Week-long Retreat in the Woods: Foundations of Natural Intelligence

Saturday, 11th August, 2018

How to pay: We will write to arrange payment with you once we have confirmed your place on this course. Please let us know your preferred method of payment by ticking one of the choices below.
Course fees are kept to an absolute minimum – please, if you would like, add a donation towards our scholarship fund, which supports students and visitors on low income.

Time and space to reconnect…

Seven days of self-discovery in a retreat environment, free from phones, internet and electricity – living in yurts on the edge of the forest in the company of your fellow students and facilitators.

Preparing and cooking all our meals ourselves on open fires, and other outdoor activities are part of the course, as is conversation at night around the campfire. The ground of all our study, work and living together is the moment-by-moment awareness of the unity of all existence.

Through living close to nature we learn to appreciate how much we depend on it, how we are inseparable from and responsible for it... just as we depend on others, are one with one another and, at the same time, are responsible for each other.

The course takes place on the Chisholme Estate, with a few forays out onto the adjoining open moorland. Course facilitators live, work and study alongside course participants throughout the seven days.