Being Still Still Being - The Practice of Peaceful Sitting

For his summer retreat, Alistair and the team are guiding the practice of silent sitting, so beloved by so many traditions but so often plagued with obsessive thinking and physical pain.

This course is now closed

29 June 2018 - 06 July 2018

Leader: Alistair Appleton

Cost Information: £385 single room, £560 for two people sharing a twin, £224 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.

Course fee £240

Course outline

Drawing on the somatic teachings of Reggie Ray, Alistair will be leading us to find a way to sit within the "field of the body" and let troublesome thoughts float away. In this easy and open way of sitting we can experience a level of stability and peace that many of us find shockingly new and unexpected.

This is a course suitable for beginners but also for those of us who have been practicing for many years, but feel stuck in a meditative 'dead-end'. Working from a simple but profound understand of how the body is our greatest friend and the basis for our practice, the course will develop a sitting practice that can revolutionise our understanding of what 'meditation' really is, and lead to a lasting and palpable change in the way we experience the world and how we hold this unique life of ours.

For more info and to book:

The cost of the retreat is £240, payable through the Mindsprings website, or contact Alistair:

Once you have made your booking with Mindsprings, please book your accommodation on Holy Isle, which you pay for on arrival. Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 7 nights from Friday 29th June. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Being Still Still Being