emphasis on deep practice, priority will be given to those who can join for the full retreat. If there are places remaining they will be offered to those who can join for thirty days, and then to those who can join for fifteen days. Slovakian translation will be available to those who need it.
REGISTRATION CLOSED

April 11th – April 15th 2024, Samadhi Yoga Retreat Center, Austin, Texas, USA:

This five day silent retreat is organized by the Dharma Gates community, with an emphasis on bringing the Dhamma to young people ages 18 – 35 (though everyone is welcome to apply). The theme for this short retreat is “falling in love with meditation.” As with all retreats, one on one instruction will be available to all participants, as well as group sessions and Q&A.
Register

April 17th – May 18th 2024, Sitagu Monastery, Austin, Texas, USA:

This one month silent retreat is open to everyone. There is the option to register for 15 days or 30 days with priority given to those who can join for the whole retreat. Registration will be open for one month and places will be awarded by lottery.
REGISTRATION CLOSED

May 31st – June 30th 2024, Holloko Hungary:

This one month silent retreat is open to everyone. There is the option to register for 10 days or 30 days with priority given to those who can join for the whole retreat. Registration will be open for one month and places will be awarded by lottery. Hungarian translation will be available.
Register (Registration open until 15th February 2024)

Old Students' Long Term Retreats

These long-term retreats are open to students who have previously sat residential retreats with me. Typically places are given with a minimum stay of three months and no maximum length of stay. I will support these retreats with regular instruction via zoom.

Retreat House, Teoloyucan, Mexico

This peaceful retreat house can host up to eight dedicated meditators in long-term silent retreat. Places are open to anyone who has previously sat a residential retreat with me. There is a minimum stay of three months and no maximum length of stay. I will be supporting this retreat with two weekly zoom calls.
Apply here.

Wilderness retreat, Dharma Treasure, Tucson AZ, USA 

Our friends at Dharma Treasure have generously offered us two fully sponsored places for meditators who would like to do a long-term wilderness retreat. Participants are expected to be resilient and independent, enthusiastic to practice in remote nature, under a tree or in a cave, coming to collect food once or twice per week. There is a minimum stay of three months and no maximum length of stay. I will be supporting this retreat with a weekly zoom call.
Apply here.

In-person events

If I’m in your area then I welcome you to one of these non-residential events. Come along to practice the Dhamma together and connect with fellow practitioners. For more information about any of the events listed please follow the links below.

28th February 2024, Budapest, Hungary

Join me and the Hungarian sangha for an afternoon of meditation, Q&A, and community building.

 

Address: Impact HUB, 1077, Budapest, Wesselényi utca 17
Date: 28th February, 17:30-20:30

Online events

Here you can find a collection of online events; from Dhamma talks, to group sittings, Q&A sessions, online gatherings and more. For more information about any of these events please follow the links below.

24th February, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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25th March, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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24th April, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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23th May, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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22th June, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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21st July, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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19th August, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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18th September, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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17th October, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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15th November, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

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15th December, 8-10pm UK, Full moon gathering:

Join us online on the full moon night for group meditation and Dhamma discussion.

More info

 

Sangha Support Groups

With there being so much wisdom in our growing community of dedicated meditators it brings me much joy to share with you these Sangha Support groups. Sangha Support groups are run by community members to support the community as a whole. They are here to help us build wise friendship, to establish good habits, to practice accountability, and to learn new skills. Take a look at our current Sangha Support groups below, and if you are interested in leading a group of your own you can apply here.

Online Sangha Support Groups

Mondays 8:30-9:30pm CET (7:30-8:30pm UK time), Sunny Sangha group sitting with Josipa Bicanic
In this weekly group we will be coming together to practice loving-kindness (metta) meditation. The group is facilitated by Josipa Bianca who is a dedicated meditator and a mum. You can join the group for free, and we use English as the main language.
Contact Josipa

 

Tuesdays 7-8pm EST (12am-1am UK time) Group sitting and inspirational reading together with Jonathan Crowley
In this biweekly group we will be coming together to spend half an hour in silent sitting, and half an hour reading together from topical, inspirational Dhamma books. The group is facilitated by Jonathan Crowley who is a long-term practitioner and Dhamma enthusiast. You can join the group for free, and we will use English as the main language.
Contact Jonathan

 

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm UYT (10-11:30pm UK time) Meditemos Uruguay Initiative with Ricardo Antúnez
In this weekly group we will be coming together for a Dhamma talk and group sitting. You are welcome to join us online or in person in Montevideo Uruguay. For more details see the in person group below. The group is facilitated by Ricardo Antúnez who is the founder and mentor at meditemos.uy. You can join the group for free, and we will use Spanish as the main language.
Contact Ricardo

 

Wednesdays 11-12:30am EST (4-5:30pm UK time), Parts Work with Laura Geller
In this weekly group we will be coming together to practice giving wise attention to the various parts of our psychology that can keep us stuck. The group is facilitated by Laura Geller who is a qualified IFS therapist and dedicated meditator. The group is run by dana, and participants are requested to commit to attending for six weeks. Start date is 3rd April.
Contact Laura

 

In Person Sangha Support Groups

Every last Sunday of the month 9:45am- 4:45pm CET, Day retreat with Viktoria Broka, Skultes muiža, Latvia
Every last Sunday of the month we will be coming together for an in-person daylong retreat. The day will include some opening chants, group sittings, a light lunch and a metta circle. There will also be some time for reading suttas and light conversation. The group is facilitated by long-term Dhamma practitioner Viktoria Broka. You can join the group for free, and we use English as the main language.
Contact Viktoria

 

Mondays 10-11:30am UYT, Meditemos Uruguay Initiative, public library “Amado Nervo,” Montevideo, Uruguay with Ricardo Antúnez
In this weekly group we will be coming together for a Dhamma talk and group sitting. You are welcome to join us online or in person in Montevideo Uruguay. For more details see the online group above. The group is facilitated by Ricardo Antúnez who is the founder and mentor at meditemos.uy. You can join the group for free, and we will use Spanish as the main language.
Contact Ricardo