Program Details

Lamledra Retreat: Working With The Heart Sutra

with Barbara Märtens & Jude Hudson
October 20 / 9:00 AM - October 26 / 9:00 PM

A six-day retreat at Lamledra House on the South Cornwall coast taught by Acharya Barbara Mærtens and assisted by Jude Hudson. Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th October 2019.

We will work with the Heart Sutra to explore and cut through our belief systems, reference points and rigid ideas - not just in terms of thinking or concepts, but also in terms of our perception, how we see the world, how we hear, smell, taste, touch - and in how we regard, and emotionally react to, ourselves and others. Being willing to look into ourselves and the environment so directly, from the point of view of negation or "no", requires courage and humour - but it leaves us glimpsing an understanding of our situation from a fresh and creative, almost innocently positive and rich, perspective.

We will approach the topic through talks and discussion, reciting the Heart Sutra, practicing shamatha meditation and contemplation. We will work a lot outside in the beautiful and vivid environment of Lamledra, and have alternating periods of silence and speaking. Meals will mostly be contemplative style. The retreat is open to all. Simple work tasks will be part of the experience.


Waiting list only

If you are interested in attending and would like further details please email
 [email protected]. The maximum number of participants is 14, so early applications are recommended.

No previous knowledge is needed. The retreat is open to both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.


Lamledra ( is a spacious Edwardian house in a secluded setting overlooking the sea, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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