Regular activities

Weekly meditation workshop – Saturday 2 – 4pm

Every Saturday there is a meditation workshop between 2 and 4pm, held in the Temple. The workshops, led by a sangha member, offer instruction in sitting and walking meditation and the opportunity to ask questions on practice. There is no charge for attending and no booking is necessary. From January until March, during our annual winter retreat, these sessions will be lead by an experienced lay teacher.

⟶ Upcoming meditation workshops

Bodhinyana Group

A weekly meditation and discussion group that meets in the Bodhinyana hall in the monastery on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm with the option to join on zoom as well. 

If you would like to join, please email [email protected].

⟶ Upcoming Bodhinyana Group meetings

Family events

Events for families include the Rainbows Weekend held in May, an Introductory Weekend in June and a nine-day Family Camp held in August. These events are an opportunity to explore the Buddhist teachings in the context of family and community. There is also a more formal weekend retreat for teenagers (13-19 years) in October, and a Creative Weekend for adults. All these events are led by members of the monastic sangha, in cooperation with a group of lay coordinators. For further information or to book any of these events, please visit the Family Camp website.

ALBA – Amaravati Lay Buddhist Association

Day retreats (hybrid)

ALBA day retreats are held online and in-person.

The day is led by an experienced lay teacher and includes  periods of guided and silent meditation practice with a break around midday, followed by reflections on the theme and Q & A. The day ends at 4.30pm. Those new to Buddhism or to this tradition are also welcome. 

If joining online – you can use this zoom link to join early morning puja at 6am and main programme at 9.30am-

If you are joining in-person please arrive at the Retreat Centre shrine room to register between 9 and 9.30am.

⟶ See our calendar for upcoming ALBA Days of Practice

ALBA Saturday Morning Pujas (online)

Saturday morning puja and meditation led by lay practitioners, 6.30am to 7.30am each Saturday – Zoom link (** Please note once a month, on retreats – we will have an earlier start at 6am.)

Practicalities of joining in-person at the monastery, for the programme and for more information on the day please visit or email: [email protected]

BWN – Buddhist Women’s Network

The Buddhist Women’s Network was set up in 2004 by women associated with Amaravati, and meets regularly in person and on zoom.

The group runs online practice afternoons and in-person day and weekend retreats at Amaravati Retreat Centre. These provide an opportunity to develop spiritual friendship and support each other in our practice.

Our events are led by experienced lay women, and include periods of (sitting and walking) meditation, sharing and discussion.

Beginners and those new to the tradition are welcome, as well as experienced practitioners.

For further information about our events, please contact us at [email protected] (or click here to see our forthcoming events.)