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Living Buddha
Purley Chase
Near Nuneaton United Kingdom
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This is the first of a series of three retreats exploring the relevance of the Three Jewels to our everyday life in the 21st century. Practitioners may join these retreats on a one-off basis, but are encouraged to attend two or all three, if possible, to explore different aspects of the practice.

This in-depth retreat entitled 'Living Buddha runs from 5.00pm, Friday, 15th February,2019 to 4.30 pm on Sunday,17th  and will allow us to explore ways in which we can bring being awake and realising the mind of understanding and compassion into our daily lives.

The retreat is suitable for those with an established understanding of mindfulness and a regular practice and will include:

    -  Set texts to study beforehand (details to be distributed in due course);

    -  Set meditations to practice beforehand from Blooming of a Lotus;

    -  Opportunities to practice guided and silent meditations, sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating and noble silence;

    -  The opportunity to learn from others through dharma sharing and exploration; and

    -  Dharma talks from UK Dharma Teachers.

The retreat will be led by UK Dharma Teachers Dene Donalds and Leslie Collington at the Purley Chase retreat centre which offers comfortable accommodation and beautiful grounds in the North Warwickshire countryside.

The retreat is being organised by the Community of Interbeing. We are a growing network of people in the UK who practice mindfulness and aspire to develop peace and happiness in ourselves and in the world by living according to the teachings on global ethics of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. His teachings, which can be followed by people of all ages and any religion or none, are notable for their emphasis on joy, engagement in the world, and integrating the practice of mindfulness into daily life. We are a registered educational charity which offers a programme of courses, retreats and events and encourages and supports local groups that meet to practice mindfulness.  We encourage anyone coming on our retreats to become a member of the Community of Interbeing by accessing the national website

Purley Chase is an extended and refurbished retreat centre in the heart of Warwickshire and is set in seven acres of beautiful grounds enhanced by some spectacular specimen trees.  

The address is Purley Chase Lane, Mancetter, Atherstone, Warwicks., CV9 2RQ  and despite its rural position the Centre can be easily accessed  by road and rail.  

If travelling by car, the Centre is just over 2 miles south of the A5 near Atherstone and can be accessed from all points of the compass via the motorway network using the M1, the M6, the M42 or M69.  If travelling by rail, the nearest mainline station is Nuneaton which is on the main London/Lancashire line whilst the local line station is Atherstone.  Local taxi services include AAA Taxis on 01827 713 637, A.R.L Cars on 01942 888 111, or Atherstone taxis on 01827 712 427.

There is a mixture of single and shared rooms together accommodation for people requiring wheelchair access.  Bedrooms will be distributed on a first come first served basis. When allocating bedrooms we will assume that you are prepared to share with people of the same sex bedroom unless you contact us at .

We have asked for a vegan diet at Purley Chase and are assured that other diets - gluten/dairy free etc - can be catered for.  Please confirm special dietary requirements further on in the booking process.

There will be an opportunity to offer Dana (generosity,giving) for the teachers during the weekend.

The weekend retreat will cost £170.  For those on low incomes there are four supported places at £127.50. A further four places are available for young practitioners with Wake Up at £85. Your assistance with the cost of the supported and Wake Up places would be much appreciated and can be given by choosing to pay either of the higher rate fees.

Supported places - The supported places are intended to be for people who have been practising for at least 12 months with the Community of Interbeing and who are in receipt of state benefit or in financial difficulty.  Supported places are offered on an honesty and first come first served basis.

Wake Up places
To encourage participation in the Community of Interbeing Dharma Training Programme by young practitioners who are members of Wake Up, we are offering four places at a substantial 50% discount.  These shared bedroom places are intended for those who have been practising for at least 12 months with Wake Up, who are on a low income and who are unable to meet the cost of a supported place.  The four places are offered on an honesty and first come first served basis.

Payment of the full fee will be needed to book a place on the retreat and in the event of a cancellation before 17th January a refund of the amount paid, less £50 to cover administration fees, will be possible.  No refunds will be possible after 17th January.
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We are very much looking forward to being with you at Purley Chase in February and sharing our practice of 'Living Buddha'.


Purley Chase (View)
Purley Chase Lane, Mancetter, Atherstone, Warwickshire
Near Nuneaton CV9 2RQ
United Kingdom


Other > Spiritual

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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