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Embodying Presence – The Deep Current

Embodying Presence – The Deep Current

A river of presence flows through all of life, connecting us with ourselves and each other and the essence of living. On this retreat we’ll open to a direct experience of this clear, wakeful presence through an unbroken, integrated flow of meditation in movement and in stillness.

The practice of embodied, mindful meditation opens the possibility to understand and transform our habits of dissatisfaction and distraction and invites spaciousness and openness into our day-to-day lives. Becoming intimate, moment by moment, with living reality expands our life-perspective and attunes us to what really matters in life.

This retreat supports the possibility of mind-heart-body fullness and as we unwind our physical and mental contractions, we unveil our innate capacities for joy, freedom and contentment.


LEELA SARTI has been a student of the Buddha's teachings and practices since she was 16 years old. She lives with her family in Sweden and in addition to teaching Insight Meditation retreats internationally works individually with students in her psychotherapy practice in Stockholm. She is a long term student of the Diamond Approach and part of a teacher training program in that tradition.

Listen to one of Leela Sarti's Talks at Gaia House. 19.10.2015: Bowing to Instinct and Embracing Desire (Duration 51:54)


Retreat Code = 19134

A = suitable for all

Mental well-being guidelines - please click here to read before booking


Before you book, please read these guidelines about mental well-being and silent retreats:

Intensive silent meditation retreats can be very nourishing; however, as they require sustained meditation practice, they also need some stability of psychological health. If you have recently (within the past year or so) experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or if you are currently experiencing acute emotional distress such as serious depression or anxiety, it may not be the best time for you to attend an intensive retreat in silence. The teachers might not be able to give you the kind of individual psychological care you need at this time. A setting with more opportunities for interpersonal engagement may be more appropriate.

  • If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience to attend an intensive silent retreat.
  • Please be prepared to offer your mental health professional's contact information to the teachers on the opening day if requested.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact: retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk


Thursday 7 February 2019 - Sunday 10 February 2019 (3 nights)

Standard Rate:    £192 - Please pay this rate if you can
Sponsor Rate:        £230 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
Supported Rate:     £163 - Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
FAB Fund Rate:       £96 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £58 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page

Extending Your Retreat = £54 per night - Conditions apply - please see box

Arrival & Departure:

  • Arrive for registration between 2-5pm on the opening day.
  • Depart after 4pm on the final day of the retreat.
  • Please only make travel bookings to fit with these times.
  • These conditions apply even if you've been to Gaia House before.

Please only book if you are able to commit to the entire retreat:

  • The teachers and staff at Gaia House require this commitment in order to respect the retreat environment and minimise disruption to others.
  • We are not able to accept bookings from people who want to arrive and/or depart outside of these times.


Note: If you are booking for yourself and someone else -
you must make a separate booking for each person.

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Price: from £163.00

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