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The Buddhafield season is upon us!

Posted by Sarah Boak on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 15:42

The Buddhafield season is upon us!

Posted by Sarah Boak on Wed, 22 Mar, 2017 - 15:42

The Buddhafield season begins in April, and the spring weather is drawing us closer to nature and to the land, calling us to a deeper experience of ourselves and others, supported by the earth. 

Highlights of the season include our Total Immersion Retreat - a silent meditation retreat led by experienced meditators Kamalashila and Vajradevi, on our beautiful Broadhembury land in Devon. Beginning on 6th May, the retreat runs for a...

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Buddhafield 2017 Retreats Programme

Posted by Sarah Boak on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 14:58

Buddhafield 2017 Retreats Programme

Posted by Sarah Boak on Tue, 4 Oct, 2016 - 14:58

We’re thrilled to let you know that Buddhafield’s 2017 Retreats programme is now open for booking!

If you’ve never been on a Buddhafield retreat before, or are a regular, come and experience the beauty of nature, meditation, community and connection with us.

Our Sacred Landscape Yatra, which was sold out last year, is walking a sacred route from Feniton to Glastonbury over six days in April. The Women’s Retreat is back,...

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Total Immersion 2016 - places still available

Posted by Sarah Boak on Mon, 9 May, 2016 - 12:18

Total Immersion 2016 - places still available

Posted by Sarah Boak on Mon, 9 May, 2016 - 12:18

Buddhafield Total Immersion 2016: Where Love Meets Wisdom

Led by Kamalashila and Vajrapriya with yoga from Jinavamsa. 

There are still places on this retreat for experienced meditators. A jewel of Buddhafield, this is a glorious opportunity to immerse in deep meditation, embraced in the beauty of nature, for two weeks or a month.  Payment by donation/generosity.  Gorgeous organic meals.  Hot tubs under the stars.  Led by Kamalashila and Vajrapriya with yoga from Jinavamsa. 

20/21st May to 3rd June, or 17th June (20th May is an optional...

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Help Wanted for the 2015 Season

Posted by Satyadarshin on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 11:05

Help Wanted for the 2015 Season

Posted by Satyadarshin on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 11:05If you want a new challenge, an experience of right livelihood and community, or if you have wanted to be part of the Buddhafield team, get in touch now.

We need people throughout the spring and summer to be part of the team that makes Buddhafield happen - building the spaces, creating the community, running the events and cooking the food. If you have any experience that’s great; if not we can train you in first aid, cooking, building...
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GEA 2014 Workshops: Daily Timetable

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 4 Jul, 2014 - 21:23

GEA 2014 Workshops: Daily Timetable

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 4 Jul, 2014 - 21:23Wednesday 16 – Sunday 20 July 2014: booking is still open. You can contact us about the GEA.

Daily Timetable
  • 6.30—8am, Kundalini yoga, Workshop Space 1.
  • 7.15—8am, Meditation, Meditation Space.
  • 8.15—9am, Meditation, Meditation Space .
  • Beginners Meditation, Dharma Dome.
  • 8—9.30am, Hatha Yoga, Workshop Space 1.
  • 9—10am, Qi Gong, Workshop Space 2.
  • 7—11am, breakfast in Buddhafield Café.
  • 10—5pm, workshops (check info boards for what’s on).
  • 11.15—12.45, talk, Dharma Dome.
  • 12—3pm, lunch in Buddhafield Cafe.
  • 3.45—5.15, talk, Dharma Dome.
  • 5.30—6.15, Meditation, Meditation Space.
  • Yoga, Workshop Space 2.
  • 5—9pm, dinner in Buddhafield Café.
  • 7.30pm Ritual .
  • Evening: live music; dance; cinema in the Buddhafield Café.

Additions to...

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Buddhafield Village (family-friendly) Retreats

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 9 May, 2014 - 14:20

Buddhafield Village (family-friendly) Retreats

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 9 May, 2014 - 14:20This year our experiment in Buddhist community living is expanding! We’ll be creating a family-friendly community of practice on our land at Frog Mill on Dartmoor for most of August 2014.

How do we make life a meditation?! Find space and beauty in the midst of it all? As householders, parents, busy people - how do we practise the Buddha’s teachings in all parts of our everyday lives?

There are two new events on this gorgeous...
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Interviews with Buddhafield Team

Posted by Satyadarshin on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 12:40

Interviews with Buddhafield Team

Posted by Satyadarshin on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 12:40Here are the first two in a set of interviews I’m conducting with the Buddhafield Team this summer. In both cases I’ve tried to draw out the inspirations for the events that they support.

Ratnadeva is manager of Buddhafield Retreats and was ordained at Guhyaloka last summer. In my interview with him, we talked about how the planning for the 2014 season was coming along, in the midst of considerable personnel changes in Buddhafield. I...
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Buddhafield: The Soul and the Solstice Retreat

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 25 Apr, 2014 - 11:52

Buddhafield: The Soul and the Solstice Retreat

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 25 Apr, 2014 - 11:52A Journey Through Darkness and Light: 16 — 22 June 2014

The following is an excerpt from a blog post by Abhayajit about the latest in a series of retreats thematically known as Land, Body and Soul.

On the Soul and the Solstice Retreat we will be taking the summer light as our inspiration and exploring what it really means to feel fully alive, through self-exploration, dance, meditation, and ritual.

Darkness must follow light as...
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Engage, Explore, Play: Green Earth Awakening 2014!

Posted by Satyadarshin on Sun, 20 Apr, 2014 - 13:30

Engage, Explore, Play: Green Earth Awakening 2014!

Posted by Satyadarshin on Sun, 20 Apr, 2014 - 13:30Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp: Engage Now, Change the Future: 16 — 20 July 2014

Think there’s no Buddhafield Festival this year??

Well yes, the usual event isn’t happening… but there is a wonderful small festival/gathering happening at the usual Festival time (Wednesday 16 — Sunday 20 July). Quieter and more spacious, the first GEA last May had a wonderful heart-opening atmosphere and sense of community:

“The GEA was a shining highlight of...
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Total Immersion Retreat 2014

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 28 Feb, 2014 - 10:55

Total Immersion Retreat 2014

Posted by Satyadarshin on Fri, 28 Feb, 2014 - 10:55Immerse yourself in a month-long, silent camping retreat in the tranquil Devon countryside. Experienced practitioners can further explore the core meditations of the Triratna Buddhist community, supported by yoga, Chi Kung and ritual, living close to nature in a way similar to the Buddha’s historical followers. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness will be the general framework, led by Kamalashila and an Order team.

Our relationship with the modern world is highly complex but, at heart, our feeling of ease...
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