Purelands Retreat Centre - Venue for Hire

DSC 0120Looking out over the River Esk in the peaceful hills of the Scottish Borders, you can see why meditation masters from Tibet decided to build the Purelands Retreat Centre on this spot. Bringing their wealth of knowledge to this ideal natural environment, they originally built the centre to hold the first authentic Tibetan Buddhist long-term retreats ever seen on British soil. Today Purelands is available to hire for workshops and courses that promote physical, mental or spiritual well being. So now you can benefit from timeless wisdom by holding your retreat in this place too.

Look within...

Inside the centre, comfort and simplicity combine to offer perfect conditions for personal or spiritual development. Its gentle uplifting energy has been enriched by the visits of H.H. the Dalai Lama and many more of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time. There are comfortable single bedrooms for all your students while the meditation room gives you an inspiring space for many different workshop activities.

Experience peace of mind...

From clean rooms to plenty of good food, we’ll do whatever we can to help make sure your students have the best possible time. We’ll be there to serve 3 vegetarian meals a day and ensure that there's more than enough tea to keep everyone refreshed in between sessions. We’ll always be close to hand if there's anything else you need too.

...And enjoy yourself

Take in the views from the centre’s grounds, enjoy a walk through quiet forest tracks or head down the road to discover the many attractions of Samye Ling Monastery. You’ll find many paths to explore in your free time that will make your retreat at Purelands even more fulfilling.

Holding your retreat at Purelands

  •     Accommodation for groups of 10 - 32 people*
  •     20’ x 40’ meditation room which can also be used as a workshop or yoga space.
  •     Comfortable single bedrooms for all your students
  •     £105 per day for facilities plus £43 per person a night (including vegetarian full board)

* Subject to availability, an alternative venue for groups that are smaller or larger than this can be provided at Samye Ling itself.

We are happy to take bookings for weekend and longer retreats.

Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a £100 non-refundable deposit. We regret that we are not able to cater for special diets.

To book or to find out more information please contact us at: reception@samyeling.org

The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche