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Perfect location, beautiful scenery, hotel was lovely, the staff were very kind & the food was delicious. Adam lead lots of very insightful sessions & tought us so much over the weekend. We came back feeling very relaxed & full of compassion. We will definitely be attending the next retreat, i highly reccomrnd it!
A very thought provoking and peaceful weekend spent at Glenthorne Quaker guesthouse at Grassmere, with Adam Dacey leading the meditation, Adam is a quiet man but with a lovely quirky sense of humour. The evening meals were absolutely superb, some of the best food I have ever tasted served quickly and efficiently., all staff especially reception were efficient and eager to please. This was my second visit and I certainly hope I will return.
What a wonderfully relaxing weekend surrounded by majestic hills. It really gave me a chance to relax into compassionate meditation with like- minded souls. The meals were second to none and the free time to explore locally was very welcome. I felt at home straight away and Adam was a calming guide with lots of wisdom.
In difficult times, the 2020 Mindspace retreat at Glenthorne provided fine space and time to reflect.
One’s internal motor seems to slow right down; preoccupations lose their urgency; a calmer perspective arises in Grasmere’s beautiful landscape.
Thank you to everyone who made the visit as special as it was.
Enjoy the opportunity over a relaxing and peaceful weekend to deepen your experience of Mindfulness and Meditation in one of the world’s most picturesque and stunning locations, Grasmere, in the heart of The Lake District.
Spend the weekend surrounded by a reflective, expansive landscape, which has inspired celebrated poets such as Wordsworth to write some of his most well-loved verses…oh and also home to the most delightful, homemade Grasmere Gingerbread! You deserve to take the time to relax and unwind and this is your opportunity.
Weekend Mindfulness and Meditation Retreats:
(suitable for beginners and those who wish to deepen their experience.)
Glenthorne Quaker Centre
Easedale Road, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QH
Please contact Glenthorne for booking and further details.
Friday 28th-30th May, 2021 – Zen Meditation:
A Weekend of Zen Practice
Although we may not hear news of it, every moment there are many people across our planet engaged in peaceful and positive actions. Through establishing our Zen Meditation practice on this weekend retreat, we confidently become one of them and have a life which will influence and shape a more meaningful world for everyone to enjoy. We sit with an open, compassionate mind. Through being mindful of our posture and mental flow, we enjoy awareness in our daily activities. Being fully present, naturally, the stress, anxiety and worry in our life will pacify and dissolve. As we sit, we wake up to the present moment. Based on Adams new book with the same title.
Friday 8th-10th October, 2021 – Guide to Walking Meditation
Guided Walking Meditations
An uplifting weekend of mindful walking.A unique opportunity to enjoy the practice of mindful walking in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Mindful walking strengthens our ability to be present while enhancing our appreciation of nature, helping us to cultivate confidence, positivity, and inspiration. (To get the most out of the weekend a reasonable level of walking fitness is required as some of the sessions will take place outside in nature. Some of the walking sessions will take place inside and be at a very slow pace. See timetable for structure of this weekend.)
Friday 10th-12th June, 2022 – Love Meditation
Love is what nourishes our potential to be happy, builds and strengthens our relationships and brings happiness and peace to our world. This one mind can solve all problems and difficulties in our life. If we are influenced by it as often as possible, we will find the quality of our existence improving regardless of the condition of our material life. On this weekend retreat we explore how to meditate on this precious mind and spend valuable time reflecting on how to skilful bring it to the fore of our existence. This retreat is based on Adams new book which shares the same title and is available from reception or online.
Friday 7th-9th June, 2022 – Himalayan Meditation
Inspired by the vastness of this king of mountain ranges we journey into the world of the mind. We will be guided skilfully so we can experience the vastness and peace that is always present in our mind and world. Reflecting on lines such as- my body is like a mountain, my breath is like the wind, and my mind is like the sky, to guide and inspire us through this inspiration weekend.
Take a break from the stress of modern life, experience inner peace, calm and stress relief on this unique Mindfulness and Meditation retreat.
Spending a weekend retreat practising Mindfulness and Meditation whilst enjoying the beauty of the Lake District in friendly, like-minded company will refresh, recharge and rejuvenate your body and mind.
The weekend will reveal a variety of Guided Mindfulness practices which we will engage in together and provide the opportunity to practice Mindful Walking in the surrounding countryside.
Following the retreat, you will have resources to continue your practice at home. Retreat guided by Adam Dacey.
Book these events on the Glenthorne Website either via email or phone.
7pm: Supper and Welcome
7.15am: Early Morning Quiet Meditation (Optional)
8.30pm-9.30pm: Candlelit Session 4