Come Celebrate Spring!

Buddhist spring celebration for the Leeds sangha
Come Celebrate Spring!

Come join us for a Celebration of Spring with at The Hermitage Buddhist retreat centre this Thursday – 29th March! An opportunity to come and play in the green valleys of Wales.

Building on the success of our children’s mindful play afternoons, Tara and her friends will lead some mindfulness games, arts and crafts, and exploring. Open to all the family – even parents!

The event will run from 9.30 until midday. Refreshments provided.

But why not make a day of it? If you still have energy after all the play, there is plenty to explore in the local area in the afternoon. Enjoy walking on the lovely Criccieth beach or explore Criccieth castle – just four miles away, or why not take a drive into the stunning Snowdonia National Park – a 20 minute drive from the Hermitage.

There is no fixed charge for this event. Donations to cover costs would be welcome. Please email to let us know if you are coming. We’d love you to join us!

Meditation & Teaching Day

Meditation and Buddhist teaching day at retreat centre North Wales
Meditation and Buddhist Teachings in Wales

An invitation to members of our Leeds Buddhist meditation group to join us at the Hermitage Buddhist retreat centre in North Wales for a day or weekend in March.

The main day is Saturday 10th March and begins with meditation at 10am with guidance offered for those who would like it. Beginners and experienced meditators alike are most welcome. Saturday mornings are held in silence until after lunch. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Lama Shenpen will continue her teaching on this year’s theme of Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness (by Khenpo Tsutrim Gyamtso Rinpoche). The teaching will be given on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm.

There may also be the opportunity to arrange a private talk with Lama Shenpen, or one of the Senior Students at some point during the day.

You are welcome to attend for some or all of the day or to make a weekend of it. Why not consider arriving after lunch on Friday so as to be fresh as a daisy for the mediation and talk on Saturday? You are welcome to join in with our community life and attend our community meditation and puja sessions on Friday and Sunday if you would like, staying through to Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.

This event is by donation. More information and the booking form can be found on the main Awakened Heart Sangha web page: