I love a good meditation retreat.
There’s something about meditating en-masse for a few days that’s hugely empowering and I always seem to come back calmer and with more clarity.
That’s not to say it’s all a bed of roses; nearly every retreat I’ve been on has had moments when I didn’t think I’d finish it, and every one has me wondering what on earth I’m doing this for at one point or another. But at the end of the retreat, I feel more peaceful, calmer and more balanced. The things that seemed either petty or too restrictive at the beginning of the reatret, silence, the early starts, not eating after noon, little or no eye contact, by the end seem like part of the reason that a retreat is so powerful.
However, for the last few years, as the power of meditation has become more well-known and more people value the practice, retreats, especially especially short, weekend retreats have been getting booked up earlier and earlier. It’s become more difficult to book a short retreat at a reasonably convenient location. So with the support of some work colleagues, I’m facilitating one all of my own.
The plan is for a retreat for 12 people in Herefordshire. The retreat will run for the weekend of 28th – 30th September. The cost will be shared between the participants and should be about £50 each. Food will be brought to share by the participants too. Although the retreat isn’t meant to be an completely instructional retreat, some instruction can be provided at the beginning for those who have never meditated before and want to dip their toes into the water.
I’m hoping that the venue booking will be confirmed soon. Watch this space for more information, updates and bookings. If you’re interested in attending or would like more information, comment below or use the contact form from the menus.