Here at Mindfulness CIC, we offer one day, weekend and week long meditation retreats throughout the UK, Italy and Spain, including the beautiful town of Newtown Linford, Leicestershire. These retreats allow you time to focus and deepen your mindfulness and compassion practice.
Passionate Presence Five day Meditation retreat
Venue: Nanpantan Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire | 1st - 5th July 2019
PRICE: Full: Shared-£495.00/Single Room-£595.00 Please contact if us if you are interested in attending.
Price includes all vegetarian meals. 4 lunches, 4 evening meals, 4 breakfasts and snacks
This meditation retreat is led by author and international teacher Suryacitta and Gaynor Quilter. Suryacitta is also a member of UK mindfulness teachers network
PLEASE NOTE: This is the only long silent meditation retreat Suryacitta is leading in the UK in 2019 so please book early
This retreat is open to all who are familiar with mindfulness and wishing to practice and work with a teacher with over 30 years experience.
It is also suitable for teachers of mindfulness who wish to explore the subtleties of mindfulness for themselves.
Please contact us in interested .
There will be teaching from Suryacitta and Gaynor on themes such as:
The Power of Presence
How to Get out of Your Head and into the Present
Working with Difficulties
How to find meaning in life
Opening to your Natural Goodness - sinking into presence
The story of Kisa Gotami - reflections on life and death
Who are you...really?
How to develop self-compassion
There will be time for discussion and the option of One to One time with Suryacitta and Gaynor to discuss your practice.
There will be guidance on a variety of guided meditations including:
Mindfulness of breathing
Who am I
Looking at the nature of thoughts
There will also be 3 days of silence to aid calm and reflection and ample free time to relax and enjoy the stunning grounds and countryside.
If you are interested and need more info or you wish to book please contact Gaynor on 07837866619 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the comments from people who attended the 2018 Nanpantan Retreat:
“It exceeded my expectations, Suryacitta always keeps the content simple and understandable”
“I've gone from asking what's that about, to asking what's going on? A big shift!!!”
“In short my time here has left me feeling ready to commit to my practice and hopefully edge closer to the razor's edge in my everyday life dealings, I'm so grateful.”
“What a lovely enriching week. I've learnt such a lot, about mindfulness meditation, but also some satisfying insights for myself.”
“This is been a very rich experience for me. I have realised the opportunity to step off the hamster wheel of everyday life and slow down, pause, savour the beautiful grounds and meet new people and experience new teaching and meditation styles.”
“This is a beautiful place, an easy place to be even when things are not. The most important thing for me is to feel safe and safe was how I felt here.”
“I appreciate that this will be a long journey and I will come across some very difficult emotions that have been very well buried. But for once I actually feel like it is something I can do and will do. I look forward to going home and enjoying my children (in the moment) and hopefully giving them the life I never had.”
“If you want to experience and appreciate what is, I highly recommend this retreat".
”For more info contact Gaynor on 07837866619 or email@example.com or Surya on 07908957100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our retreats are very popular and there are a limited number of spaces. So it is important that any cancellation, or changes, to bookings are made well in advance.
If you need to transfer to a later retreat we can do this free of charge.
Mindfulness Retreat – One Day
January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Venue: Sunnyside House, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, LE60HH
Cost £75.00 includes lunch and snacks
This mindfulness retreat day is suitable for anybody interested in learning the simple and transformative practice of mindfulness. It is also aimed at those with an existing practice who wish to deepen their meditation practice with Suryacitta who is one of the most experienced teachers in the UK.
You will learn and further explore a variety of meditation practices inlcuding:
Mindfulness of Breathing, Compassion meditation and Choiceless Awareness. Suryacitta and Gaynor will share tools and techniques for use in everyday life to help calm the mind and deal with difficult situations.
If you have a question prior to booking or would like to pay via bank transfer or cheque please contact us using the form below or call us.
Cancellations must be made at least seven days prior to the start of the course. If you cancel within seven days we will look at your situation.
No refunds will be given once the course has started. however, we can offer a free transfer to another course.
9th - 10th
Silent Meditation Retreat over two days
March 9th & 10th @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm GMT
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March
Price £95 includes lunches, teas, coffees and biscuits
VENUE: Sunnyside, Groby Lane, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE60HH
This silent meditation retreat will be led by Suryacitta who has 30 years experience of retreats and practice. During the silence, there will be teaching from Suryacitta on meditation and other themes.
A silent retreat allows us to take time out from our busy lives and to rest, and to focus ourselves on our meditation practice.
This is a non-residential retreat but for those who live a distance away, there is local accommodation which we can supply details of on receipt of booking.
Numbers limited to 14 so please book early.
If you would like to pay via bank transfer or cheque please contact us as this is an option.
Meditation Retreat - Seven Day
31st August – 7th September 2019
Venue: Casa Rosa, ASSISI, ITALY - During the week there will be teachings and practises omindfulness and Compassion with Suryacitta and Gaynor.
It is suitable for complete beginners and those who wish to deepen their practice of mindfulness and Compassion.
Please contact us or go to Casa Rosa for more details
Silent Meditation retreats in Spain - 2 places left
Amitavati, Valencia, Spain dates for the meditation retreat are 6th - 13th June.
2019 will be our 11th year running thismeditation retreat. It is set in stunning views in the mountains near Valenecia, Spain.
There are three days of silence during the retreat and teachings from Suryacitta and Vidyasri.
Please contact us if you are intererested.
Cost is 395 euros and includes accommodation and all meals.
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What People Say
“If you want to experience and appreciate what is, I highly recommend this retreat.”
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