• 2016 Yoga Retreat at Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery

    2016 Yoga Retreat at Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery

    Yoga retreat at Pureland Retreat Centre – Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery. 

    From Saturday 18th to 25th of June 2016.20150612_175221

    Experience serenity, calm and restoration with Andrew’s annual Yoga retreat set in the grounds of  the oldest Buddhist Monastery in Europe. This retreat has been run successfully for 10 years, and now extended to a full week.

    Additional evening activities such as Mandala drawing and meditations, candle gazing, Mantra and Prana (energy) work.

    Looking out over the River Esk in the peaceful hills of the Scottish borders, ‘Purelands’ at Samye Ling is an ideal setting to inspire, exhilarate and offer time for reflection in our busy lives. The retreat will offer asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra. There will be time and opportunity to walk around the meditation garden, venture up the fairy hill or talk a stroll along the river bank, maybe catching a glimpse of the otters in the unspoiled natural surroundings.

    Samye LyngThere will be an early morning Meditation and Pranayama session, followed by a mid morning Asana (yoga postures) practice. In the afternoon there will be time for some questions and answers, followed by another Asana session with Pranayama and some meditation. The evening meal will be followed by activities.

    Every morning will be silent as well as one full day of silence (mouna).

    Friends are also welcome to observe or participate in the meditations and puja performed in the very colorful traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple.

    All accommodation is in basic but comfortable single rooms with three home cooked vegetarian meals a day, drinks available throughout the day.

    Price £ 595 which includes all tuition, a single room per person, all meals and drinks. Arrival time is flexible with the first session at 6 pm. Departure is after lunch on the Sunday 25th of June

    20150610_195131

    Bookings are now being taken, £150 deposit (non refundable) secures place, full payment by 10th of June please.
    The monastery is about three and half hours drive from Manchester and Macclesfield.
    Car sharing may be available.

    Address: Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery Eskdalemuir Langholm,  Dumfriesshire, Scotland

    NB this is a yoga retreat not a Buddhist retreat and is open to everyone from beginners to advanced students.