The window for registrations has now closed, to be added to the Waiting List please click here
Last year the camp booked out very quickly on the day registrations opened, we would love to be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to participate, but due to the numbers of people wanting to come we are unable to do so.
This year rather than simply give the places to whoever is able to most quickly register when bookings open, we have decided to have a window for registration until January 12th.
We will then use a lottery system to determine the allocation of places and will let you know whether you have a place by January 20th.
We hope that this will enable a balance to be struck between our deep wish to both include as many returning campers as we can, while also making space for new participants.
Costs of the Camp (including food)
Children under 3 are free
3 to 17 year olds £125-£160
All prices are sliding scale, please pay what you can afford within these amounts.
Dana (donations) are invited for the teaching at the end of the camp.
You are warmly invited to participate in our annual BuddhaDharmaSangha camp – a gathering of dharma friends new and old. The camp is a wonderful opportunity to practice Dharma in the time honoured way of the Buddha – together with a like minded Sangha; the community, co-created by each of us; held by and being part of the wider community of the natural world.
We will combine Insight Meditation, Qigong, Soulfulness and Community Practises with being together in both silence and conversation.
We will devote time for sharing our experience in seeking to apply the dharma to our lives and the world, exploring ways to nurture spiritual companionship.
There will be space for formal practices, dharma teachings sharing groups, rituals as well as time for enjoying our being part of the natural world and hanging out with others, walks, swimming in the river, nights around the campfire, star gazing, songs, stories and… whatever we decide to create!
If you decide to book a place on the camp we are ask that you commit to a wholehearted participation in the core structural elements of camp, including:
- engaging in the practices and teachings offered
- attending daily camp gatherings and small group sharing meeting
- keeping the morning silence
These are essential parts of what makes the BDS such a unique and wonderful field of spiritual practice and community.