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Natural Ease in Practice – (waiting list)


Monday 5 – Sunday 11 August 2019 (6 nights)

Retreat is Expired This is an old retreat and no longer available for booking.

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The essence of practice is to see and know, as purely as we can, our direct experience in the moment. There is a potential within our hearts for discerning awareness. If we open to what is arising in this body and mind bringing a gentle curiosity to it, we find this awareness arises.

We may be familiar with the idea of the Buddha’s teaching on the Middle Way, but perhaps forget how a middle way might look or feel for ourselves as we navigate through our lived experience. We will also inquire into what takes us away from this relaxed, spacious effort into becoming over-focused or stressed.

SUVACO is a former Buddhist monk and a passionate advocate for embodying life in all of its forms. He lives in the South West UK where he works as a psychotherapist and Tai Qi teacher.

Listen to one of Suvaco's Talks at Gaia House on 15.06.2015: Evening Talk from Touching the Earth Retreat (Duration 47:09)


AJAHN JUTINDHARO Ajahn Jutindharo began his meditation practice in 1982 and since 1989 has been a monk in the Thai forest lineage of Ajhan Chah and Ajahn Sumedho, living primarily in the UK. For the last ten years he has been the Abbot at Hartridge Monastery in Devon.




Retreat Code = 19155

A = suitable for all
B = particularly suitable for beginners


Well-being guidelines - please click here to read before booking

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

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 participate in a retreat. 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.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact Susanne using the email address, retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk

Monday 5 August – Sunday 11 August 2019 (6 nights)

Standard Rate:    £354 - Please pay this rate if you can
Sponsor Rate:        £425 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
Supported Rate:     £301 - Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
FAB Fund Rate:      £177 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate:£106 - 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 12.30pm on the final day (or 1.30pm if staying for lunch).
  • 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.