One day retreat: discovering the calm mind

An online, home-based retreat using Zoom

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.

After an orientation on Friday evening at 8pm (UK time), the retreat will include tranquillity meditation exercises, suggestions and guidance for personal practice, and an opportunity to ask Simon questions.

On Saturday there will be three Zoom sessions, with a final session on Sunday morning at 9am.

All sessions will be run by Zoom and recorded to watch or re-watch later. All recordings will be put on a web page, with additional guided meditations and notes.

As this is a home-based retreat, it is designed to fit around daily activities and work/home commitments. You'll be integrating the practice right into daily life. If you miss some sessions just catch up later.

This retreat is designed for those with any level of experience of meditation and mindfulness.

Feedback from a recent 4 day home-based retreat


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 the teaching and unlimited future access to the recorded sessions and other materials is £77. Numbers are limited.

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