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 )
We also welcome those who have not yet learned TM to join a course of TM instruction which is run alongside the advanced retreat on the dates below. Learn Transcendental Meditation on Retreat
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.
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 (2020): 2 Night Retreat from £235 to £310 pp, all inclusive (single supp. £50-£90) note: this cost is for those who have already learned TM with the Trust (or subsequently joined having learnt elsewhere) as outlined above. Learning TM on retreat incurs the additional course fee according to income. Transport: Return taxis available from Tonbridge station for just £10 (normally £35+)
|Dates for 2020|
|1 - 3 May||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|5 - 7 June||SIDDHI Course 1st Weekend + TM Refresher||Open to Siddhi course and Gemma’s TM Teaching course only initially (unless accompanying and sharing a room with a course participant). From 20th April - OPEN to ALL MEDITATORS for Retreat with free Refresher|
|17 -19 July||SIDDHI Course 2nd Weekend +TM Refresher||Open to Siddhi course and Gemma’s TM Teaching course only initially (unless accompanying and sharing a room with a course participant). From 26th MAY - OPEN to ALL MEDITATORS for Retreat with free Refresher.|
|14 - 17 August (with A. Shearer)||3 nights RETREAT (Open to ALL)|
|4 - 11 September||SIDDHI Course Part 3 - One Week||Weekend - Open to Siddhi course & TM Teaching course only initially (unless accompanying and sharing a room with a course participant). From 20th JULY- OPEN to ALL MEDITATORS. Sun to Fri – Open to Siddhi Course only. From 5th April OPEN to Experienced Meditators & Siddhas (2,3 or 5 nights).|
|6 - 8 November||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|Dates for 2021|
|8 - 10 January||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|26-28 February||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|30 April - 2 May||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|2 - 4 July||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|13 - 16 August (with A. Shearer)||3 nights RETREAT (Open to ALL)|
|3 - 5 September||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
|5 - 7 November||RETREAT, Open to ALL|
“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
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