Good Friday 7 April – Monday 10 April 2023

The Essence of Calm Abiding 
with Michael Joseph

Our lives are busy; our minds are busy. The busy mind is a mind that is never at rest, moving from one thought to the next without pause. With such a busy mind it is hard to find peace or contentment. Our experience is pervaded by uncertainty, leading to anxiety and stress. In the longer-term our health can be affected.

Calm abiding is a profound meditation practice for settling and focusing the mind. It is the means for developing a clear and relaxed mind; a state of mind that brings enduring peace and happiness. Facility with calm abiding is the prerequisite for developing all the realisations of the Buddhist path.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2023 Easter retreat, to be led by Michael Joseph. Michael is a long-time student of the Society’s founder and spiritual guide, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden

On-site attendees can choose to stay at the centre.  Accommodation is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Participants are also able to attend onsite on a daily basis. However, living onsite gives the fullest retreat experience.  

The retreat is fully catered and there is ample opportunity during the session breaks to stroll and enjoy the peace of the centre’s beautiful gardens.

Tibetan Buddhist Society members can redeem their annual Retreat discount voucher for this event. If you would like to become a member click here.


The retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike.

There will be six meditation sessions each day. The first session will commence at 7am on Friday 7 April and the retreat will finish after lunch on Monday 10 April.

The retreat will be held on-site in the beautiful environment of the Peaceful Land of Joy meditation centre.  Participants also have an option to attend online.


There are a number of ways you can attend the retreat. You can live-in, attend but not live-in, or attend on-line. For all options, you will need to register here.


For more information about the Easter retreat, please email