Date(s) - 28 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mount Angelus Road
Kairos Centre is a Christian nuns’ monastery, with an atmosphere naturally conducive to deep inner reflection and peace, and encourages visitors to hold the space as guests with quiet respect. Set in this very special, spiritual place overlooking Richmond Park, this retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to cultivate a still and happy heart, guided by self-proclaimed ‘meditation junkie’ Ajahn Brahm.
The retreat consists of silent meditation practice, Dhamma talks, guided meditations, Sutta classes, using “The Word of The Buddha,” and Q&A sessions. The schedule will be relaxed and flexible and you will have use of the main hall, lounge and grounds, as well as the beautiful small chapel within the building for extra solitude.
Non-residential retreat tickets are aimed at those who have or are able to find their own accommodation in and around London. Unfortunately we are not able to recommend any accommodation near Kairos Centre. Non-residential guests are asked to bring their own simple packed lunches (sandwiches are good!) as the centre cannot cater for large numbers. Hot drinks served three times a day are included in the ticket.
The retreat begins at 9.00am on Monday 28th October, 2019. On the first two days of the retreat, non-residential guests are welcome to stay until after the evening talk at around 9.30pm, or to quietly leave before then at their convenience. The retreat ends for everyone on Wednesday 30th October at 5.30pm.
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th October:
9am: Arrival and Welcome Tea
9:30am-12:30pm: Meditation and Guidance
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch break (non-residents are to bring their own lunch)
1:30pm-3:30pm: Meditation and Guidance
3:30pm-4pm: Tea break
4pm-5pm: Word of the Buddha Class
5pm-6pm: Own Meditation
6pm-7pm: Tea break (bring snacks if needed)
7pm- 8pm: Group Meditation
8.15pm- 9.30pm: Question and Answer Session.
Wednesday 30th October:
9am: Arrival and Welcome Tea
9.30am-12.30pm: Meditation and Guidance
12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch break (non-residents are to bring their own lunch)
1.30pm-2pm: Group Meditation
2pm-3pm: Word of the Buddha Class
3pm-3:30pm: Tea break
3:30pm-4:30pm: Closing Talk and Metta Meditation
4:30pm-5pm: Discussion on Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project
5pm-5:30pm: Tea and Closing
The payment is refundable minus £75 BEFORE 1st August 2019.
Please note that FROM 1st August no refund will be given, unless someone on our waiting list is able to take your place. If your ticket can be taken by someone else, you will be refunded minus £75. Whilst we will make every effort to offer your ticket on, we are sorry that this cannot be guaranteed.
Organisation is on a volunteer basis which keeps costs low. Ajahn Brahm is kindly coming all the way from Australia to England to help us establish a monastery and there will be opportunity to donate towards that aim at the end of the retreat.
If you would like to contribute to sponsoring accommodation for Ajahn Brahm and Ven Canda, please donate here, reference: ‘monastic costs.’
We may be able to offer some financial assistance to those of limited means through our bursary fund, collected entirely through the generosity of others.
You are welcome to donate to our bursary fund here.
We kindly ask that you do not contact the venue.
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2. If you do not receive your ticket within an hour, please email us.