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, […]

The Wuji Retreat – Summer Of Love 2013

The Wuji retreat at the end of August which stands out for many reasons.  We’ve had people traveling from as far as the Midlands before and I though we were doing well when one of guests traveled all the way down from Doncaster, but this retreat broke all records, one guest traveled all the way […]

Happy Swallows Retreat – 2013

It’s not often that I get to fly like the swallows,  but at our last retreat I did and it felt wonderful.  Have you ever watched the swallows fly? They swoop and dive and perform aerial acrobatics in perfect union with each other, they fly at incredible speed and miss each other by centimeters,  but […]

The Great Oak retreat – Summer of Love 2013

Wow what a weekend,  the weather was fantastic,  the food great and the company wonderful. Thank you everyone for making the weekend so special   This was the largest retreat so far, lots if new faces, and many familiar ones: Rob, Barry, Ketan and Briggitte, all back for more.  It was lovely to see so many […]