Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Meditation to help us develop an “attitude of gratitude” to all experience.

24 April 2018 - 01 May 2018

Leader: Clive Holmes

Cost Information: £385 single room, £560 for two people sharing a twin, £224 dorm.

Course fee £150

Course outline

Meditation can help us both care for our health and improve our quality of life through developing an “attitude of gratitude” which helps us welcome all experience, pleasant and unpleasant. This course is about recognising this healing attitude and then developing it in four practical and simple stages. The teachings will be based on Tibetan forms of therapy incorporating visualisation, breathing methods and certain exercises.stupa+flag

One secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment, wisely and earnestly. So, we will learn how “to bring a kind and precise attention to all of our experience.” We will learn skills on how to respond directly to our inner and outer “weather” and not be slaves to moods or feelings that come and go like clouds. Cultivating such awareness could have a direct benefit to our health. 

We will explore the  “Four Healing Powers” - helpful and healing images and words to encourage confidence. These have been taught successfully for hundreds of years in Tibet but are not so well known in the west. Using visualisations we can cultivate our ability to relax and gain internal access to support, especially to help when times are difficult. Self-compassion can help us overcome shame and low self-esteem.

The retreat will include teaching and guided meditations and there will be time every afternoon to explore the beautiful natural environment of Holy Isle.

There will be a day of silence in the middle of the retreat.

Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 7 nights from 24 April 2018. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living.