Prayers & Formal Kadampa Retreats

About Prayers


​JLC has a programme of daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly prayers which are free for everyone to join. We will be posting more detailed information about these prayers soon, but in the mean time you can look at our calendar to see when they're on.

About Retreats

​In addition to our beginners retreats Jangchub Ling Centre hosts several formal retreats based around Kadampa Buddhist practice. These retreats are free and can be attended by anyone except where indicated, but if you have not been on one of these retreats previously we recommend getting in touch first, so you can check if they're right for you. We ask that all attendees arrive five minutes before session time so that we can start promptly.

Upcoming retreats:

Fasting Retreat


Sunday, 14th April and Monday, 15th April with an introduction on Saturday, 6th April at Jangchub Ling

This special fasting and purification retreat is performed over two days in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It is a very powerful method for purifying negative karma ofbody, speech and mind and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirousattachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings andimproving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

There will be an introduction to the retreat on Saturday, 6th April and the retreat itself will take place on Sunday, 14th and Monday 15th April. Retreat sessions last for about an hour (times listed below) with Mahayana precepts granted at 6.30 am on each day. You do not have to be fasting to attend the retreat sessions.

What happens during the retreat?

Each day starts with taking Precepts and is followed by three retreat session that last for an hour.

You can attend the retreat without taking part in the fasting but if you wish to engage in the fasting aspect of the retreat then please get in touch to to find out the details.

Facility Fee:

The retreat is free for anyone to attend, donations towards running costs welcome.

Session Times:

Precepts 6.30am

Sessions at 7am, 11am, 4pm

Offering to the Spirital Guide on Monday, 15th at 7pm to mark Buddha’s Enlightenment Day