Transcendental Meditation Advanced Retreats
We welcome to our transcendental meditation advanced retreats and advanced courses, all who have completed the Transcendental Meditation (TM) course of instruction with the Meditation Trust (or with the Maharishi Foundation or Vedic Meditation network if you have joined the Trust )
When you have been practising Transcendental Meditation for a few months, your practice is regular, both meditation and activity afterwards are comfortable, and hopefully you have attended a few meditators’ meetings to keep your understanding of the practice on track, you will be very welcome on one of our weekend retreats.
Transcendental meditation advanced retreats are the next big step forward in your meditation practice and are proving extremely popular with those who want to speed up their progress and enjoy the most relaxing weekend ever! They are held at Oxon Hoath Country Estate Retreat near Tonbridge, which is warmly appreciated for its lovely quiet atmosphere, beautiful grounds and delightful vegetarian food, (three plentiful meals a day). Oxon Hoath is only 15 minutes drive from the M25 yet deep in tranquil countryside.
“It was my first retreat and I absolutely loved it. I have been meditating for over 12 months now and found the deep rest of the meditation combined with the tranquil surroundings nourishing and I now feel ready to face the world!” Tom Scott
Arrive Friday afternoon for two meditations before dinner and leave at teatime on Sunday. Extended meditation in the group or ’rounding’ on your own if you prefer, with optional 1 hour FREE yoga postures session with qualified instructor and pranayama, plus meetings and discussions, and walking in the wonderful grounds and beautiful surrounding countryside. A structured programme which you can follow or not, according to your mood, including a “quiet day” on Saturday, when we talk as little as possible in the house outside the meetings, adding a whole new dimension to our experience! Meet lots of new meditating friends and gain the results of 3 months’ meditation in just one weekend (according to Maharishi)!
Location: Oxon Hoath, Hadlow, nr Tonbridge, Kent TN11 9SS
Cost (2016): 2 Night Retreat from £210 to £290 pp, all inclusive (single supp. £40) Transport: Return taxis available from Tonbridge station for just £10 (normally £30+)
|Dates for 2016|
|8-10 Jan||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|4-6 March||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|29 Apr-2 May||3 Nights Bank Holiday RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|1-3 July||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|12-15 Aug||3 Nights (not Bank Holiday) RETREAT with Alistair Shearer, Open to ALL|
|2-4 Sep||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|November||No Retreat, owing to Teacher Training Course|
|Dates for 2017|
|6-8 Jan||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|3-5 March||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|28 April - 1 May||3 night RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|7-9 July||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|11-14 August||3 night RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|1-3 Sept||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|3-5 Nov||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|Dates for 2018|
|15-17 June||Siddhi Course w/e 1|
|20-22 July||Siddhi Course w/e 2|
|10-19 Sept||Siddhi ‘Flying’ Course|
Retreats are available in the north at Alnmouth in Northumberland and Derwent in Cumbria.
Please note the course structure in the North differs from above with no formal yoga posture sessions and no ‘quiet day’.
Please contact Chris Greathead for more details: 0191 213 2179
As a courtesy to the Maharishi Foundation, we point out that we have made some additions to the basic retreat format recommended by Maharishi. Instead of Yoga Postures demonstrated to you by a TM teacher, usually not qualified to teach Hatha Yoga, we employ a fully qualified and insured professional posture teacher to give you two free 1 hour Yoga posture sessions during a weekend retreat. We also allow meditators to meditate as a group in the library, instead of ’rounding’ alone in their bedroom. But the meditator is free to choose. Most prefer the group. We allow experienced meditators, if they prefer, to choose to do extra ’rounds’ instead of attending all the meetings, provided they carefully monitor their feelings and discuss any discomfort with the course leader. We have added a ‘quiet day’ on Saturday when talking in the house is discouraged. This adds a significant depth, enjoyment and strength of progress which participants find extremely valuable.
“I loved the retreat last weekend at Oxon Hoath. It’s my fourth retreat in the last year and each time I love them more and more. I’ve struggled keeping up my daily meditation practice but when I’m at the retreats it feels like the most amazing, life affirming, important thing I do.” Harry Smith