Letting Go into Now

Now in person only

Meditation can be seen as a process of exploring our mind’s true nature; understanding what lies beneath our worries, internal chatter, self-image and preferences.

So the first stage is to discover that, for all of us, we have a background mind-state of calm, spaciousness and clarity ; in retreat there is the opportunity to get glimpses of this truth, and then take that experience into our daily life.

The simplicity of letting go into Now is the key to discovering this place of mental freedom, that's always available.

In Letting Go into Now  we will start with grounding, then feeling gratitude for everything that supports us, and taking refuge in the wisdom of the teaching. Using simple, universal meditation exercises, yoga/qigong, and inspiration from nature, we will consciously drop the baggage we carry and directly experience the clarity and spaciousness of mind.

The costs include teaching, accommodation and lovely food at Maitreya House retreat centre.

Outline programme:

Friday 6pm: arrival at the retreat centre and light meal
8pm: evening class, orientation session
Saturday: we will have 3 classroom sessions, at 9am, 2pm and 8pm, to introduce the exercises and to ask questions. In between these times you will practice in the retreat centre or gardens.
Sunday: we will have 2 classroom sessions, at 9am and 2pm. We finish at 4pm.

This retreat is designed for those with any level of experience of meditation and mindfulness.  Covid precautions will be followed.

Feedback from a recent retreat at Maitreya House


Whilst his teaching is secular, Simon has been a committed meditation practitioner in the Buddhist tradition for over 20 years, and was ordained in 2017. He continues to study the subject intensively, and has been teaching  since 2011, with a focus on nature of mind.


The cost for Simon’s teaching, accommodation, and all food is £197.  If unemployed contact Simon.

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