Amazing indoor and outdoor spaces of all sizes are currently being built at the retreat.
As the perfect space for anything from a music festival to small intimate teaching groups the retreat is evolving into amazing event spaces.
We have the two yurts, our Zenscape lakeside stage, the Bistro and lakeside bar and grill, together with lots of outdoor firepit spaces and the amazing dual firepit Yin Yang amphitheatre.
Events, Festivals & Event Spaces
The retreat is designed for talks, teaching, performances and workshops for both intimate and larger audiences. It means we have the space to host and for others to book space for their use. We are also building a calendar of festivals and open day occasions which will be listed here. The retreat is an awesome space connect, learn and celebrate.
THINGS TO DO AT THE RETREAT
EAT & DRINK AT THE RETREAT
EVENTS, SPACES & FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
The retreat is a place to become thoughtless and find peace but there's also lots to see and do in the 40 acres with 5 beautiful lakes, woodland walks, ceremonial theatres and quiet seating spaces and lots of shared firepits and activities.
The retreat is becoming totally self sufficient and will soon be the grower of all produce served. Water is fresh from our borehole and ingredients are fresh. Food will soon become a central part of the retreat experience, with our new bistro, lakeside bar and firepit and regular weekly cookouts. It's a great place to be if you like great food or even to bring your own.
Book the retreat, bistro or spaces for your private retreats, events and festivals
With new facilities and retreat spaces being added all the time, the retreat is now perfect for external events, teaching spaces and facilitation spaces. Soon the bistro will add catering too. Our two yurts hold up to 85 people and we also have an outdoor amphitheatre with two fire pits with a much larger outdoor capacity.
BOOK A RETREAT EXPERIENCE
Opening soon, our beautiful elevated banquet hall and connected buffet kitchen will serve simple, natural food that tastes amazing.
Mad Hatters Woodland Banquet
Although this is a little way off, we're excited to announce the mad hatters banquetting table in the woods. What an awesome space to eat.
Our new sunset bar is currently being built and will hold a launch party moving into summer. It's an amazing space with a firepit on the lake.
Bring a picnic
The retreat is the perfect place for picnics. We have so many group dining areas complete with tables and chairs as well as lakeside benches.
Join a cookout - Request Schedule
We regularly hold retreat cookouts, parties and firepit evenings. Check the schedule and make a booking to join.
Create your own cookout
As a retreat guest or member, you'll be able to book a firepit for the use of your group. There's lots available and wood packs are on sale too.
With 5 lakes, ancient woodland and endless paths, the retreat is perfect for explorers. You can spend all day and get back to being a child again
Walk, Talk & Chill
It's great to find a space and connect with friends and like-minded people. The retreat brings those who seek peace and escape from drama together.
Meditate & Find Presence
There are spaces everywhere for quiet meditation, zazen and presence. Learn to reset and become thoughtless
Firepits, Cookouts & Picnics
Firepits are everywhere. The retreat has so many spaces with large firepits for gatherings and cookouts. Join a group or book your own.
We have two yurts at the retreat and our smaller, more cosy one can double as a cinema. Book the space or join one of the regular showings
The retreat plays host to many forms of life-changing teachings and experiences. Join shamanic breathing, mindfluness and more.
Sound & Drumming Ceremonies
Experience the power of sound for thoughtless meditation and find the peace that most of us are searching for.
Learn Zazen Meditation
Zazen is both a route to thoughtlessness and to what Zen masters would call Kensho or enlightenment.
Lamplit procession & Bar crawl
This is walking Zazen with a difference. It's our journey down to the lakeside bar and grill starting early evening to an evening of food and drinks.
Shamanic Breathing & Journeys
This is a portal to another world and a way to experience altered states of consciousness. It's different for everone but always a favourite.
Coming mid summer, we will be holding a regular madhatters banquet at our 22 seat enchanted table in the woods, including all food and drinks.
Yin Yang Fire Ceremonies
Our 22m diameter twin firepit and stage, Yin Yang amphitheatre plays host to drumming, music, dance, fire and food for an unforgettable party.