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Yoga Retreat at Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery

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.

From Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July 2024

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 offers asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra. There will be time and opportunity to walk around the meditation garden, venture up the fairy hill or take a stroll along the river bank, maybe catching a glimpse of the otters in the unspoiled natural surroundings.

Arriving on the Thursday evening and getting together for an early supper, we will enjoy a relaxation/yoga Nidra session to ground ourselves after travelling.

Early morning Meditation and Pranayama sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, followed by a mid morning Asana (yoga postures) practice. Afternoon session including questions and answers, Asana, Pranayama quiet sitting on Friday and Saturday. Departure is after lunch on the Sunday. Silence time will be limited to every morning 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. Hot drinks available throughout the day.


Price £415 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: anytime between 3 and 6 pm. Departure after lunch on the Sunday.

Bookings are now being taken, £150 deposit (non refundable) secures place, full payment by mid June 2024

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.

18 July
Thursday @ 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Start:
    18th July @ 3:00 pm
  • End:
    21st July @ 3:00 pm
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Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery

Langholm, DG13 0QL United Kingdom

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