What We Offer
Our events range from residential retreats to talks and courses, for grass roots workers in the community to dialogues for leading thinkers on international and environmental issues. All aim to provide insights and experiences into the basics of meditation and the application of values. Whatever your reason for visiting, you will find a warm welcome, a calming and unpretentious atmosphere, and sensitive and experienced speakers.
Here at the Retreat Centre, we work as a team, meditate together and give our time freely to create an all-year-round programme of events. We aim to nurture the very best in ourselves so that we can naturally enjoy sharing something of value with others. Whether your stay with us is a couple of hours or a weekend, we aim to make it easier to connect to a place of tranquillity within and see life from a higher perspective.
We understand how much the stresses and strains of life can take their toll. That’s why we think it’s important that your experience here should feel both calming for the mind and nourishing for the body. Our guests tell us that the uplifting spiritual atmosphere of the house and grounds can be clearly felt. Learning to enter into a natural state of calm enhances our ability to think more deeply, feel greater empathy and live out our values in more authentic ways. Daily calm, clear thinking and values- based living can all positively impact our relationships and well-being. The combination of openly shared wisdom, an environment for reflection and natural lightness of being helps thousands each year find breakthroughs in thinking so that they can move forward in their lives and professions.
The Retreat Centre is a 17th century Palladian villa etched with the influence of poets, philosophers and visiting royalty and set in magnificent, historical grounds overlooking the gently undulating Oxfordshire landscape. Whether inside the Centre or outside, your visit will offer you a stunningly rich personal experience.