Please note that the Hermitage is completely closed to all visitors due to the Coronavirus, and the residents are in isolation for their safety. If you have any questions about visiting please get in touch by emailing us.
Welcome to The Hermitage of The Awakened Heart, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre located near Criccieth, between Porthmadog and Bangor in Gwynedd, North Wales. The Hermitage, in sight of the picturesque hills of Snowdonia, is the hub of practice for the Awakened Heart Sangha and is the residence of Lama Shenpen Hookham, where she spends most of her time in retreat and working with students of her Living the Awakened Heart Training – a unique, experiential home study course in Meditation and Buddhism.
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