• Yoga Weekend at Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery.

    Yoga Weekend at Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery.

    Yoga retreat in Scotland at Pureland Retreat Centre

    From 20th to 23rd of September 2018


    Experience serenity, calm and restoration with Andrew’s annual Yoga retreat set in the grounds of  the oldest Buddhist Monastery in Europe. Andrew has run this retreat successfully for over 10 years.

    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 LyngArriving on the evening of the 20th and getting together for an early supper, we will enjoy a relaxation/yoga nidra session to ground ourselves after travelling.

    On the Friday and Saturday we will have an early morning Meditation and Pranayama session, followed by a mid morning Asana (yoga postures) practice. In the afternoon on both days there will be time for some questions and answers, followed by another Asana session with Pranayama and some Meditation.

    On Sunday we will have the early morning Meditation and Pranayama practice, followed by the mid morning Asana practice. Departure is after lunch on the Sunday.

    We will observe silence until after breakfast.

    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 £ 355 which includes all tuition, a single room per person, breakfast, lunch and supper on Friday and Saturday, supper on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. The retreat offers fruit and hot drinks available throughout the day. Arrival time is flexible, departure is after lunch on the Sunday.


    Bookings are now being taken, £150 deposit (non refundable) secures place, full payment by 10th of September 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.