Amaravati Lay Buddhist Association - ALBA
07977 591333
[email protected]
Retreat Centre


Retreat Centre
St Margarets, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BZ, Great Britain


Sat 12 Jan 2019


9:30 am - 5:00 pm

ALBA Day of Practice

‘Life without Sila is like a car without brakes’ (Ajahn Amaro) – led by Martin Evans

‘Sila’ or morality is the foundation of meditation practice, as it is difficult to calm the mind if we are troubled by the consequences of our actions. When we establish Sila, our mind becomes naturally joyful and at ease.  And if we are going to avoid the painful results of unskillful action we need to know when to stop.  We need some moral guidelines to support us.

The day will include periods of guided and silent meditation practice.  In the afternoon there will be a talk and discussion on the theme.  All are welcome.

Registration is from 9.30am in the Retreat Centre Kitchen.  There will be a short orientation talk at 9.45am and then we gather in the Retreat Centre Shrine Room at 10am to start the day. Bring warm outdoor clothing for walking meditation.

Please bring some vegetarian food to share if you can.  No booking required.  All are welcome.

For more information visit:
or email: [email protected]

Please use this email address for all ALBA correspondence – we welcome questions, enquiries or feedback

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
Copyright © 2002-

Amaravati Monastery COVID-19 information: 
The monastery is closed to visitors until further notice (more info)