Online Summer Retreat

 Sun 2nd Aug 2020  All Day

So we can’t “go” on retreat together, but we can “be” on retreat together! Join a group from Sheffield Buddhist Centre on the online summer retreat. It’s open to everyone, whether you’re a newcomer or have been around for a while and it’s free to book.

It’s from 2nd-9th August and you can attend as much of the program as your schedule allows. Order Members from here will be on the team to lead groups from Sheffield, too!

More information and booking here and don’t forget to say you’re from Sheffield (not that we’re getting competitive or anything…)

Here are some ideas about how to be on an online retreat:


We run on a dana (generosity) economy, and don’t charge anything for our Buddhist classes or retreats. In return our sangha supports us very generously through regular standing orders, giving whatever they choose (or giving time or energy to the Centre). We usually only request donations to cover any costs of a retreat and as this retreat is online we have hardly any costs to cover.

If you feel moved to make a donation for this retreat we would ask you to consider either making a one-off donation to the London Buddhist Centre towards their costs, or to consider taking out (or increasing) a standing order to the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.


I first became interested in Buddhism as a teenager from a chance encounter with a book found in my school library. I was immediately struck by how Buddhism taught that I could change how I experience the world and that I could grow as a person. However, it wasn’t until many years later at the Sheffield Buddhist centre, that I began to commit myself fully to Buddhist practice as I saw that practicing Buddhist teachings was having a very positive impact on my life and on the lives of others.

I was delighted to join the Still Learning Team in November 2018. My previous work has been as a teacher and as an artist and I feel privileged to be able to bring those skills together with my passion for Buddhism in order to teach children and young people about Buddhism.


I first came into contact with Buddhism in my final year of university when I attended an introductory course at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. I was instantly captivated by the revolutionary yet practical nature of the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha).

I began to meditate and apply Buddhism into my daily life and found that it actually worked! I had started to view the world differently and in a way that made me happier. I gained great confidence by this and became a committed Buddhist practitioner soon afterwards.

I enjoy sharing with others what I have learnt and how Buddhism has transformed me so I was delighted to join the Still Learning team in October 2013.

Buddhist Artefacts

Suitable for all Key Stages A fun activity for all ages. Explore a range of traditional Buddhist artefacts. Can you guess what they might be used for? Pupils and teachers love the hands-on approach of this game.

Ethics and Kamra

We have a range of exercises and activities, depending on ages and ability levels, exploring Buddhist ethics and their implications for how we might live as Buddhists.  

The Life of the Buddha

How did the Buddha become the Buddha? Who was he before? What is enlightenment?

An understanding of the Buddha’s life story is an indispensable introduction to the religion. We draw out the key aspects using a beautiful painting that depicts the different events from the story.

The Three Jewels

We often theme our tours and visits around the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Dhamra and the Sangha. Find out why the Three Jewels are common and central to all schools of Buddhism.

Stilling Activity

Very popular with both students and teachers, this exercise will give you a taste of what it’s like to meditate.