Whether you just want to come and try something new that can help show you how to find some peace and happiness in your life, or whether you have already sat one of our 7 day meditation retreats with Burgs and wish to ‘plug’ back in, these non-residential weekends are a wonderful opportunity to relieve stress, regain clarity and have some time out from your busy schedule.
The weekend is both fun and dynamic, and yet the teachings and practices introduced over these two days are both deeply rewarding and healing. They will usually include a mixture of sitting meditation and chi kung, with the combination varying depending on the group. You will work to settle and still your mind and body, by clearing out any accumulated mental, emotional and physical energy that might be creating dysfunction and disharmony in our lives.
Set in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex, there are plenty of relaxing bed & breakfasts to stay in locally. See below under ‘Practical Information’ for more details or check airbnb.
Every workshop is uniquely tailored for each group, and the teachings shared vary from weekend to weekend. The workshop can be attended by all ages, and there is no need for any previous knowledge of either meditation or chi kung. Many students attending are interested in further investigating the very popular field of ‘Mindfulness’ which has become synonymous with modern life.
If you are thinking about joining one of the 7day Art of Meditation retreats, but are not sure that you are ready, then these workshops are a great opportunity to help you decide. Most people who are already interested in joining a 7day retreat and attend a workshop, generally decide to join a retreat to further explore the teachings shared.
If you have any further questions about the weekend then please do get in touch.
The weekend will usually have a mixture of the following –
Some dynamic movement practice, usually chi kung, will be part of the weekend to help get the body’s energy moving and start a deeper energetic reorganising process. A breathing practice may also be introduced to help support this process.
The meditation sessions will be the focus of the weekends, where some of the afternoons will be held in silence to give students a flavour of what it might be like on our 7day retreats, and why being silent helps deepen your experience when meditating.
As mentioned above, the weekends are tailored to each group so will differ each time.
Weekend Workshop Dates:
24th/25th November 2018
26th/27th January 2019
23rd/24th March 2019
1st/2nd June 2019
14th/15th September 2019
30th/1st December 2019
Duration: 2 day workshop ( Non-Residential )
Level: All Levels Welcome
Venue: Cowdray Hall, Midhurst, West Sussex
2018 Deposit: £40 to confirm booking
2018 Cost: £120 (incl. deposit).
2019 Deposit: £60 to confirm booking
2019 Cost: £160 (incl. deposit)
Arrival Time: 10am for a 10.30am start each day
Finish Time: Around 5.30pm each day
Location: The workshops are held near the beautiful West Sussex town of Midhurst, at
Park Way (first right off Easebourne Street)
Travel: The Hall is an hour and twenty minutes drive from central London. The closest rail station is Haselmere, and journey times are about 50 minutes from London Waterloo.
Attendance: We ask that you attend both days of the workshop to get the most benefit from the teachings.
Old students are asked to come on the first day if they are only attending one day (based on availability).
Your Weekend: As it is very deep work, we suggest that you plan a quiet, easy Saturday evening to allow you to process the day’s work and get the most out of the Sunday.
Food: There is a local farm shop across the road where you can buy your lunch from locally grown produce. Alternatively you can bring your own lunch to eat in the hall during the lunch break. A variety of tea’s and biscuits will be available during the breaks.
2018 Cost: Deposit is £40 to confirm your booking. Total cost (2018) is £120 (including deposit).
2019 Cost: Deposit is £60 to confirm your booking. Total cost (2019) is £120 (including deposit).
This is a non-refundable deposit, but can be transferred to another of our workshops within six months of your initial selected date.
For local accommodation, see http://www.cowdrayhall.co.uk/places-stay or use Airbnb.
Taxi numbers are as follows:
BG’s Private Hire 01730 716327
Three Counties 01428 644321
We do try and support those who really are in financial difficulty and are unable to commit to the full suggested donation amount for shared accommodation. If you feel you qualify for this, then please email us about this during the booking process.
Please note deposits are generally non-refundable (under special circumstances we will refund you at our discretion). You can cancel anytime up to 4 weeks before the retreat starts and we will transfer your deposit to another event.
Located in the quiet village of Easbourne near Midhurst, West Sussex, this is the perfect location to get out of London for a weekend. [visit Cowdray Hall website]
With a local farm shop across the road for lunch and local accommodation, we’ve been using Cowdray Hall since it opened.
The Cowdray Estate along with its Tudor house ruin provides great walks during the lunch breaks and summer evenings.