Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre Criccieth, Gwynedd, North Wales
Our marquee for large sangha events here at the Hermitage in Criccieth, North Wales

We hold regular events and retreats at The Hermitage. Our meditation days are open to all. Click on the links below for more information and to book. Our events are offered on a donation basis to make them accessible to all.

We often record our teaching events, so have a wealth of material from previous events. Visit our YouTube channel to view our recordings. Our members also have access to a huge archive of audio and visuals, as well as online courses that enhance our study programmes.

Weekly Events

Tuesday Evening Meditation 

New people are warmly welcome to attend our Tuesday evening session from 5pm – 6pm. There is an option of guidance in meditation in the pavilion, or silent sitting in the shrine room. People are invited to stay on for a cup of tea and chat after the session.

If you are coming for the first time please contact us beforehand via or call us on 01766 530839 – to check that there hasn’t been any change to the timetable – for instance we may be closed to visitors during a retreat.

Kids Club 

Our Kids club is opportunity for primary school aged children and their parents to spend time at The Hermitage and be introduced in a light and fun way to some Mindfulness practices and games. Kids Club is on Thursdays from 4 – 5pm during term time on a drop in basis. Parents are encouraged to stay along with their children. Drinks and snacks re provided. It’s run by volunteers including Tara, Mebar and Eli. Mebar and Eli are both trained primary school teachers. There is no charge for the sessions but donations to cover costs and to support the Hermitage are invited. There is a limit on numbers so to find out more and arrange to come, please contact Tara.

Meditation classes in Criccieth, Gwynedd North Wales




12th – Meditation day/weekend at the Hermitage

25th – 27th – Annual Sangha Celebration – vow taking, Dharma talks, feast and entertainment galore


8th – 10th – Dharma Art Weekend with acclaimed artist and Tibetan Calligrapher Tashi Mannox at the Hermitage – full details and  booking HERE.

23rd – Meditation day/weekend at the Hermitage

30th to July 6th – Formless Meditation – our main meditation event of the year, includes transmission


21st – Meditation day/weekend at the Hermitage 


4th to 11th – Discovering the Heart of Buddhism – an opportunity to explore themes from the Living the Awakened Heart Training’s Discovering the Heart of Buddhism Course, and receive transmission


8th – Meditation day/weekend at the Hermitage


10th – Meditation day/weekend at the Hermitage

24th to 8th December – Vajrasattva Retreat – by Invitation Only – please contact if you would like to discuss requirements for this retreat.

For more information about any event, please email

We also hold events around the country that are hosted by our local groups. To see our full UK events timetable see our main Sangha website at to find a local group near you, visit the Community page.

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