Everyone is an Artist: A Creative Dharma Retreat

This retreat is suitable for those who have a regular meditation practice and who regularly attend retreats, a centre or a group within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. You will also need to be familiar with, and happy to participate in, Triratna Buddhist devotional practice and ritual (puja), be comfortable with extended periods of sitting meditation and the possibility on some retreats of periods spent in silence.

Are you someone who values creativity, no matter what form it takes? If so, then the Creativity and Dharma retreat is perfect for you.

We'll delve into the Buddha's essential teachings, which show how we are all essentially creative beings:

"Through the ordinary state of being, we’re already creators in the most profound way, creating our experience of reality and composing the world we perceive.”


While this retreat won't be dedicated to making major art pieces, you are invited to bring your own small-scale materials such as pens, pencils, needles, thread, and cameras to explore your creativity and assist with meditative reflections.

We'll be engaging in group discussions and personal reflections on our individual creative processes, putting aside our concerns about producing a specific piece of art. Instead, we'll be exploring ways to expand our creative visions and perspectives on life, which will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of our inner selves, motivations, and inspirations.

Vajradarshini is known for her down to earth approach to Dharma practice. She draws widely on the Buddhist tradition and on contemporary art and culture, weaving them together to create engaging and enjoyable retreats. You can expect a week of reflection and meditation, with some long periods of silence.

For more information on Vajradarshini: https://www.redladderstudio.com/

Covid-secure requirements

We are no longer asking each retreatant to take a lateral flow test before travelling to Rivendell, but we are asking that they bring a test with them in case they fall ill whilst here.

We want those that come to Rivendell to be confident that we are making their stay here as safe as possible.

Concession information

Rivendell has a concessionary rate available for most of its retreats. If you are in need of further financial assistance to help enable you to come on retreat here, please do consider writing to our office team via bookings@rivendellretreatcentre.com explaining your circumstances.

Cancellation policy

All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable in all circumstances. If you wish to cancel your place on a retreat, we require a minimum notice of 4 calendar weeks before a retreat is due to take place, in order that a refund (not the deposit) will be possible. If you cancel and we can't replace you, you will be required to pay half the total cost of the retreat. Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel, as there may be other people waiting for a place on the retreat to become available. Any refund will still be on the basis that we can the fill your space.

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Single Room Availability: 
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Date: Friday, November 8, 2024 to Friday, November 15, 2024

Prices for this event are: £389 - £366 (Conc)

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Please note: there are no spaces for men available on this retreat.