The Calling - Online Spring Meditation Weekend

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.

Deadline for booking on this retreat is Friday 19 March at 13:00 (UK time)

To take part online at this weekend costs £60 (£30 concession) to book, plus a recommended donation of £30-50 (this donation can be paid at the booking checkout).

Please note:

1. That the automated booking confirmation that you will receive will contain information that relates to a residential retreat, so please ignore that. It would cost money that we don't currently have to change our systems to reflect the circumstances of these special online events.

2. You will receive a joining email from us close to the start of each event (ideally the day before), with a Zoom link that will work for the whole of that particular retreat online event.

3. Zoom is a simple online communications platform that is very easy to use. If you have not used it before, we suggest that you download this programme and install for free before your retreat is due to take place. You can find the programme at this link: If you have any questions about using Zoom, please contact us at

Retreat information

In the maelstrom of modern life we can easily lose a sense of what's most important to us - our heart’s longing. On this meditation retreat, learn to listen more deeply to yourself by contacting and abiding in more authentic and meaningful states of being. The heart longs to be free, expansive and connected. Limited and banished parts of us long for kindly attention.  These forces are calling. To help us respond to this calling, we will draw on the supportive qualities of the elements, guided personal inquiry, mindful movement, creative ritual and lots of quiet sitting.

Retreat schedule (UK times):

Friday, March 19th

7:00-8:30pm    Retreat welcome, introductions and dedication ceremony

Saturday, March 20th

8:00-9:00am    Optional movement and meditation

10:30-1:00pm   Input, meditation and inquiry

4:00-5:30pm     Input, meditation and inquiry

Sunday, March 21st

8:00-9:00am    Optional movement and meditation

10:30-1:00pm   Input, meditation and inquiry

4:00-5:30pm    Q and R, reporting out, and closing ritual

NB Schedule may be subject to change

Balajit lived and worked at the Vajraloka retreat centre in Wales for many years where he also led retreats. He is currently based in Birmingham where he combines work as a trauma therapist (SHEN, Somatic Experiencing and NARM) with leading Buddhist retreats and events across the UK.

Singhashri is a Buddhist meditation and secular mindfulness teacher curious about what our world needs now and how she might help. She teaches meditation as a means to awakening to love, beauty and truth and has committed her life to supporting collective awakening and the joy and freedom found there. She can be found on insight timer at and her website

Retreat Leaders: 
Singhashri and Balajit
Single Room Availability: 
Sorry, but the single room is not available on this retreat now
Retreat Type: 
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021 to Sunday, March 21, 2021

Prices for this event are: £60 - £30 (Conc)

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