Date: Sunday June 25th 2023
Deep in the village of Charfield - just 40 mins from Cheltenham down the M5 - lies this gorgeous Yurt with amazing views across a meadow. A river runs through with a bridge across to the rustic 'Hobbit House' with a flat roof for you to sit on to enjoy the scenery.
It's here that we will be running our popular summer silent meditation retreat . Often it is not possible to book venues in the summer months, so I'm delighted to find this charming place and secure a booking.
The sitting meditations will take place in the light and airy Yurt with walking meditations across the bridge and into the meadow. The Yurt will have chairs for you to sit on and underfloor heating if the weather is chilly.
Please note that most of the day will be held in noble silence. However if you wish to speak at lunchtime you may, with the Hobbit House left in silence for those who would prefer not to speak.
If you come with friends you can decide between you if you'd like to talk over the lunch break.
After the introductions and the first meditation, silence descends and this helps to give focus and mindfulness to our day. We then give ourself over to the gentle process of sitting and walking meditations throughout the day, conducted in glorious silence.
Please bring a lunch to share and there will be ample time to wander or sit by the river and enjoy the summer weather. Some meditations may take place outside, weather permitting.
This is a wonderful gift to yourself. A time to enjoy nature and allow the mind and body to settle. A time to get to know yourself and sooth any worries or anxieties. A time to be with like hearted people
The Yurt is set in the grounds of Rio Pools, a family run business that install and maintain private swimming pools.
As you drive into the business car park you will see a steel gate at the side and as that slides open the amazing views across the meadow unfolds.
It's a beautiful and unique setting.
Typical structure of meditation day (subject to change)
09.00-09.20 Arrival and registration
09.20-09.30 Tour of the facilities
Introduction to the day. Silence descends
09.30-10.00 Sitting Meditation
10.00-10.30 Walking Meditation
10.30-11.00 Sitting Meditation
11.00-11.40 Tea break and walking meditation
11.40-12.10 Sitting Meditation
12.10-12.40 Walking Meditation
12.40-01.00 Sitting Meditation
01.00-02.30 Lunch and free time
02.30-03.00 Sitting Meditation
03.00-03.30 Walking Meditation
03.30-04.00 Sitting Meditation
04.00-04.30 Afternoon tea .
Silence lifts and final reflections
£70 or £130 for two people.
NEW! Staged payments are now available
£35 on June 1st 2023
£35 on June 24th 2023
Click on button opposite to contact for BAC's details
Please pay via pay pal (opposite) or send a cheque to Kathryn Buxton c/o The Isbourne, 3 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1TH
I am happy to absorb some of the cost but cannot afford all of it.
Thank you for your understanding