"In the stillness and silence of retreat, we glimpse and return to that deep inner nature, that we have so long ago lost sight of amid the busyness and distraction of our minds." Sogyal Rinpoche
Lerab Ling welcomes anyone who wishes to take a break from their daily life and dedicate some time to contemplation and reflection, regardless of their spiritual tradition or beliefs. Rigpa instructors who have completed a three-year retreat under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche, individually guide each person and support them throughout their stay.
A Supportive Programme – The emphasis is on personal practice however, group meditation sessions are offered twice a day (except Sunday afternoon). They include time for questions and answers. It is also possible to meet individually with the instructors and meet the monastic and lay members of the Lerab Ling community.
Resources – During your retreat you will have access to the temple shrine rooms for your personal practice, as well as to a library of audio and video teachings on meditation, the fundamentals of Buddhism, healing, finding peace, relationships and overcoming depression, in order to support your personal study.
Personal Retreats for Rigpa Students – A retreat helps us to go much deeper into the practice than we are often able to in our busy daily lives. It is up to you for how long you want to go into retreat, from a few days, to months, a year or even longer. During your retreat you will receive advice on setting up your practice schedule and on how to make the most of your retreat. If you wish, you may join the practising sangha for the daily group practices. Each retreatant has access to a selection of Sogyal Rinpoche's teachings for personal study.