We offer mindfulness meditation retreats based on the practices associated with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a programme for reducing stress developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Our retreats are both residential and non-residential and in the UK. They are suitable for those coming to mindfulness practice for the first time, as well as providing space for practitioners who'd like to deepen their meditation experience.
All our retreats are led by mindfulness author and teacher Ed Halliwell. Ed is the author of three books:Mindfulness: How To Live Well By Paying Attention, Into The Heart of Mindfulness and (as co-author) The Mindful Manifesto. As well as teaching mindfulness to public groups and in organisations, he is an advisor to The Mindfulness Initiative, which is supporting the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group to develop mindfulness-based policies for the UK, and a faculty member of The School of Life in London. He is listed by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations as a mindfulness teacher that meets the UK Good Practice Guidance. Find out more about Ed.
Introduction to Mindfulness - Residential Weekend Retreat
This residential weekend retreat offers an experiential introduction to mindfulness meditation, exploring what mindfulness is, how it can be cultivated and what it can bring to our lives. Find out more.
- 24th-26th March 2017, Lingfield, Surrey, with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
- 8th-10th September 2017, Lingfield, Surrey, with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
Residential Mindfulness Graduate Retreat
This weekend will offer the opportunity for those who already have a mindfulness practice through completed an 8-week course (or equivalent) to deepen their experience. There will be extended periods of practice, opportunities to work with silence, plus explorations of themes that arise in the moment and in our lives. There will also be opportunity to eat, share and be together as a group of meditation practitioners. Experience a weekend of moving deeply into 'being', with others, in the contained space of a practice retreat. Find out more
- 25th-27th November 2016, Lingfield, Surrey, with Ed Halliwell - Fully Booked. Please do join our waiting list.
- 16th-18th June 2017, Lingfield, Surrey, with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
- 24th-26th November 2017, Lingfield, Surrey with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
Non- Residential Graduate Day Retreats
Graduate retreats with Ed Halliwell offer those who have completed an 8-week mindfulness course or equivalent a chance to explore their experience more deeply. This is a non-residential day held in the pretty Sussex village of Cuckfield. For those wanting to make it residential, there are many hotels / B&B's in the area including several within a short walking distance of the venue. Days run 12.30-6pm. Find out more
- Sunday 15th January 2017
- Sunday 7th May 2017
- Sunday 23rd July 2017
- Sunday 15th October 2017
Workshops and Courses in West Sussex
We also offer one-day workshops and courses in West Sussex which introduce participants to the key principles of living mindfully, offering some basic practices to help cultivate mindfulness in daily life. Find out more.
All our retreats are run in locations that offer a safe space to practise mindfulness meditation, and if residential have simple full-board accommodation with home-cooked, locally sourced food.