Events 2018-04-23T12:36:23+00:00

Upcoming Events

Contentment the Greatest Treasure

with Susan Browne
Tuesday 17, 11am –  Thursday 19, 1pm July

For over-50s

As we age and move through the stages of life, the practice of Meditation can help us develop a deep contentment and be less disturbed by whatever we encounter in our –Read more–

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Contemplative Walking

with John Douglas
Friday 3 August, 8pm to Monday 6 August, 1pm

Spend a Bank Holiday Weekend experiencing mindfulness in action through meditation and relaxed walking on beautiful trails.

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh

This popular retreat focuses on cultivating mindfulness in –Read more–

Medical QiGong

with Tony Walsh (for beginners)
24, 8pm – 26 Aug 1pm

Practised in China by young and old alike for over a thousand years Medical Qigong is a complete healthcare system. Its gentle flowing movements, integrated breathing and meditative awareness invigorates –Read more–

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Friday 14, 8pm to Sunday 16 September, 1pm

A weekend of teachings with a highly learned Tibetan Buddhist Lama and author. Trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters, Ringu Tulku is known for the engaging humour and clarity of his teachings and for his love –Read more–

Medical QiGong

with Tony Walsh (for beginners and improvers)
21, 8pm – 23 Sep 1pm

Practised in China by young and old alike for over a thousand years Medical Qigong is a complete healthcare system. Its gentle flowing movements, integrated breathing and meditative awareness invigorates our natural –Read more–

Calm and Clear

With Andrew Warr
Friday 28, 8pm – Sunday 30 September, 1pm
Take a break from the ordinary, to relax and learn an effective meditation technique that will enrich your life with greater mindfulness and awareness.

Learn how to establish a simple daily meditation practice at home, and how the –Read more–

Deep Listening Intensive

With Rosamund Oliver
Wednesday 3, 8pm to Sunday 7 October, 1:30 pm

Deep Listening is a professional training in the skills of Awareness Centred Deep Listening. This method enables us to become compassionately present when listening to another person. Through the pervasive awareness generated through this method, we –Read more–

With an Open Heart

with John Douglas
Tuesday 16, 11am – Thursday 18 Oct 1pm
Accompanying others on their journey facing serious or terminal illness, aging or loss offers us profound opportunities for spiritual growth and transformation.

Drawing from Buddhist wisdom teachings, you will learn step-by-step how to –Read more–

10 Ways to Wellbeing at Work

Practical wisdom for busy times
with Maureen Cooper
Friday 12, 8pm to Sunday 14 October, 4pm

Work takes up such a huge part of our life. We spend more time with work colleagues than our family and friends. We invest our talent, our inspiration and our –Read more–

Loving Kindness

with Andrew Warr
Friday 26 , 8pm – Monday 29 October, 1pm
An introduction to meditations which offer gentle yet powerful tools to open our hearts and minds, to connect with the immeasurable treasury of love within us and to develop empathy and kindness far beyond conventional limitations.

It is –Read more–

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Meditation as a Way of Being

A free retreat specially developed for the over-50s
with Chris Whiteside
Tuesday 6, 11 am – Thursday 8 November, 1pm
A mid-week retreat, which has been specially developed for the over-50s.

Meditation is a wise and skilful way of coming to understand and relate to all of –Read more–

The Power of Compassion

with Valerie Baker
Friday 9, 8pm – Monday 12 November, 1pm In the Buddhist teachings compassion is explained in terms of four qualities; love, compassion, joy and equanimity. When these are developed to their fullest extent, they are known as ‘the Four Immeasurables’.

During this weekend we will –Read more–

Wellbeing and Renewal

A special meditation retreat for health and social care professionals
with Kirsten DeLeo

Wednesday 14, 8pm to Sunday 18 November, 1pm How can we be present for others and at the same time maintain our inner balance and strength?

Take time out, away from everyday responsibilities and stress, to re-connect –Read more–

  • Facing Loss Healing Grief

Facing Loss, Healing Grief

with Bernie Jeffery and John Douglas
Friday 23, 8pm to Sunday 25 November, 1pm
Suitable for those who are personally experiencing bereavement.

Grief is a natural response to the ongoing loss we experience when someone close to us dies. In this retreat, using meditation and reflections, we will –Read more–

  • Natural Great Peace

Natural Great Peace

Free Spirit event with Andrew Warr and Veronica Nicholson
Friday 30 November, 8pm – Friday 7 December, 1pm


This retreat is open to anyone with previous experience of meditation.

This is a 7-day retreat, please register only if you can attend the full week.

Practicing meditation in a retreat environment –Read more–

Finding Peace

What Meditation Really Is with Andrew Warr
Friday 7, 8pm – Sunday 9 December 2018, 1pm
“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to –Read more–

Good in the Beginning

New Year Retreat Fri 28 Dec 2018, 11am – Tue 1 January 2019, 1pm
Traditionally the New Year is a time for making a fresh start and seeing what direction we would like our life to –Read more–

Mindful and Aware

Free retreat for Younger People 18-30
Tuesday 8, 11 am – Thursday 10 January, 1pm

Take a break to slow down, unplug, relax and come home to yourself. We can easily become overwhelmed by the relentless distractions of our daily lives. Our attention is dragged in countless directions –Read more–

Finding Peace

Learn how to meditate and to bring its benefit into daily life
Friday 18, 8pm – Sunday 20 January 2019, 1pm
“The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you –Read more–

Loving Kindness Week

Discovering the True Nature of Love
Sat 9, 8pm – Sat 16 February 2019, 1pm
During this 7-day retreat we can enter deeply into the gentle yet powerful practice of Loving Kindness.

When our hearts and minds are filled with love we naturally experience happiness and well-being, yet many of –Read more–