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Silent Meditation Retreat - The Power of Presence 2023


DATES: Monday 10th July - Friday 14th July 2023

Price: Large Single room - shared bathroom £575.

Secure your booking with just £100 non-refundable deposit

We have many couples and friends attending so If you wish to share with a partner or friend please get in touch with us. Price includes all vegetarian meals - 4 lunches, 4 evening meals, 4 breakfasts, fruit, snacks and cake. All bedding and towels included.

This meditation retreat is led by author and teacher Suryacitta and supported by Gaynor Quilter. This is the only long retreat Suryacitta and Gaynor are leading in the UK in 2022 so please book early.

Retreat Date: 10th - 14th July 2023

Single Room - shared bathroom

Information about the retreat

There will be 4 days/nights of complete silence which meets the UK practice guidelines and to aid meditation, calm and reflection. There will ample free time to relax and enjoy the stunning grounds and countryside and to walk in the ancient Charnwood Forest.

It is best to have some experience of meditation for these longer retreats, if you are not sure, please get in touch with us. Contact details: Ring Gaynor on 07837866619 or email

This retreat is open to all who are familiar with mindfulness and wishing to practice and work with a teacher with over 30 years’ experience.

It is also suitable for teachers of mindfulness who wish to explore the subtleties of mindfulness for themselves.

Nanpantan Hall has a range of en-suite single rooms and large rooms, many with stunning views, with shared bathrooms.

There will be teaching from Suryacitta and Gaynor on themes such as:

  • The Power of Presence
  • How to Get out of Your Head and into the Present
  • Working with Difficulties
  • How to find meaning in life
  • Opening to your Natural Goodness - sinking into presence
  • The story of Kisa Gotami - reflections on life and death
  • Who are you...really?
  • How to develop self-compassion

There will be time for discussion and the option of small group time with Suryacitta and Gaynor to discuss your practice.

There will be guidance on a variety of guided meditations including:

  • Mindfulness of breathing
  • Body Scan
  • Choiceless Awareness
  • Compassion
  • Who am I?
  • Looking at the nature of thoughts
  • Taking off your masks

If you are interested and need more info or you wish to book please contact Gaynor on 07837866619 or

Our retreats are very popular and there are a limited number of spaces. So, it is important that any cancellations, or changes to bookings are made well in advance. If you need to transfer to a later weekend or another retreat, we can do this free of charge. If cancellations are made at least twenty-eight days prior to the start of the retreat you will receive a full refund minus the deposit. If less than twenty-eight days fifty per cent will be refunded.

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