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Mindfulness Meditation Retreats and Events
Residential Mindfulness Events

Residential Event

Residential Mindfulness Retreats and Events
Residential Events

Residential Event

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Living with Ease:
Being in alignment with the way things are

JUNE 2022:
Friday 17.06. – Tuesday 21.06.

Residential Event on the Isle of Wight – UK

Our Covid-19 Statement

Your welfare is very important to us!

Therefore despite the easing of Covid-19 measures we, at the Centre for Mindful Living, have made the decision that in general for all our Residential Events in the future, there will be a maximum of 8 people attending. 

Please be reassured that all bookings made for this event will be honoured and a forward credit applied if circumstances change due to the virus.

Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

A student is asking the teacher:

“When heat and cold come, how can I avoid them?”

And the teacher answers:
“Go to the place, where there is no heat or cold.”

The student says:
“Where is that place, where there is no heat or cold?”

And the teacher says:
“When it’s cold, shiver. And when it’s hot, sweat.”


How often do we yearn for safety or comfort in the difficult moments of our lives? Especially nowadays, with current certainties, fears or even geopolitical tumults.

Often, we want to find a place where there is no heat or cold.
Where there is no pain, no difficulties.

This is how many of us feel. We truly believe we can control the way things are. If we only knew the right technique, we could be beyond the place of cold and heat.

We develop strategies in the hope of coping better with the ‘full catastrophe’ of life. And sometimes these methods work, for a little while, but we may soon discover that they don’t offer a permanent solution.

What would happen, when we allow the moment to be as it is?
When we stop fighting it.
When we stop trying to fix it.
When we stop running away from it.
When we meet our life as it is!

In mindfulness, we are encouraged to bring awareness to what is present.
And by practicing in this way, we create conditions in which transformation can happen.

We invite you to join us in stillness and silence, to wake up to the beauty of being alive. To encounter life with freshness and wonder.

Each day on this Mindfulness Meditation Retreat offers a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both sitting and walking), instruction, individual meetings with the teacher and short inspirational talks related to our practice, as well as facilitation of a group inquiry process, all within an underlying environment of silence.

The retreat programme also includes a daily extended rest period for you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Freshwater Bay and its cliffs.

No experience necessary!

The present moment doesn’t distinguish between newcomers and experienced practitioners. Therefore, you are most welcome to join us, if our Mindfulness Meditation Retreat speaks to you and you are curious when you read this page!

This is the only pre-requisite!
We would love to have you at our retreat and would be delighted to welcome you. Please get in touch if you have any questions about any aspects of the retreat.

Details: Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Led by our Guiding Teacher

Venue: Hill View House
Location: Bedbury Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight PO40 9PD – UK

Non-Residents are welcome!  

Dates & Timings:

JUNE 2022:
Friday 17.06. – Tuesday 21.06. 

Please arrive on Friday between 4 and 6pm to allow time to get settled, before our informal gathering at 6.30pm and orientation in the evening. The retreat ends on Tuesday at 12.30pm.


    • 4.00pm                          Check-in begins
    • 6.30 – 7.30pm               Snack & Informal Gathering
    • 7.30 – 9.30pm               Orientation Session
    • 7.30 – 8.00am                Early Morning Session
    • 8.00 – 9.30am                Breakfast & Rest Practice
    • 9.30 – 12.30pm              Morning Session includes Talk related to our practice & Group Inquiry
    • 12.30 – 3.00pm              Rest Practice including early afternoon Snack with Tea’s, Coffee & Refreshments
    • 3.00 – 6.00pm                Afternoon Session includes Individual Meeting with the Teacher
    • 6.00 – 8.00pm                Private Supper Gathering (off-site)
    • 8.00 – 9.00pm                Evening Session (on-site)
    • 7.30 – 8.00am                Early Morning Session
    • 8.00 – 9.30am                Breakfast & Packing
    • 9.30 – 12.30pm              Closing Session
    • 12.30pm                         Departure


  • Tuition Fee including Private Supper Gatherings (does not include accommodation fee):

    • £ 440
    • £ 396 Discount Rate (Friends Membership)
    • A supplement of £ 30 will be applicable for special dietary requirements.
  • Accommodation charges:
    Bed & Breakfast and an early afternoon Snack with Tea’s, Coffee & Refreshments at Hill View House

    • Single occupancy: £ 320
    • Double occupancy: £ 160

  • If you don’t stay on site:
    There is an additional charge of £ 80 for Breakfast, Afternoon Snacks with Tea’s, Coffee & Refreshments at Hill View House


If you would like to join, please let us know and we will send you a reservation email with payment details.
In order to be able to confirm your place on the retreat, we do require full Tuition Fee payment either by Bank Transfer or by Debit/Credit Card (a handling charge of 4% will be added). Once we confirm your place we will email you a confirmation of your booking.

All payments to Hill View House are due on the 1st of June by Bank Transfer with no deposit required beforehand. We will email you the Bank details of Hill View House a week before the payment is due.

Travelling to the Retreat

Travelling to the island via Lymington Pier to Yarmouth (IOW) by WightLink car ferry is the most direct way to Freshwater Bay.
Taxi time from Yarmouth (IOW) to the venue is approximately five minutes.

Further Information can be found here >>

Centre for Mindful Living Cancellation Policy

Despite the easing of the COVID-19 measures, we will continue to keep our temporary changes to our cancellation policy. Be assured that all bookings made, will be honoured and a forward credit applied if circumstances change due to the virus.

This Residential Event will take place at Hill View House, Isle of Wight.
If the Residential Event has to be cancelled due to (Local) Government Guidance, we will hold your booking while we look to reschedule the event, or we would host the event online.
If you are unable to attend the rescheduled in person or online event, then a forward credit of the full tuition fee, towards any future events we host, will apply.

If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend due to the virus, then we will offer a forward credit towards a future event with us.

Our liability is limited to providing a forward credit. We recommend participants have adequate insurance to cover any cancelled travel or personal expenses.

Hill View House Cancellation Policy

In light of the Covid 19 Pandemic and the government advice, they have amended their cancellation policy to the following –
50% refund for cancellations up to 48 hours before arrival. For cancellations less than 48 hours before arrival, the full booking balance will be due.

Additional Information

The above updated cancellation policies replace the cancellation policies stated in the Terms & Conditions for the IC.CML and Hill View House. These updated cancellation policies will be valid as long as Covid-19 measures have to be in place.

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Hill View House is a 5 bedroomed detached house, nestling at the top of the hill in Bedbury Lane Freshwater. The garden has undergone a recent makeover and offers a perfect place to unwind. You will discover 3 pianos in the house which you are invited to use, and a very adorable dog called Charley (double doodle) who loves everyone.

The house is an 8-minute walk to the beautiful Freshwater Bay with Orchards grocery store and the famous Piano Cafe. Farringford (the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson) is situated just across the road!

We look forward to welcoming you, Pam & Charley

We look forward to welcoming you,
Pam & Charley

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You are all welcome to join us!