We have taken the decision to cancel all events until the end of May. We will monitor the unfolding situation and keep you updated.

So far Venerable Canda and Bhante Bodhidamma, have agreed to offer a meditation and discussion session on the day via Zoom. We will be adding a link as soon as possible. Venerable Canda has also sent us links to YouTube video's which cover most of the material for her day(see event page).

May all beings be well and at peace
Bodhi Tree Brighton committee.

Wherever possible the venues we use are wheelchair accessible, but please contact us before booking for a retreat or attending a group. Please also contact us if you have any other particular needs so that we can discuss ways of meeting them. Chairs are available at all of our venues. We welcome feedback on how we can be more inclusive as this is a core value for us.

  • 5th April 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The ennobling quality of contentment is a direct antidote to the cause of suffering: restless desire. Whilst the winds of wanting blow us from past to future, always promising happiness someplace else, contentment enables the mind to linger with loving appreciation in this moment; within this imperfect body and mind. This retreat will show how, when we are contented (more…)

  • 25th April 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this daylong  we will draw attention to the mystery of the heart, Citta in Pali. The heart not only as a physical organ, but as an imaginal and spiritual centre of stillness.  Once the feeling resonance of the heart is activated through meditation, energy work and chanting, we will  develop strategies to rest in (more…)

  • 25th May 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma, one of the most influential vipassana insight meditation teachers of the last century, developed techniques to help us maintain moment to moment mindfulness from the instant we awake to the instant we fall asleep.  This leads not only to spiritual insights into our true, immortal  nature, but also, equally important, to the purification of the (more…)

  • 10th July 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and a teacher in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers, Lama Rod Owens has a blend of formal Buddhist training and life experience that gives him a unique ability to understand, relate and engage (more…)

  • 15th August 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Ajahn Sundara  studied contemporary dance and worked as a dancer and dance teacher until her early thirties when she had the opportunity to meet Ajahn Sumedho in England and to attend one of his dhamma talks and then a retreat. She was one of the first four women ordained by Ajahn Sumedho in 1979 (more…)