Meditations That Heal The Mind. Guided Weekend Meditation Retreat at Dromantine in County Down with Ian McGlade

Weekend Meditation Retreat with Buddhist Meditation Teacher Ian McGlade at Dromantine Retreat Centre, 96 Glen Road, Newry BT34 1RH

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February, 2024


Travelling to Dromantine Retreat Centre

Is it possible to let go of the past? Is it possible let go of hurt, guilt, anger and other mental pain?

It turns out it is possible to heal our mind of all negative feelings. Why? Because feelings only exist within our mind. They do not exist outside our mind.

In this retreat we will explore the true nature and incredible power of our mind.

We will hear teachings and be guided in meditations to effectively pacify turbulent and often overwhelming thoughts and and feelings.

This retreat will explore ancient Buddhist wisdom teachings. A series of guided meditations to cultivate minds of love and compassion to soothe pain and reveal the peace and contentment we long for.

The Teacher
Your retreat guide Ian McGlade, shares the meditation techniques and practices he himself has found so transformative, in a down to earth, humorous and accessible way.

Having attended Kadampa Meditation Centre for many years, as well as many residential retreats internationally and extensive teacher training programme, Ian will bring the inspirations of his experiences through to everyone attending his sessions.

Ian is now Resident Teacher at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre Derry/ Londonderry.

The Location
Set amidst rolling hills and lush greenery of the County Down countryside, Dromantine Retreat Centre is a haven of natural beauty and tranquility. The picturesque countryside surrounding Dromantine provides a soothing backdrop for meditation and and reflection, making it an ideal retreat destination.

With sprawling gardens, wooded areas, and meandering pathways, guests are invited to immerse themselves in its peaceful ambiance. The center’s location helps foster a sense of connection with nature, creating a perfect environment for spiritual retreats.


Retreat Schedule

Schedule for the silence periods, meditations and meals.

1730 Arrival & Registration
1800 Supper
1930 Introductory Talk and Meditation

Saturday ( Silent until 1245 )
0800 Breakfast
0900 – 1015 Session 1
1130 – 1245 Session 2
1300 – Lunch
1630 – 1745 Session 3
1800 – Supper
1900 – 2015 Session 4

Sunday ( Silent until 1245 )
0800 Breakfast
0900 – 1015 Session 5
1130 – 1245 Session 6
1300 – Lunch


Members can attend our centre classes and retreats online or in person. For more information please see our Membership page.

Ongoing classes can be found at Classes By Location with forthcoming special events at Events and Retreats.

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