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Midwinter Intensive Meditation Retreat
Midwinter Intensive Meditation Retreat

Fri, 20 Dec


Rivendell Retreat Centre

Midwinter Intensive Meditation Retreat

Join Viryadeva and Gambhiralila for a week of intensive meditation at a time when nature calls us to slow down and turn inward. Suitable for people with at least 6 months meditation experience.

Time & Location

20 Dec 2024, 18:00 – 27 Dec 2024, 14:00

Rivendell Retreat Centre, Chillies Ln, High Hurstwood, Uckfield TN22 4AB, UK


The end of December is a time of great significance: the winter solstice signifies death and rebirth, and we too are aware of the impending end of the year and the beginning of a new one. We have a choice to use this time to turn inward and enquire what really is meaningful to us, what we want to take with us into a new phase of our lives.

Retreat details at a glance

  • Timings: Friday evening, 20th December - Friday midday, 27th December, 2024
  • Led by Viryadeva and Gambhiralila
  • Place: Rivendell Retreat Centre
  • Cost: £280 (all inclusive)

Explore the essence of winter

This Midwinter Intensive Meditation Retreat will give you the chance to embark on a transformative journey of slowing down and looking inward. Midwinter is a unique opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of the world behind at a time when it feels the busiest. Instead, we can immense ourselves in the beauty of nature and the depths of our minds.  With one-on-one meditation reviews with experienced meditation teachers, you will be able to take your meditation practice to a new level - a genuine gift to yourself and our interconnected world.

Guided by teachers who are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, we will explore practices designed to cultivate mindfulness, deepen self-awareness, and foster a sense of inner peace. At the tail end of 2024 join us for a week of long meditation sessions, good food and relaxation in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

Who is this retreat for?

This intensive meditation retreat is suitable for people who have been meditating for at least six months. We will be meditating for 5-6 hours daily, with a few days in complete silence. As a result, this retreat is likely to be a strong experience for attendees - if you're unsure whether this retreat is for you, please contact the Croydon Buddhist Centre team via

You can read our Retreat FAQs here.

Retreat cost

This retreat is priced at £280 per person and includes accommodation (in simple shared rooms), good vegan food, and all the teaching. If this is too much, please do get in touch with us - we have a few bursary places available. We don't want lack of money to prevent anyone coming on retreat. Please note, the price includes a £50 non-refundable deposit.

Start and finish times are a guide and exact times will be communicated nearer the time.

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