RETREATS

Awakening is the purpose of the Buddha’s teachings. It is the end of all sufferings. Insight meditation cultivates an awareness of the freedom and clarity that is available in each precious moment. These guided retreats will help you to learn about Meditation also deepen your practice if you follow the instructions.


  • Both beginners and experienced meditators can join any retreat.
  • You may continue the practice by staying the Centre for few more days after your retreat.(Please check availability)  
  • You can participate maximum of 2 retreats. This is to give a chance to new meditators.
  • Please apply for retreat at least before 2 weeks.

Please note that you must finish the whole retreat so that you can get maximum benefit. Not joining to the retreat and leaving the retreat earlier is considered to be unfair to other people who are not able to join the retreat because the room is preoccupied by your booking.

* It is not possible to join a retreat once it started and also

* You must stay for the whole retreat and participate in each activity.

* You must reconfirm your reservation before the mention date in the welcome email or reconfirm before 3 weeks to the starting date if you apply earlier,  otherwise it will be cancelled.

  • Please note that this an Authentic Buddhist Meditation Retreat. Not just a holiday camp or simple commercial type of relaxation workshop.
  • The retreat is mainly based on silence and sitting meditation.
                                                              Click below ' Application Form' link to apply for a retreat
Description about the time table. You will get a free copy of this on arrival for retreat.
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RETREATS IN ENGLISH(ER) LANGUAGE 2017
2017 ER 01
Jan 16-23 (7 days) Ended                 
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 16th of Jan
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 23rd of Jan
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 02
Jan 25-29 (4 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 25th of Feb
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 29th of Feb
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 03
Feb 7-12 (5 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 7th of Feb
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 12th of Feb
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 04
Feb 13-22 (9 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 13th of Feb
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 22nd of Feb
Conducted by Dr Paul Koppler 

SELF RETREAT 
Feb 23-28 (5 days) Ended
For meditators with some previous experience. The self- retreat will follow the centre's schedule. Resident meditation teacher will also provide guidance for the meditators. 

2017 ER 06
Mar 3-10 (7 days) Ended                 
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 3rd of
Mar
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 10th of Mar
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 07
Mar 16-26 (10 days) Ended                 
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 16th of
Mar
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 26th of Mar
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul & Paul Van Hooydonck (Belgium)

2017 ER 08
Mar 30-Apr 6 (7 days) Ended                  
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 30th of
Mar
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 6th of Apr
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 09
Apr 20-24 (4 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 20th of Apr
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 24th of Apr
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 10
May 1-8 (7 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 1st of May
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 8th of May
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 10b
May 20-27 (7 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 20nd of May
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 27th of May
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 10c
June 20-25 (5 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 20th of June
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 25th of June
Conducted by Ewen Arnold >>Details

2017 ER 11

July 10-15 (5 days) Ended                  
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 10th of July
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 15th of July
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 12
July 27- Aug 1 (5 days) Ended                  
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 27th of July
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 1st of Aug
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 13
Aug 8-13 (5 days) Ended                  
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 8th of Aug
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 13th of Aug
Conducted by Khema  >> Details

2017 ER 14
Aug 20-25 (5 days) In progress
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 20th of Aug
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 25th of Aug
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 15
Aug 28- Sep 2 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 28th of Aug
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 2nd of Sep
Conducted by Khema  >> Deatils

2017 ER 16
Sep 6-11 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 6th of Sep
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 11th of Sep
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 17
Sep 18-25 (7 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 18th of Sep
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 25th of Sep
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 17b
Sep 28- Oct 3 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 28th of Sep
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 3rd of Oct
Conducted by Ewen Arnold >>Details

2017 ER 18
Oct 12-17 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 12th of Oct
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 17th of Oct
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 19
Oct 26- Nov 2 (7 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 26th of Oct
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 2nd of Nov
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 20
Nov 12-19 (7 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 12th of Nov
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 19th of Nov
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 20b
Nov 25-30 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 25th of Nov
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 30th of Nov
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 21
Dec 4-11 (7 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 4th of Dec
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 11th of Dec
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 22
Dec 12-17 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 12th of Dec
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 17th of Dec
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

2017 ER 23
Dec 19-26 (7 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 19th of Dec
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 26th of Dec
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details

2017 ER 24
Dec 27-Jan 1 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 27th of Dec
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 1st of Jan
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

RETREATS IN ENGLISH(ER) LANGUAGE 2018

2018 ER 01
Jan 15-20 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 15th of Jan 
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 20th of Jan
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul


2018 ER 02
Jan 23-30 (7 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 23rd of Jan 
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 30th of Jan
Conducted by Thomas Khemananda  >>Details


2018 ER 03
Feb 05-10 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 5th of Feb 
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 10th of Feb
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul


2018 ER 04
Feb 12-21 (9 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 12th of Feb
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 21st of Feb
Conducted by Dr Paul Koppler  >> Details


2018 ER 05
Mar 14-24 (10 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 14th of Mar 
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 24th of Mar
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul & Paul Van Hooydonck (Belgium)


2018 ER 06
April 22-27 (5 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 22nd of April
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 27th of April
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul


2018 ER 07
May 22-29 (7 days) Open for applications
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 22nd of May
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 29th of May
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul

RETREATS IN SINHALA(SR) LANGUAGE 2017
2017 SR 01
Jul 6-9 (3 days) Ended
Date of arrival 1-3 pm on the 6th of Jul 
Date of departure after 12.30pm on the 9th of Jul
Conducted by The Centre resident teacher Upul