Our annual winter meditation retreat is a priceless opportunity to spend a week away from our normal conditions, in silence, supporting each other to go deeper with meditation, and being supported by the natural beauty of Nature.
Silence: the retreat will be mostly silent except for teachings, meditation reviews and some mindful communication. It's a rare chance to take a break from making conversation and to see what happens when we let ourselves be.
The theme this year is Loving the Dream, and we will contemplate these words from the Diamond Sutra, along with other teachings and poems, exploring what (if anything) they might mean for the way we live our lives.
Each object in this fleeting world is like a lightning flash,
a bubble in a stream,
a wisp of smoke, a cloud,
a drop of dew,
a fading star at dawn,
a breath, a dream.
Food and Work Periods: Vegetarian food and simple menus are provided and cooking and cleaning are shared by everyone on the retreat. If you have a preference please let us know in advance.
Free Time: There will be plenty of time to explore or hang out among the trees or sit by the fire.
Sliding Scale Payments: If you can please pay the maximum amount to help those who need a lower rate. If you wish to pay a lower amount please select the minimum amount and then in the shopping cart please add a donation to top up the amount you wish to pay.
Deposit: You can also make a deposit to book and then pay the remainder on arrival at the event.