22 July 2023 - 29 July 2023


Cost Information: £420 single room, £308 each in a twin, £238 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.

Course fee £310, payable directly to Alistair, details below.

Course outline


For almost 20 years, Alistair has been running Mindsprings Retreats on the beautiful Holy Isle off the coast of Arran in Scotland. This year we are holding a summer week of Beingfulness on the Island, a practice that celebrates the joy of being human.

Come and enjoy the powerful energy of the Island, the delicious island-grown food and the wonderful presence of good-hearted people practicing together. Friendships are born on Holy Island that last for years! 

We will be exploring Alistair's embodied meditation practice, Beingfulness. A comprehensive way to deepen and enjoy your experience of the world and yourself. It's a beautiful and profound practice - something precious to take with you when you leave the retreat. And it's suitable for beginners and more seasoned meditators. 

The Centre for World Peace on the Island is a comfortable and well-staffed place to stay with single, double, sea-view and dorm rooms available. The food is delicious and vegetarian. And the Island itself has a transformative magic. 

Further information and bookings

You can make inquiries and register your place on the retreat through Alistair's Mindsprings website

Once you have made your booking with Alistair, please book your accommodation on Holy Isle, which you pay for on arrival. Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 7 nights from 22nd July 2023. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional ExtrasPlease select Beingfulness