Beyond the Self
3 Day Mindfulness Retreat
For existing Mindfulness Practitioners looking to explore
Awakening And The Liberation Of Humanity
Friday 24 – Monday 27 May 2019
The opening retreat at our new venue:
Burwell House (Enter via Silver St) Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0EF
£280 for Standard Accommodation
£380 for a bed in private room for 2* (limited availability)
*Includes all food & refreshments - £100 deposit balance 30 days before the retreat
(for more information see Venue & Accommodation info below)
What's the weekend about
Our Advanced Mindfulness Retreat weekends are for everyone aged 18+ who want to deepen their practice and explore the spiritual depth of mindfulness, the nature of consciousness, awakening and the liberation of humanity.
Many of us are drawn to mindfulness to find relief from some form of mental or physical suffering, and of course it's really helpful for that, but when you have been practising for a while you discover that mindfulness is about so much more. As your thinking quietens, you identify less and less with the thoughts in your head and in that space of mindfulness you begin to uncover a depth to yourself and a depth to reality that you could not perceive before. This is the spiritual dimension and when it comes into focus there is a shift in understanding and all life takes on a profound new meaning. [expand title="Click here to read more"]
This three day retreat is for anyone already practising mindfulness and who wants to explore the spiritual dimension to mindfulness. We'll explore how with mindful awareness we can transcend the intellect, overcome the limitations of our conditioning, step out of the web of illusion and access higher levels of mind. We'll explore how to tune into the collective human consciousness and ultimately the consciousness behind all creation and how through each and very mindful interaction we can spread the energy of mindfulness and ultimately bring a new world into being.
We have an amazing weekend lined up for you; mindfulness, meditation, Chi Kung, dynamic meditations, mindful walking, mindful eating and even an 'Osho style mindful dance' to ensure that you remain in a deep state of mindfulness for the duration of your stay. We have pulled together some of the best mindfulness teachers going to bring their own unique approach to mindfulness teaching. By popular demand we welcome back Marcus, a Chi Kung master with nearly 30 years experience to share his insights and understanding and to introduce you to the metaphysical aspects of this ancient art. As always the team will be on hand to help with your practice, answer questions and most importantly help hold you in a deep state of mindfulness for the whole weekend. You'll enjoy the best vegetarian food, in mindful company in the gorgeous natural beauty of our new venue which has over 3 acres of outdoor space for us to mindfully discover. Take a holiday from your head and discover how to be a part of the mindfulness transformation. [/expand]
The New Venue – Burwell House
We're really excited to bring you to our new venue. This new space gives us the opportunity to have more guests and the various spaces indoor and out will make for some great teaching developments.
Built in the late 1700’s and owned by Cambridgeshire County Council since 1965, Burwell House retains the atmosphere of a large family home. With three acres of landscaped gardens, an orchard, meadows, a wildlife pond and a wide array of sculptures, it gives us the perfect tranquil setting to hold us in a state of Mindfulness.
The house includes 2 lounges and a conservatory along with a variety of spaces we can utilise for teaching and relaxing. Accommodation is upstairs, with 11 comfortable bedrooms ranging from twin-bedded rooms to larger dormitories, sleeping up to 60 people in total. All bedrooms have access to toilets and showers and all bed linen is provided.
For more information about the venue you can visit www.burwellhouse.com
How to get there
Satnav postcode - CB25 0EF
Burwell House is located in the Fen edge village of Burwell, 13 miles northeast of Cambridge
10 minutes drive off the A11 and A14 – within an hours drive of most of East Anglia and the M25.
20 minutes drive from Ely and Newmarket railway stations
45 minutes drive from Stansted Airport
Nearest stations: Newmarket
From London: London Kings Cross about 1hr 30 mins/then by taxi to Burwell House (5.5miles) or we will do a couple of planned pick ups & drop offs at a specified time only (times TBA)
On bus routes from Cambridge (1 hour 20 mins)
The Line Up
8.00pm Welcome Talk with Adrian & The Team
9.00pm Kundalini Yoga with Paul
A few photos from Burwell House
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Now Project retreats are not about running from the world; in fact they are the very opposite. On retreat we engage fully with the world in the present moment and it is from this place of presence that we open ourselves up for insights arise.
We start our retreats getting to know one another and getting an understanding of what has brought our guests to our cosy retreat home in the Suffolk countryside. Each weekend brings us a diverse group from all walks of life. Some arrive with real struggles that they are looking to overcome, others are simply curious to know more about Mindfulness and meditation and then we have a good few who really don’t know why they find themselves in a room of strangers on retreat! [expand title="Click here to read more"]
And this is the great thing about our retreats, there is no tick list of reasons as to why you might benefit from a weekend in the woods with us! But by the end of the weekend there’s a good chance you’ll know why you came.
Let me share with you my personal experience of going on my first retreat…
In early 2013 I began working with Adrian on a 1 to 1 basis, he was helping me overcome an addiction and the underlying causes of my destructive behaviour. He mentioned that I might enjoy coming on retreat and since the work we were doing was having such a profound affect on my life I didn’t have cause to doubt his recommendation. So I booked myself on a retreat for later that Summer. As the weekend approached I was excited and nervous; this was the first time I’d done anything like this and I didn’t know anyone apart from Adrian (and I’d only ever met him via Skype!) so this was me stepping well out of my comfort zone… and doing so clean and sober!
I arrived on the Friday feeling a little like a lost child to be honest, however it took hardly any time at all for me to feel ok about being there. The warmth of the team, including Jason’s beaming smile, Paul’s calming presence and the sense of safety within their care settled me so that I could start to really open up. Not once did I feel vulnerable in letting my mask drop. It was so refreshing to be able to just be truly authentic. Every talk Adrian gave spoke volumes, every interaction with the team and the other guests had something to offer me. I think over the course of the weekend I experienced every emotion going as I was given the space and safety to explore what is within me. I cried like a wailing banshee and laughed like laughing buddha! It challenged me, it softened me, it stirred the very essence of my being and by the time I left on Sunday I felt so much love for life and it was to be the first of many retreats!
From there I went on to work on our retreats as part of our fantastic team and I got to witness first hand the power of Mindfulness and meditation. When someone arrives on Friday nervous, scared even, and in a place of real suffering and then over the course of the weekend I watch the weight of the world being lifted from their shoulders it is a real honour. In the same way it is to see those guests who arrive simply because they are curious leave on Sunday learning something far more profound than they could ever have anticipated.
Our retreats give you a chance to learn a better way of living, to take home Mindfulness ‘tools’ to help you along the way. They aren’t about intellectual understanding but are experiential – we hold a mindful space for you to explore what living mindfully can offer.
So part from the fact that the food is great, the location is idyllic and the company is pretty good too I would say that going on retreat can be truly life changing and we have hundred’s of guests that would agree.
All that’s required to get the most out of a retreat is an open mind (although a good dollop of fun and sense of humour will help too!).[/expand]
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