Letting Go into Now

A weekend retreat you can join online or in person

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.

You can join as a home-based retreat, accessing the teaching sessions on Zoom. You'll be integrating the practice right into daily life. If you miss some sessions just catch up later. For those who can commit fully to join in person we will offer 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, live and online
Saturday: we will have 3 classroom sessions, live and online at 9am, 2pm and 8pm, to introduce the exercises and to ask questions. In between these times you will practice whether at home or at the retreat centre.
Sunday: we will have 2 classroom sessions, live and online at 9am and 2pm.

A webpage for this retreat will be created with resources such as recordings of the teaching sessions (to re-watch or catch up), guided meditations etc.

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 and coaching, and unlimited future access to all resources is £97 online, or £197 in person at the retreat centre.  If unemployed contact Simon.

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