We hope that the camp will be able to happen if the Covid-19 pandemic situation allows and with the appropriate guidelines that are necessary at the time. However, we may decide to not go ahead if we think the situation, contrary to government assessment, is still too risky and/or the restrictions in place or logistical factors make it very difficult to run a camp.
Our intention is to re-assess the situation towards the end of March and post an update in early April with how things are looking and the possibilities of the camp happening.
We would hope to be able to give those who have registered in this way first refusal of place(s) on the camp should we be able to go ahead.
Costs of the Camp (including food)
Adults aged 18-24yrs £185-£245
3 to 17 year olds £145-£190
Children under 3 are free
All prices are sliding scale, please pay what you can afford within these amounts.
Dana (donations) are invited for the teachers 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.
The days will include Insight and Samatha Meditation, Qigong and movement, as well as relational and community practices. The mornings will be devoted to noble silence.
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.