2017 EVENTS SCHEDULE

Rainbows Weekend   28th April – 1st May

Family Weekend   30th June – 2nd July

Family Camp   19th – 27th August

Creative Weekend   22nd – 24th September

Young Person's Retreat 1st – 3rd December

The theme for 2017 is "Sati - Mindfulness"

Click on the links above to see more about each event.

If you are unfamiliar with the events, please read the guidelines and see information about accommodation and the kitchen before booking.

BOOKINGS

For booking any of the events throughout the year, please print off the appropriate form, fill in your details and return to the address on the form.

There are no set charges for the retreats, however each participant is invited to make a donation in order to cover the costs. Information about costs, suggested donations and what to bring can be found under general info

Family Events bookings

• Rainbows Weekend 28th April – 1st May 2017

• Family Weekend 30th June – 2nd July

• Family Camp 19th – 27th August 2017

There is one application form that can be used for any of these three events. Can you please ensure that you complete all applicable sections and return to the bookings coordinator by 31st March 2017.

We can accommodate approx. 60 people at Rainbows and June Weekend; 90 people at the Summer Camp. There is a need to balance continuity in the running of these 3 events with reaching out to new people who wish to attend. To achieve this a number of places are allocated to those with previous experience of family events and for the coordinators. Other places are reserved for new families, and are allocated by a 'picking out of the hat' system.

The deadline for receipt of the booking forms for these three events is the 31st March 2017.

 

Young Person's Retreat bookings

• 1st – 3rd December 2017

There are a maximum of 25 places on the Young Persons' retreat. These are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Young people who are between 13 and 19 years old at the time of the retreat can apply. 

 

Creative Retreat bookings

• 22nd – 24th September 2017

The Creative Weekend 2017 theme is yet to be confirmed.

 

Cancellations

Most Family Events book up quickly and have a waiting list. Late cancellations can sadly lead to precious places being unfilled, since families on the waiting list often make other arrangements. Cancelling can also mean families who would have liked to participate cannot be given a place. Finally, unfilled places mean we loose income, while still being liable for costs.

In order to avoid cancellation please ensure that you are clear about your dates before you book.

Cancellations can be made by telephone or email to the Bookings Coordinator. Please note that cancellations can only be accepted from the family named on the booking form.

For any queries, contact Gina Willow, the bookings coordinator familybookings@amaravati.org

Amaravati Family Events reserves the right to cancel any bookings that are deemed unsuitable or inappropriate.

Light painting at Family Camp 2016

Light painting at Family Camp 2016

 
LOOKING FOR PEACE IS LIKE LOOKING FOR A TURTLE WITH A MOUSTACHE. YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO FIND IT. BUT WHEN YOUR HEART IS READY, IT WILL COME LOOKING FOR YOU
— Ajahn Chah
 
Bodhi leaves and prayer flags in the Shrine room 2016

Bodhi leaves and prayer flags in the Shrine room 2016

 
Drawing of the Buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree

Drawing of the Buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree