Here are some common questions that people ask about our meditation courses. If you have any other questions please contact us and we will be happy to help you in anyway.
Q: What courses and retreats are available?
Our courses and retreats range from beginner level to more advanced levels on subjects from mindfulness & loving kindness to compassion & wisdom.
Q: Do I need to be Buddhist to attend a course?
A: No, our courses are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
Q: Do I need to have experience of meditation or Buddhism to attend a course?
A: Mostly no. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. Some experience of Buddhism would only be recommended for deeper Buddhist topics.
Q: If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend a retreat?
A: Yes, but it would be recommended that you attend a more beginner focused course
Q: Which retreats are suitable for someone with some experience of meditation?
A: All of the retreats listed on this site are useful for those with some experience of meditation.
Q: Will I be asked to say anything, or speak in front of a group of people?
A: No. But you can ask questions if you want to.
Q: Is there any physical exercise involved, such as yoga?
A: No. The courses focus on meditation alone.
Q: Can I sit on a chair on retreat or do I have to sit cross legged?
A: Yes, you can sit on a chair! There are also cuhions for those who like to sit on the floor in the traditional cross legged position.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Nothing in particular. However, some people find it useful to bring a notepad and pen.
Q: How should I dress?
A: There are no special requirements, but comfortable clothing is generally best.
Q: Do I need to book in advance?
A: Yes, if possible (as you pay less than at door price). All retreat listed on this website can be booked in advance.