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To attend a NBW retreat you are required to have taken our Introduction Session for beginners and newcomers and attended at least a couple of the regular Community Sessions. These retreats are popular, so reserve early. 

Next Residential Community Retreat

Fri 18th – Sun 20th Sep 2020 (Cancelled due to Coronavirus new dates to be confirmed)
St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill, Woking, GU22 8AB.
For details and bookings contact us at

These are 48-hour residential, full board & lodge. NBW has no charge, but St Columba’s House does. Inquire about precise cost for the whole weekend (usually about 195 UK pounds per person). Some concessions available.

Led by Geoff Hunt. There are mindfullness sessions (the longest being 60 minutes), walking and standing meditation, mettā bhavana practice, free time for contemplation in the gardens, a Dharma talk and discussion, and peaceful surroundings. 

At St Columba’s House there are twenty one single rooms in the main house, along with a further twin room. There is also an additional four twin rooms in our separate, self-contained, annex, Redwood House, three of which can be converted to Double Rooms.  The maximum number of people that can be accommodated overnight is therefore is 26 people as single occupants or 31 people, using the rooms to full occupancy.

At these residential retreats there are 24  single and 2 double-rooms, allowing for a maximum of 28 participants.

Usually the retreat gets fully booked quite quickly. Meals are vegetarian. For these retreats the Centre does not accept bookings for a part of a retreat.

Retreats are non-profit. The fee to the retreat centre covers the cost of full board and lodge. NBW is prepared to subsidise some places, for those who cannot afford it. You can inquire about availability and/or book now by contacting usat

Payment Options

  • Bank transfer
    New Buddha Way
    Lloyds Bank
    Sort code: 30-19-22
    Account No: 13613160
    Reference: ‘Retreat’+ Surname
  • Cheque
    Made payable to ‘New Buddha Way’
    Send to: New Buddha Way, c/o The Maybury Centre, Board School Rd, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5HD, UK OR give it to any trustee at any NBW Event
  • Cash
    Give it to any trustee at any NBW Event.
    Receipts can be provided on request
Information & Booking Form

Next Residential Root Retreat

Fri 5th – Sun 7th June 2020 (Cancelled due to Coronavirus new dates to be confirmed)
For details and bookings contact us at