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Wholehearted Living

Wholehearted Living

How can we have a continuously rich and deep experience of life​?

The practice of embodied, mindful meditation opens the possibility to understand and transform our habits of dissatisfaction and ​distraction​, and invites spaciousness and openness in 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 seeks to establish the practice of mind-heart-body fullness and the reorienting and inclining of the mind towards the natural capacity for well-being, contentment, joy and kindness.

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 = 18133

A = suitable for all

Wednesday 7 February - Sunday 11 February 2018 (4 nights)

Standard Rate:    £224 - Please pay this rate if you can
Sponsor Rate:        £269 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
Supported Rate:     £190 - Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
FAB Fund Rate:      £112 - - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £67 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page

Extending Your Retreat = £44 per night - Conditions apply - please see box

Before you book, please read these guidelines regarding 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 (i.e. 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 or psychological care you might need at this time. It could possibly be more appropriate to practise in or seek out a setting where there are more opportunities for interpersonal engagement.

  • 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 opening day if requested.
  • If you have any questions about the above please contact:


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

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