A very enriching retreat recalling some of the enduring wisdom stories, or ‘teaching tales’ as they are often called. These continue to reveal beautiful truths for each of us, often by using humour, but always displaying precious insights into human nature, human longings, and the paradoxes of life. ‘Be still and know’ as you enjoy the subtleties of these wonderful stories. This is both a fun and reflective retreat to prepare us with food for the heart over winter, and to end our retreat year.

  • Creatively satisfying with a large range of materials on offer
  • Light and laughter in the growing winter darkness
  • A collection of stories to keep and use
  • Meditations centered on wisdom, compassion and beauty


‘Nasrudin was busy sprinkling crumbs on the ground around his house. A neighbour saw him and asked, "Nasrudin, what are you doing?" He replied "I’m keeping the tigers away." “But there aren't any tigers in these parts," the neighbour retorted. "That’s right," said Nasrudin, "thanks to my crumbs."With a gently mindful practice of gratitude, we can effortlessly transform the ‘humdrum’ moments of life into deep contentment, turn routine tasks into heartfelt joy, and always stay connected to silver linings in difficult times. 


Wisdom Feeds The Heart, Beauty Restores The Soul

  • If you have to cancel up to two weeks before the retreat date, a full credit or refund (whichever you choose) of the retreat fee minus £15 will be given. 

    Less than two weeks' notice, no refund will be given.

  • Small retreat group; places tend to fill quickly.

    ​Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

    PLEASE NOTE! - your place is NOT booked until payment is received.

    The fee includes: unlimited use of materials, retreat handouts/notes, drinks and biscuits, free parking and use of kitchen.