Who is the silent retreat for?
Our retreats are designed to meet the needs of Mindfulness-Based teachers, those training to teach Mindfulness-based Programmes MBP's, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy MBCT, and those who include mindfulness in their profession. The retreats also meet the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers and can count toward yearly retreat attendance.
The silent retreat is also suitable for those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness-based course or have a minimum of six months practice, and who would like to explore extended practice. Full support is given by the teachers.
What to expect:
With plenty of time to relax and renew and without the need to communicate or ´do´anything, the silent retreat is offered in noble silence supported by spaciously guided sitting, standing, lying, mindful movement, and walking practices in the stunning local moor area as we cultivate direct exploration of both formal and informal mindfulness-based practice.
There will also be short morning and afternoon talks on relevant themes to support living well.
On at least one evening, there will be an invitation to experience a Gong Bath (relaxation)
This retreat will enable you to nourish yourself by experiencing stillness and self-connection in a remote hillside setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Ox Mountains overlooking the countryside below Kesh Mountain and Knocknashee in the distance. This is also the perfect place to sit on your balcony and enjoy the picturesque countryside and the abundance of wild nature.
To provide you with every comfort, nestled into the woodlands surrounding the retreat centre, you will find our 4 high-quality and beautiful, passive-design 2-bedroom self-contained wooden en suite eco-cabins. Each bedroom has either a double bed (single occupancy) or twin beds (for those bringing a friend or partner) with high-quality sheets, towels, and duvets.
A newly built kitchen and dining area provide all you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay but don't worry, delicious home-cooked organic vegetarian meals, biscuits, cake, fruit, tea and coffee is provided. Where-ever possible, provisions are locally sourced.
Guests comment on the peaceful energy and the delightful wood aroma of this unique, top-quality accommodation.
3 nights accommodation, delicious home cooked food, shared pickup (see below) and retreat schedule: €490 in a single ensuite room
On our silent retreats, we would never expect you to share a bedroom, however, if you wish to bring a friend or partner, the cost for them would be €430 to share your twin ensuite room.
We will arrange two shared pick-up times for arrivals on the first day from Cooloney train/bus station and Knock airport, and one shared drop-off to Coolooney train/bus station and Knock airport on the departure day. This shared pickup/drop-off is included in the price of the course.
If you arrive outside of the shared pickup times or prefer not to wait, then we can of course arrange a private taxi from Knock airport or Cooloney train/bus station. Please contact us with your arrival time and we will send you the price.