Where: Burwell House, Enter via, Silver St, Burwell, Cambridge CB25 0EF
When: 12 – 14 July | 30 Aug – 1 Sept | 11 – 13 Oct | 29 Nov – 1 Dec
£279 fully inclusive standard accommodation
£349 for a bed in private room for 2* (limited availability)
*Includes all food & refreshments
£100 deposit to secure place, balance 30 days before the retreat
(for more information see Venue & Accommodation info below)
Join us for a life-changing weekend
If you have any questions regarding our retreats please just get in touch today.
The Now Project Mindfulness weekends are for everyone aged 18 to 80 who want to explore the wonderful possibilities that Mindfulness and meditation have to offer.
Whether you are drawn to mindfulness to ease stress, relieve depression, tackle illness, improve your well-being or achieve spiritual enlightenment these retreats are for you. They are perfect for complete beginners and mindfulness masters alike.
If you are new to mindfulness, you’ll learn everything that you need to be mindful in a weekend. If you are already practising mindfulness then these weekends will take your practice to a new level. They are great fun, the food is fantastic, you’ll meet some wonderful people and you’ll learn something that could change your life.
“Join us for a weekend of love, laughter and learning and discover a profoundly better way of living”
What are our Mindfulness Retreat weekends about?
It’s great to learn Mindfulness from books or lectures, but in truth, Mindfulness is an experience, and books and lectures can only point you in the right direction. Mindfulness can’t be grasped intellectually because mindfulness isn’t a theory, or a belief, or anything to do with mental gymnastics. Mindfulness is a state of being. It’s a heightened state of alert awareness that allows your mind to go quiet. Then you can rest from the constant mental chatter, your problems, worries and head dramas and get on with the really important issue of enjoying your life.
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The basic principles of Mindfulness are really simple and there really isn’t much to understand. Mindfulness is all about practice and direct experience. And that is what The Now Project Mindfulness Weekends are about, we’ll teach you everything that you need to know to practice mindfulness, but more importantly, you’ll get to experience mindfulness for real and live it for an extended period.
From the outset we’ll help you to achieve a deep state of mindfulness and the retreat is designed to help you maintain your mindfulness for much of the weekend. And that will teach you more about mindfulness than any book, lecture or smartphone app ever can. We have a team of really experienced mindfulness practitioners who can hold a high degree of mindfulness and they will help to keep you mindful in between the classes, teaching you mindfulness and advancing your practice to a new level.
We won’t make you dress in robes or sit facing a wall for hours, there’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s just not our style. We prefer to teach mindfulness our own way, we have a modern, plain talking approach to mindfulness, the teaching is no less profound but we want to make it accessible relaxed and fun. It is a holiday after all.
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 shared rooms (same sex). All bedrooms have access to toilets and showers and all bed linen is provided.
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) if you want a lift from the station lets us know, we will do pickups & drop-offs at a specified time only (times TBA)
On bus routes from Cambridge (1 hour 20 mins)
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Really never would have expected one weekend to flip my world…for ever and better. Give it a go, I did
Thanks guys I had the most amazing weekend and haven’t stopped smiling since.
Didn’t realise I spent time dwelling on the past and planning the future, I had forgotten about today. Sooooo glad to be part of the “Now” project. I can’t thank you enough.
I’ll be back ……..
Just spent the most amazing weekend with these guys. Be in the now and do the same. You won’t regret it. Couldn’t recommend this retreat enough! Go for it! Xxx
The learning and the fun with lovely people.
Just got back from a weekend retreat with my husband. I’m still emotional. What a beautiful experience. Thank you so much. You have changed both our lives. I now know my direction xx
We’ll be back ?
Fantastic team who truly know how to bring participants into the present moment. There are no words to adequately describe the sublime experiences and connections made at their retreats. I have just been for the third time. It just gets better!!! ?
Denise H Hillsden
I went on the Now retreat for a enlightening weekend. This has been one of my better decisions.
Now everything is bright and new. The team and location was amazing.
They have given me the skills to help with life in general.
Big thanks to them all.
Just back from a very relaxing and fulfilling weekend retreat with these lovely people. Can’t wait to start my meditation tonight.
Fantastic weekend with fantastic people in fantastic surroundings. What are you waiting for? Do it NOW!
My husband and I attended a weekend retreat in Suffolk. “Amazing” really doesn’t cover it but it’s as close as I can get without writing a novel.
I went with some trepidation and to be honest a degree of angst and cynicism, “what if I can’t do it?”, “What if I don’t fit in?” (I could go on!). From the outset the team were calm, welcoming, reassuring (without appearing to do anything) and completely non judgemental. They quickly made a group of strangers feel bonded, supported and supportive of each other without any artificial artifice.
The weekend flows well, there is no pressure but clear simple explanations and practical steps, no bells, no robes no zen teachers who appear to have no earthly issues but people who are open and honest about their past , their ongoing journeys and what has helped them.
I arrived on Friday stressed, and anxious I left on Sunday feeling serene, but more amazingly I awoke on Monday morning and the world seemed a different place like a filter had been removed and I could see and have perspective again. I shall continue to practice and will certainly be back.
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