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Helios London + Zoom: Saturday, 13.Aril 2024 with Stuart McLeod

Stuart McLeod has been practicing Buddhism in the Chinese Zen tradition for over 20 years. As a member and local group leader of the Western Chan Fellowship, he regularly attends residential retreats and leads a local group that meets weekly in the Medway Towns. He has also organised many residential retreats with a variety of teachers over the years.

Illuminating Silence”

Silent retreat offers a wonderful opportunity for extended practice in supportive conditions, helping us to deepen our appreciation of meditation and Buddhist teachings.

Our day of practice will introduce participants to the Chan Buddhist practice of silent illumination (mozhao), associated with the eleventh-century Chan master Hongzhi Zhengjue.

Known as the ‘method of no method,’ silent illumination is a practice that points us towards our intrinsic awakened nature.

Our day will also include walking meditation, mindful movement (qigong) and a Dharma talk.

To support us in our practice, our day together will be in silence, and is best suited for those with previous experience of meditation.

Everybody is welcome.



The Helios Centre
116 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NS

Meeting ID: 325 545 986
Password: 025316


Saturday 10 February 2024
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Donations for this day retreat are voluntary and can be paid into the Bodhicharya London bank account or via Paypal. The suggested donation is at least £20 for all attendees. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Bank Account

Account Name: Bodhicharya London
Bank: Co-operative Bank
Account Number: 65185203
Bank Sort Code: 08-92-99
IBAN: GB04 CPBK 089299 65185203

Please notate your donation with “Day Retreat”.


Program for 2024