As a dedicated Retreat centre we provide a variety of retreats to meet the needs of our community. We have a beautiful, tranquil setting here on the edge of Snowdonia, away from main roads and only four miles inland from the sea.
The Hermitage is staffed by a small community who maintain the centre and support the activities of Lama Shenpen. We maintain a daily schedule of meditation and prayer which is broadcast live via Zoom. See our main website for more details.
It is possible to stay at The Hermitage as a volunteer, a solitary retreatant, or as part of one of our regular programmed group retreats. We can accommodate up to 25 people on group retreats, or several solitary retreatants at any one time.
Our group retreats combine teaching, study and meditation practice. We also end the retreat with a feast and a pilgrimage to one of the wonderful nearby sacred sites. We document these on our website www.sacredsiteswales.co.uk
If you would like to come on an individual retreat, you will need to make an appointment to talk with Lama Shenpen first. Some retreatants come for a few days or a week, others stay for months or even longer. All retreatants are expected to be under the guidance of Lama Shenpen while they are here, even if they have other teachers. We also have residency placements for up to six months. See the ‘Join In’ page for more details.
If you’ve never been to The Hermitage before and would like to discuss arranging a retreat or just wish to find out more, please drop us a line.