Lessons in Mindfulness – The Paradox

Where are you going?  Who are you becoming ? You are going? no-where, you’ve already arrived. This moment is all that exists. The future is nothing more than a rubbish guess, it’s just a projection of your mind, and it exists no-where other than in your head. You are not ever going anywhere, because there […]

Summer Fruit Retreat August 2015

There’s something amazing happening down at Retreat farm, I’m not sure what, but i know it’s amazing.  We’ve always attracted people who are on the cusp of a shift.  Often driven to mindfulness by the distress of their mental noise, they are naturally open and available to new insights. Ripe for the picking. But I’ve […]

Mindful World Retreat

Thank you all for another fantastic retreat. Thank you for all the lovely emails and comments, we must be doing something right. It was wonderful to welcome so many new faces to our Mindful Family and a real joy to see so many old family coming back year after year. Maybe we should start doing […]

Mindful Friends Retreat

Thank you everyone who came on our first retreat of the summer. What an amazing weekend. You are a great bunch and it was an absolute joy to have you. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful mindfulness practitioners and teachers who made the weekend such a success, what a team.       There […]

Greater Mind Retreat – Sept 2014

With a blindfold covering their eyes and ear plugs cancelling out the noise, doctor Michel Berg sat in his laboratory at the university of Strasbourg and began to think. Nearly 5000 miles away at a research facility in Kerala India, Spanish scientist Dr Alejandro Riera wearing a cap of electrodes also started to think. Over […]

Rain and Shine Retreat – Aug 2014

First there was one, gently flapping their wings coyly showing their radiant colours and then there was another then another and soon they were everywhere, radiant new beings, flying free in the July sunshine, with no care care for past and future, simply reveling in their glorious expression of the moment.There is no greater privilege […]

Butterfly Farm Retreat -July 2014

There’s something wonderful happening at Retreat Farm this summer. Something really special is flourishing and I’m so privileged to be part of it. Many of our guest come back and back again and each time they return their presence has grown and the energy is stronger. I’m staggered by how easy this work is becoming, […]

Sunny Solstice Retreat – June 2014

Thank you to all our guests old and new. It’s always great to see old faces, Ketan, James, Simon, Martin, Olly and a special thanks to a regular guest Steve because he brought his mum with him this time. Everyone needs a mindful mum.  It’s lovely to see you all again and a joy to witness your awareness growing between each […]

Snowdrop Retreat – Feb 2014

Thank you everyone who came to our last retreat, what a fantastic weekend, even the weather colluded to make it special . There was a real sense of spring in the air, nature is awakening and the ground was covered with snowdrops.  I love this time of year,  we are by no means out of […]

The Diamond Tree Retreat – Jan 2014

There’s a magical tree down at Martinsell and at this time of year it grows diamonds. The diamonds can not be seen by just anyone, to most people they are invisible. Only the initiates can see. To the uninitiated, there is nothing see,  it is just a damp tree, just a grey tree on a grey day.  But […]