Days of Practice 2022

Jan 15Nick CarrollONLINE
Feb 19Martin EvansONLINE
March 4-6 (weekend retreat)Martin Evans and Randula HaththotuwaONLINE
March 19Randula HaththotuwaONLINE
April 16Jenna GhouseONLINE
May 14Randula Haththotuwa (morning); Ajahn Khemaka (afternoon)HYBRID
June 18Martin EvansHYBRID
July 16 Nick CarrollHYBRID
Aug 13Randula HaththotuwaHYBRID
Sep 17TBC

The days of practice will be online and in-person. They include  periods of guided and silent meditation practice with a break around midday, followed by reflections on the theme, opportunity for personal reflection in small break out groups and Q & A.

Those new to Buddhism or to this tradition are welcome.  The day will include periods of guided and silent meditation practice.  In the afternoon there will be a talk and discussion on the theme.

If you would like to join our mailing list or if you are new to ALBA, we would like to hear from you so please drop us an email at

Joining in-person

Registration: Please arrive at the Bodhinyana hall to register from 9 to 9.30am. There will be a short orientation talk. Then we will gather in the retreat centre (RC) shrine room for introduction and connecting with online participants.

Please use the ramp on the side of the Bodhinyana hall to enter the RC shrine room as the rest of the RC will be out of bounds for us. There is no limit to the number of participants who can join but the space will be well-ventilated, and you may wear a face covering if you wish to do so.

The day will start at 10am with a break for a meal at 12.30pm. 

Food:Please bring your own packed lunch, bottled water/hot drinks with you to have in the field, your vehicle or cloisters.  We will not have access to the kitchen or dinning facilities.  There is a café in the garden centre in Great Gaddesdon.

The day will end at 4.30pm.

Please read this guidance for more information and the map to find where we are.

Please email us at if you have any questions.

Joining online

Please use this link to join our events –

The day will start with an optional early morning sitting meditation from 6-7am. You can start joining us 5 minutes before. Then we will have a break for breakfast and restart the main programme for the day at 9.30am which will start with a short orientation talk.  The day finishes at 4.30pm.

Further instructions on online days of practice can be found here

Health considerations

Please note that our events are not intended as a treatment for mental health conditions. Meditation and periods of silence can be experienced by some as quite challenging. If you have any concerns that you might be detrimentally affected by participating in one of our day events or retreats, please discuss your concerns with a relevant mental health professional before registering.

Should you experience any difficulties whilst participating in one of our events and require support, please contact a relevant mental health professional as we are not able to offer support through a crisis online.