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.
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.
- 17th-19th April 2015, Lingfield, Surrey with Ed Halliwell. Fully booked. Join the waiting list.
- 18th-20th September 2015, Lingfield, Surrey with Ed Halliwell. Find out more.
Non- Residential Graduate Day Retreats
Graduate retreats 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.
- 26th April 2015 - Cuckfield, West Sussex with Ed Halliwell.
- 19th July 2015 - Cuckfield, West Sussex with Ed Halliwell.
- 18th October 2015 - Cuckfield, West Sussex with Ed Halliwell.
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.
- The provisional dates for our 2015 residential graduate retreat are 27th-29th November 2015. Booking will open early 2015.
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.