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Mindfulness Meditation Retreats and Events
Residential Mindfulness Events
Residential Mindfulness Retreats and Events
Residential Events

Isle of Wight - UK

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

ISLE OF WIGHT – UK

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

JUNE 2022:
Friday 17.06. – Tuesday 21.06.
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OCTOBER 2022:
Friday 14.10. – Tuesday 18.10.
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JUNE 2022:
Friday 17.06. – Tuesday 21.06.
Waiting List >>
OCTOBER 2022:
Friday 14.10. – Tuesday 18.10.

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.

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.

The following short Zen story gives you a profound pointer to the Teachings we will be encountering during our time together:


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.”

Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Description:

How often do we yearn for safety or comfort in the difficult moments of our lives? Especially nowadays, with current uncertainties, 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.

Our Retreat Community June 2022

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:


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

  • OCTOBER 2022:
    Friday 14.10. – Tuesday 18.10.

Itinerary

  • FIRST DAY:
    • 4.00pm                          Check-in begins
    • 6.30 – 7.30pm               Supper & Informal Gathering
    • 7.30 – 9.30pm               Orientation Session
  • FULL EVENT DAYS:
    • 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              Extended Rest Practice period to enjoy the beautiful surroundings
    • 3.00 – 6.00pm                Afternoon Session includes Individual Meeting with the Teacher
    • 6.00 – 8.00pm                Supper & Rest Practice
    • 8.00 – 9.00pm                Evening Session
  • LAST DAY:
    • 7.30 – 8.00am                Early Morning Session
    • 8.00 – 9.30am                Breakfast & Packing
    • 9.30 – 12.30pm              Closing Session
    • 12.30pm                         Departure

Costs:

  • Tuition Fee (does not include accommodation fee):

  • Accommodation charges:
    Including Half Board at Hill View House, which includes Breakfast and Supper, with Tea’s, Coffee & Refreshments throughout the day.

    • Single occupancy: £ 440
    • Double occupancy: £ 320

  • If you don’t stay on site:
    There is an additional charge of £ 160 for Breakfast and Supper at Hill View House including Tea’s, Coffee & Refreshments throughout the day.

Enrolment:


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 5th of October 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


This Residential Event will take place at Hill View House, Isle of Wight.

If you cancel more than 30 days prior to your booked Retreat (starting 14th October), we will refund your Tuition Fee minus a charge of 20% to cover our administration costs. We regret that cancellations 30 days or less before the booked event cannot be refunded.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Retreat has to be cancelled by us, we will refund any Tuition Fees paid to us by participants. Our liability is limited to refunding only our Tuition Fees. We recommend participants have adequate insurance to cover any cancelled travel or personal expenses.

Hill View House Cancellation Policy


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.

Our Covid-19 Statement


Your welfare is very important to us!

Therefore, despite the easing of Covid-19 measures, we have made the decision that for all our Residential Events there will be a maximum of 10 people attending. 

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Freshwater Village, West Wight, Isle of Wight, UK
Garden Hillview House Freshwater Bay, West Wight, Isle of Wight, UK
Garden Hillview House Freshwater Bay, West Wight, Isle of Wight, UK
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Freshwater Bay, West Wight, Isle of Wight, UK
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Double Bedroom, Hill View, Freshwater, IOW, UK
Garden Hillview House Freshwater Bay, West Wight, Isle of Wight, UK
Freshwater Bay, West Wight, Isle of Wight, UK
Freshwater Bay West Wight
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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!

Pam & Charley look forward to welcoming you!

Pam & Charley look forward
to welcoming you!

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You are all welcome to join us!

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