how to book

Before booking please read, and make sure you agree with, our ethical guidelines as well as practical information.

Please send us an email, stating which retreat you are interested in, and we will get back as soon as we can to let you know if there is a space and if so we will ask you to pay a deposit to make your booking definite.

deposit and payment
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
We ask for a  €100/£75 (€150/£135 for Viveka’s retreat in 2019) deposit at the time of booking (or as advised) with the balance being due six weeks before the start of the retreat. We set the cost of the retreat in Euros, but can also take payment in GBP. However, to ensure the exchange rate is as accurate as possible we set it six weeks before the retreat starts. We will let you know the cost in GBP at that time. Euro payments can be made at any time.

If you are booking within six weeks of the start of the retreat, we’ll ask for the full amount.

how to pay for your retreat
We have two options for payment:


account name: TRIRATNA SARANA
sort code: 30-94-74
account number: 01517319
branch address: Kings Heath, Birmingham
BIC or Swift:  LOYDGB21295
IBAN: GB78 LOYD 3094 7401 5173 19


account name: FWBO SARANA (Fundacion Amigos De La Orden Budistas)
account number: 3080 0036 25 2051476311
IBAN: ES38 3080 0036 25 2051476311

PLEASE PUT YOUR ORDER NAME AS ‘REFERENCE’ WITH THE PAYMENTS AND AT THE SAME TIME SEND US AN EMAIL, INDICATING WHETHER YOU ARE PAYING IN STERLING OR EUROS – We can then link up the payment with your booking. The email address to use is: [email protected]

There are various websites which may offer less commission charges than banks which you may want to investigate.

cost of retreats
The cost of each retreat is the first figure. Please pay this rate if you possibly can to help support our activities. The second lower rate is for those on a very low income; (e.g. the unemployed in receipt of benefits and students). Further help can sometimes be arranged by contacting the Taraloka Bursary Fund or the Abhayaratna Trust.

Do let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel as this gives us a much greater chance of offering that place to someone else.

It is essential that you inform us when you book if you have any physical, emotional or mental health issues which could affect your participation in the retreat. Any information given will not be communicated to other retreatants and is treated in the strictest confidence.

Is shared, please inform us when you book if you are coming with a friend and wish to be accommodated in the same shared bedroom as them.

restricted diets
Can only be catered for genuine medical reasons and we will need to be informed when you first book.