Beginners Meditation Retreat

When

6pm Friday 8th -
2.30pm Sunday 10 December 2017

Where

Mucklagh House, County Wicklow.

This former hunting is cosy, comfortable, and surrounded by woods. It’s a 90 minute drive from Dublin City.

See location on Google maps

Who this retreat is for

  • Complete beginners who want to learn to meditate
  • Meditators with some experience who’ve never been on retreat before

The retreat leader

The retreat will be led by Vajrashura; the manager of the DBC who’s been meditating for 17 years and teaching meditation for 12 years.

What they say

The retreat is a brilliant way to deepen your meditation after the intro to meditation course. Restful and insightful. Highly recommended!
- Rick, Wicklow weekend retreat

The most worthwhile thing I've done in a long time.
- Hugh, Wicklow weekend retreat

If you want to get off the motorway of modern life for a while and park somewhere quiet to reflect and review the direction you are taking in your journey... A retreat with the Dublin Buddhist Centre can offer you a change of oil, new spark plugs, a cleaner windscreen, tightened suspension and quite possibly update your Sat-nav so that you may finally know where you are going.
- Colin, Wicklow weekend retreat

What happens on retreat

Friday

6pmArrival
6.30pmDinner
8pmWelcome talk, introductions and guided meditation

Saturday

7.30amMeditation, including teaching
9amBreakfast
11amMeditation, including teaching
1pmLunch
3pmMindful walk around the beautiful Mucklagh grounds
4.15pmMeditation
6pmDinner
7.30pmTalk on meditation in daily life, followed by meditation and some chanting

Sunday

7.15amMeditation
9amBreakfast
10.45amMeditation
12pmShort clear-up
12.40pmReporting out
1.40pmLunch
2.30pmDepart

What people enjoy most

We asked previous retreat participants what the highlights were for them. They answered:

  • Meeting others on the retreat
  • The meditation
  • The food
  • The chance to think

The food

All dishes are vegan, but don’t let that put you off. We’ve astounded by many omnivores on our retreats who admitted they had no idea vegan food could be so tasty and filling!

Every meal is cooked from scratch, and there is always enough for second helpings. No one ever goes hungry on our retreats.

The accommodation

The building is an old house, relatively recently converted, and is comfortable. Most bedrooms have two single beds and share a bathroom with an adjoining room. There are also two newly converted dormatories which have three single beds in each of them, and an adjoining toilet.

There is also a beautiful shrine room for meditating.

The cost

We do tiered pricing, depending on the circumstances.

€220 waged
€180 low-waged
€130 unwaged or student

 
 

Beginners Meditation Retreat

When

6pm Friday 8th -
2.30pm Sunday 10th December 2017

Where

Mucklagh House, County Wicklow.

This former hunting is cosy, comfortable, and surrounded by woods. It’s a 90 minute drive from Dublin City.

See location on Google maps

Who this retreat is for

- Complete beginners who want to learn to meditate

- Meditators with some experience who’ve never been on retreat before

The retreat leader

The retreat will be led by Vajrashura; the manager of the DBC who’s been meditating for 17 years and teaching meditation for 12 years.

What they say

The retreat is a brilliant way to deepen your meditation after the intro to meditation course. Restful and insightful. Highly recommended!
- Rick, Wicklow weekend retreat

The most worthwhile thing I've done in a long time.
- Hugh, Wicklow weekend retreat

If you want to get off the motorway of modern life for a while and park somewhere quiet to reflect and review the direction you are taking in your journey... A retreat with the Dublin Buddhist Centre can offer you a change of oil, new spark plugs, a cleaner windscreen, tightened suspension and quite possibly update your Sat-nav so that you may finally know where you are going."
- Colin, Wicklow weekend retreat

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What happens on retreat

Friday

6pm
Arrival

6.30pm
Dinner

8pm
Welcome talk, introductions and guided meditation

Saturday

7am
Rise

7.30am
Meditation, including teaching

9am
Breakfast

11am
Meditation, including teaching

1pm
Lunch

3pm
Mindful walk around the beautiful Mucklagh grounds

4.15pm
Meditation

6pm
Dinner

7.30pm
Talk on meditation in daily life, followed by meditation and some chanting

Sunday

6.45am
Rise

7.15am
Meditation

9am
Breakfast

10.45am
Meditation

12pm
Short clear-up

12.40pm
Reporting out

1.40pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Depart

What people enjoy most

We asked previous retreat participants what the highlights were for them. They answered:

- Meeting others on the retreat
- The meditation
- The food
- The chance to think

The food

All dishes are vegan, but don’t let that put you off. We’ve astounded by many omnivores on our retreats who admitted they had no idea vegan food could be so tasty and filling!

Every meal is cooked from scratch, and there is always enough for second helpings. No one ever goes hungry on our retreats.

The accommodation

The building is an old house, relatively recently converted, and is comfortable. Most bedrooms have two single beds and share a bathroom with an adjoining room. There are also two newly converted dormatories which have three single beds in each of them, and an adjoining toilet.

There is also a beautiful shrine room for meditating.

The cost

We do tiered pricing, depending on the circumstances.

€220 waged
€180 low-waged
€130 unwaged or student