Middle Way Society retreats at Tirylan House all combine a mixture of interdependent practices to help you relax, focus, reflect and develop along the path of the Middle Way. These typically include meditation, the arts, critical thinking, and discussion. Discussion is concerned with the intersection between practical life, philosophy and psychology.
The Middle Way, as understood in Robert’s work and in the Middle Way Society, is a universal and provisional path of judgement constantly informed by experience, avoiding both positive and negative dogmas. Middle Way Society retreats are open to people working in any tradition or none (for instance Buddhism, Christianity, any science or academic discipline), to help them make helpful judgements that cultivate inspiration but avoid dogma in that tradition. There are no gurus or appeals to tradition as an unexamined source of authority, but we also seek to engage positively with the resources offered by various traditions.
Here is our upcoming programme of retreats, linked to further details:
Retreats in 2022
Retreats in 2023
Walking and the Middle Way (with Barry Daniel): 24th-27th Aug 2023
Poetry and the Middle Way: 20th-22nd Oct 2023