Silent Retreat

Peace and gentle spiritual sounds

Friday Feb 15th - Sunday 17th 2019 

Image: our local scenery   






Arrival time anytime that suits you between 2.30pm and 6.00pm.

Massages are available. Full-body aromatherapy massage; Indian head massage; head, neck and shoulder massage; Swedish massage; Sound Therapy; Reiki, Aromatouch, etc. Cost £30 or €35 for 50-mins.

During Friday evening you are welcome to get to know the other participants on this retreat, by chatting with them informally. The official "silent time"  begins from 9.00pm

 6.15pm  Dinner


 Tai Chi with Frances




 8.10pm  Meditation and Introduction with Tim

 9.00pm  Silence



 6.35am  Depart to visit island temple to hear morning chant music, and hearing from some ancient bhakti-yoa texts written in Sanskrit 5000 years ago
 8.15am  Silent mindfulness walk around the forest tracks on the island


 Breakfast in temple. During the breakfast time, hear live and gentle chant music


 Return on ferry boat back to mainland


Break time



Introduction to japa mantra walking. Retreat guests may either walk in silence, or walk slowly and peacefully chanting mantra using traditional wooden counting beads. We explore the neighbour Fairy Woods on this walk. Wellies are required for the walk to the little-visited and remote Fairy Woods.



 12.30pm  Relaxation period hearing sacred chant music and a reading of inspirational stories from the Vedas

 1.30pm  Lunch



Departure for the beautiful Florencecourt Estate for a 1 hour 30 mins forest walk. Walking boots are useful for this, but the track is not so muddy, so ordinary walking shoes or runners are acceptable.

florencecourt estate

 5.00pm  Return from walk, and break period


 Massages available all evening. Dinner from 6.30pm.

Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic health system recommends massage and therapies as a being beneficial to one's health. So various aromatherapy massages, Indian head massage, reflexology foot massage, sound therapy, etc are available by appointment. See here for details. €35 or £30 for a 50-mins therapy. 





 8.30am  Yoga with Tim - a simple power yoga exercise class

 9.45am  Breakfast


 Meditation and Visualization


Option 1: Relax in Retreat House at your own pace.

Option 2: Visit to Krishna Temple. Depart Retreat House to walk to jetty for the ferry crossing to Inish Rath Island. Cost £3.50 or €4 for ferry boat.

Ferry Boat275



Ferry to island for temple music chant (30mins) and relaxing around Inis Rath Island





 Talk on Vedic wisdom and philosophy open to the general public. You're welcome to go for a walk around the island during all or part of this period.




 The Sunday Feast in the Temple - a unique cultural experience (and the food is pretty good also!)

sunday feast



 Ferry Departure back to the mainland, and end of retreat





  What to bring:

  • Walking boots, or walking shoes / trainers / runners. Bottle of water for the walk on Saturday.

    Wellies (i.e. wellington boots) are recommended to the walk to the Fairy woods on Saturday, as there is walking through tall grass in some areas.

  All prices include:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and complimentary herbal teas every day 
  • All classes and workshops   

      Fees for this retreat:   

  • £170 or €190 per person in a twin or triple room  
  • £190 or €220 single room   
  • Additional Massage therapies: £30 or €35 for 50mins
  • Walk at Florencecourt Estate: £5 to National Trust
  • Ferry on Sunday to Inish Rath Island: £3.50 or €4





 How to Book:

(1) Email us to let us know your requirements and to check availability.

(2) If you decide to book we ask for a deposit of €100 per person.

Email and Payment options here - Contact and booking



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