Yoga retreat at Pureland Retreat Centre – Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery.
From Saturday 6th to 13th of June 2015.
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 about 9 years, and this year extended to a full week.
New for this year, 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.
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 (excellent!) home cooked vegetarian meals a day, drinks available throughout the day.
Bookings are now being taken, £150 deposit (non refundable) secures place.
The monastery is about three and half hours drive (from 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.