Stage Five: The School Retreat

The School Retreat is a week-long residential intensive. It is suitable for people who have been meditating seriously for some time in our tradition, and have some experience of integrating meditation into daily life. It forms a very natural progression from the Essential Teaching Weekend. It is a time of silence and stillness with a daily flow of meditation, a short talk, and regular meetings with one of the retreat leaders. It offers a profound integrated experience of both sides of the spiritual journey of meditation – of solitude and fellowship, and gently opens participants to explore how they are called to share the gift.

If you would like to know about School Retreats to be held in your country or region you should contact your National School Coordinator, National or Regional Coordinator.

If you are considering holding a School Retreat you should first contact Director of the School of Meditation, Kim Nataraja