Wolf at The Door workshops and retreats are run by a group of friends within the Triratna Buddhist Order: Dayajava, Dharmavadana, Dhivan, Padmacandra, Satyadaka, Satyagita, Varasahaya and Vishvantara co-lead weekends and retreats in various combinations in the UK and further afield, while Satyalila concentrates largely on Order and other special events. Profiles of the team are here.
We are run a full yearly programme of in-person weekends and retreats, as well as online events when possible. Please see below for details concerning individual events. Please also check the websites of host Centres for updates.
A note on booking requirements: Most of our weekend events are open to complete beginners in terms of meditation, Buddhism, or the Triratna Community. However, this may vary from Centre to Centre, so please check this when you book. For our longer retreats, we do ask for experience of meditation and ritual, and often for specifically Triratna Community experience. Such events are not aimed at beginners and include more meditation and ritual than our weekends. We need to be able to rely on retreatants having familiarity with our approach to practice, as well as with Triratna ethics and ethos, in order for the retreat to unfold harmoniously in the deepening ways we hope for. Immersion in the potent combination of personal writing and meditation in a retreat context can be challenging, and we do not wish to expose anyone to such a situation unprepared. Both our Danakosha and Rivendell retreats, for example, are specifically for Triratna regulars, as you will see whenever these are advertised.
Of course no prior writing experience is ever required.
Our 2023 - 2024 programme so far
9th - 10th December 2023: Peace: an online weekend with the West London Buddhist Centre. Open to all. Your facilitators Vishvantara and Dharmavadana. More details and booking here.
2nd - 3rd March 2024: an in-person weekend at the West London Buddhist Centre. Vishvantara and Dharmavadana again guiding. No theme decided yet but booking already here.
3rd - 6th May 2024: an in-person long weekend at the Rivendell retreat centre in Sussex. With Vishvantara, Padmacandra and Dharmavadana. More info and booking here.
8th - 9th June 2024: an online weekend with the West London Buddhist Centre. Vishvantara and Dharmavadana. Theme undecided yet but enquire with WLBC for booking: WLBC.
28th June - 5th July: a week's retreat at the Dhanakosa retreat centre, Scotland. A fantastic opportunity to enjoy the special atmosphere of Wolf at the Door on the beautiful shores of Loch Voil. Led by Dharmavadana, Padmacandra, Satyadaka and Satyagita. More info and booking here.
And there will be more to come later in 2024 online and in person at the West London Buddhist Centre and elsewhere.
Please do email us at Wolf at the Door with any queries or for more information. Go to our Contact page under the More menu.
If you'd like us to run a workshop at your Buddhist centre or retreat centre, or anywhere near you, please get in touch with us.
Meanwhile, do remember Manjusvara’s two excellent books Writing Your Way and The Poet’s Way, both available from Windhorse Publications