Bed and Breakfast



Retreat to this beautiful location within the grounds of Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, hidden just outside York and take some time out for rest and relaxation.

A range of accommodation is available to stay overnight at The Wolds Retreat Bed & Breakfast. Choose from luxury ensuite single, double and twin rooms or simple rooms with shared facilities.

A bus-ride from York, this is a great place to stay for a relaxing night or two’s break. With free parking and all meals included or your own self-catering package, this is a great countryside getaway that’s easily accessible and ideal to take a few days break. To maintain peace and tranquility, no TV, alcohol, smoking or meat onsite.

All accommodation is clean and modern with central heating fitted as standard. Ensuites are provided with tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
Free WiFi is available throughout.


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Rooms and Rates (all include evening meal, continental buffet breakfast, and lunch):

  • Single ensuite £55 per night
  • Double / twin ensuite £70 per night (per room)
  • Single shared bathroom £40 per night
  • Double / twin shared bathroom £60 per night (per room)
  • Dorm (female or male) £20 per night

Bedding and towels are provided for all rooms. For dorm accommodation, please bring your own or these can be hired for £5.
For more information email


During your stay you can also visit the World Peace Café, and attend drop-in meditation classes to learn how to take a peaceful mind back home with you.

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** New venue: The Priory Street Centre **

Happiness from Within
with Richard Hoyle & Chris Schofield
Sundays 10:30am-12noon
May 6, 13,  20
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15

  Classes are run on a drop-in basis so you're welcome to join at any time.
£6 per class, or 4 classes for £20

Everyone is welcome!


What to expect at a class

We provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. When you arrive, a volunteer will register you before the class and direct you to the meditation space. Normally before class some announcements will be made.

Our experienced teachers are male or female, lay or ordained (Buddhist monk or nun). They will begin with an introduction, and guide a breathing meditation to help settle your mind. They will then give a teaching based on the topic of the class, with clear and logical explanations using examples and analogies.

An important characteristic of Modern Buddhism is to present Dharma teachings as personal advice that can be integrated into daily life. The intention of the teachings and guided meditations is to help you develop peaceful, clear and positive states of mind. This will help you develop your own inner wisdom, so that you can solve your daily problems and enjoy a more meaningful life.

Depending on the class, there will be either another guided meditation or a discussion with the opportunity to ask questions and clarify doubts.

All of our activities are run by volunteers, and we are a registered charity. The class and course fees help cover the costs of running the Centre. 


A nonprofit registered charity that relies on volunteers to offer meditation and Modern Buddhism as a public service.

In York:
Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory St, York, YO1 6ET
01759 304832

In Pocklington:
Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, York, YO42 1UF
01759 304832