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1-5 September 2017 – 5 day retreat – ‘Finding the Middle Way’ – Martin Evans

5 day retreat.  ‘Finding the Middle Way’

The Buddha called his teachings the Middle Way. That is, the middle way between obsessing after what we like and don’t like; grasping what we desire and running away from what we fear.  Through developing mindfulness and the Buddha’s path, the Middle Way, we can move towards a life in balance.

The primary focus of the retreat will be meditation and mindfulness, and there will be periods for discussion on the theme in the afternoons.  All welcome – suitable for beginners as well as more experienced meditators.

Registration on Friday from 5pm, soup from 6pm, starts 7.15pm, Finishes 2.00pm Tuesday

See, ‘Booking for ALBA retreats’ at top of this page to download a booking form.

ALBA dates for 2017

1 April- day of practice – Annmarie McKay
6 May- day of practice – Ajahn Cittapala – facilitated by Martin Evans
16-18 June – weekend retreat – Martin Evans and Annmarie McKay
15 July- day of practice – Symon Price
1-5 September – 5 day retreat – Martin Evans
28 October- day of practice (N.B. 9.45am start) – Ajahn Amaro – facilitated by Nick Carroll
10-12 November – weekend retreat – Nick Carroll
16 December- day of practice – Symon Price

Days of Practice start at 10am unless otherwise stated – Registration from 9.30am – please aim to arrive by 9.45am. No booking is required. There will be a shared lunch – bring some vegetarian food (which doesn’t need any preparation) to share if you can.

Retreats (shown in bold) require prior booking. To book a place, please download a booking form and complete and return it to  

Booking for ALBA retreats

Please note that ALBA retreats must be booked by completing this  ALBA-Booking-Form. and returning to the email address provided in the form. The forms also contain information about our retreats.

All our retreats are open for bookings:

1-5 September 2017 – 5 day retreat – ”Finding the Middle Way” – Martin Evans

10-12 November 2017 – weekend retreat – Nick Carroll