March - November 2018
Sangha Retreat will be hosting month-long Community Retreats, giving those with experience of, or wishing to gain insight into community based living the opportunity to share and practice the
experience in a quiet and peaceful environment.
Only 6 places per month will be allocated for four week periods, with longer stays considered for more experienced visitors.
Irrespective of faith, gender or practice visitors are invited to live and share with others day to day routines such as cooking, meal times and domestic chores. Allocated single rooms (unless requested to share) guests will enjoy the opportunity of setting their own agenda or routine for four weeks whilst benefiting from support from other like-minded residents.
Our tranquil environment will give you the opportunity discover and engage with Community life; which is a spiritual practice in itself – learning to share, to tolerate other people and communicate honestly. Community life helps people to develop loving-kindness, loosen the divide between self and others, and to realise the interconnected nature of our lives. Great friendships can be forged during community living.
You will have the opportunity to live in a rustic farmhouse enviroment, amidst glorious gardens in the heart of the Millevaches National Park. Being collectively responsible for daily routines and organising your days to suite your needs.
There is no longer availability for 2018.
*Please enquire for 2019
Only six places per month, you will need to enquire and book early.
*Community prepared Breakfast and evening meal
Please contact us if you wish to 'lead' a Retreat with teachings in any discipline to discuss concessions and benefits.
* average cost per person:
approximately £110 per week (B&B)
What is Mindfulness?
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. It has been proven that paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing - thats a fact!
Some people call this awareness 'mindfulness'. You can take steps to develop this in your own life, good mental wellbeing means feeling good about life and yourself.
Becoming more aware of the present moment means noticing the sights, smells and sounds that you experience, as well as your thoughts and feelings that occur from one moment to another.
Mindfulness can help us enjoy the world more and understand ourselves better.
2019 - Enquiries welcome
Peace of mind - "the absence of mental stress or anxiety"
All living beings have the same basic wish to be happy and avoid suffering, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness and suffering.
We generally believe that external conditions e.g. material posessions and money are the real causes of happiness, and as a result we devote time and energy to acquiring these.
Superficially it seems that these things can make us happy, but if we look more deeply we shall see that they also bring us suffering and problems.
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