This retreat is dedicated to the exploration and cultivation of four natural wonders of the heart: friendliness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity. Together with the practices of mindfulness and investigation, these four inter-related qualities help us find a path through life conducive to healing, awakening, and freedom.
The retreat will be held predominantly in silence but there will also be individual and group meetings with the teachers, guided meditations, Dharma talks, and contemplative exercises in pairs or groups involving some talking and listening.
A limited number of camping places are available for this retreat at a reduced rate. It is not possible to book these online. Please contact our Reception team to enquire. Please note that we can only accommodate small one/two-person tents and each retreatant must have their own tent. Please be aware that if there is poor weather we may be unable to accommodate campers in the house.
JENNY WILKS has practised in various Buddhist traditions since the late 1980s, and has an MA in Indian Religions.
She has taught for several years at Gaia House, the Barn Retreat near Totnes in Devon UK, and local meditation classes.
She trained in clinical psychology and works as an MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) therapist and trainer at Exeter University.
Listen to one of Jenny Wilks' Talks at Gaia House on 19.09.2011: The Ending of Suffering (Duration 51:38)
ZOHAR LAVIE has been practising meditation in different traditions since 1995. This journey has taken her from the meditation cushion into exploring further ways of expressing truth and love and in 2004 she co-founded SanghaSeva. She now spends most of her time facilitating retreats that offer service as a spiritual path around the world. Since 2006 she has been teaching on silent retreats and Dharma gatherings in India, Europe and Israel.
Listen to one of Zohar Lavie's Talks at Gaia House on 28.06.2015: The Power of Joy (Duration 44:27)
Retreat Code = 17150
A = suitable for all
Wednesday 5 July 2017 - Monday 10 July 2017 (5 nights)
Standard Rate: £275 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate: £234 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate: £330 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
For additional help with retreat costs, other options are available
Extending Your Retreat = £43 per night - Conditions apply - please see box
This retreat is almost full - there are only limited spaces available
- To join the Waiting List, a non-refundable registration fee of £1.00 is required
- Please complete the checkout process and pay the registration fee
- Confirmation of being added to the waiting list will be emailed to you
- We will contact you if and when a place on this retreat becomes available
- Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place