After much consideration we have very sadly come to the conclusion that we must cancel the BuddhaDharmaSangha camp this year.
We know many of you will be very disappointed and with this in mind, we are offering a much smaller self organised Gathering of BuddhaDharmaSangha campers, Saturday August 21st – 28th.
At the moment the Gathering is full, however we may have some places available over the next week if we have cancellations. See below for more information and how to register your interest to be on the wait list.
We are prioritising places for those who have already attended the camp before and are familiar with the community, the culture and the site. We expect about 35 adults and 15 children.
This is a self organised Gathering of BDS campers who wish to be in the field, engaging in dharma practice and being together as a community. This will be a new adventure offered in the spirit of sustaining the connections within our community, while knowing we cannot replicate the usual level of structure and support the regular BDS camp has offered over the years. We will all need to share the tasks of taking care of what is needed in order to co-create the Gathering.
Gathering of BDS Campers
• Yanai and Brad will offer some initial guidance and frameworks at the beginning of the Gathering for what may be supportive for everyone over the week. At the moment it looks unlikely that Catherine and Kirsten will be coming to the Gathering.
• we will have a very simplified site – the 21’ small yurt (Serendi), the large tea marquee (without any straw bales), a basic dish washing area with hot water, a water tap and loos.
• there will be a much less structured programme, without the usual team of teachers, managers and children’s team. We are all invited to be involved in the various organising and support functions.
• there is no kitchen, so you will need to bring your own vegetarian food, cooking equipment, washing up bowl, crockery and cutlery.
• we are prioritising places for those who have already registered and who have attended the camp before and are familiar with the culture. We expect about 35 adults and 15 children.
• we ask that everyone helps with take down the marquee, small yurt and wash up area on the afternoon of Friday 27th, then we take down the loos on the morning of the 28th and we all leave by midday, returning the field to its ’empty’ nature.
We are seeking to manage the risk and create an environment where we feel safe and relaxed, as well as doing everything we can to prevent the virus entering the gathering.
Costs to cover the basic expenses
£100 per adult
£35 per child aged 3-17 years old
Under 3’s are free