These retreats are open to anyone who practises the TM technique (as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) or anyone who has learned it and would like to resume their practice. For details and dates please click on one of the images below.
Alistair is a very experienced teacher of tm, who studied with Maharishi in Spain and Switzerland and has been teaching meditation and running meditation centres and retreats for thirty years. He is also an authority on Vedic knowledge, lecturer and author; among his publications are translations of the Sanskrit texts: The Yoga Sutras and The Upanishads. His renowned retreats are structured so that maximum revitalisation comes from easily following a routine of extra meditations, deep rest, walks, group meetings with access to Maharishi’s profound knowledge, early nights and much laughter!
Charney Manor, in the charming Oxfordshire village of Charney Bassett, is owned by the Quaker movement, and has proved to be just the right venue for periods of meditation and deep rest. A Grade 1 listed building, it was originally part of the medieval Benedictine abbey of Abingdon - the main meeting room dates from 1260 – so the atmosphere is very suitable for us, tranquil and nourishing.
Oxon Hoath is a stately home dating from 1372, when Sir John Culpepper, one of Henry 5th’s Knights, established the site as a royal park for the kingdom’s oxen and deer. Set in 73 acres of ancient trees, romantic gardens and hidden walks, it offers perfect peace and tranquillity with lovely views over the Kent countryside, yet is only 45 minutes from central London.
Set in 18 acres of beautiful and peaceful grounds, Park Place is a fine old Georgian house (Grade 2 listed) close to the Hampshire village of Wickham. It is run by a small community of the Sisters of St. Mary of the Angels, Franciscans from Kerala, Nourished by its tolerant and open approach to spirituality the place has a lovely atmosphere, and has become well-known for its distinctive blend of Eastern and Western traditions and, as one might imagine, its marvellous vegetarian food!