Residential Meditation Courses
Our Residential Meditation Courses or Retreats, which are held in various venues around the UK and Internationally, take place over three weekends. Approximate costs will depend on location used but includes 3 weekend's wccommodation & full board – All Meals (6 Nights in Total – Full Board – All Meals), your own personal practices, training and guidance.
You will have read about our unique and powerful form of meditation, and the following are the details of our residential courses.
We also have our own residential teaching centre called "Bergsonne" in the Bavarian Alps, Germany where you can learn meditation in residence.
The residential courses are usually held every month of the year but on demand and have a minimum quota. If you are interested in learning residentially, you need to contact us to register your interest. We will then advise you of the next course, date and location.
The Residential Course is based over three weekends. The syllabus has been carefully worked out so that you obtain the maximum benefit. Between each weekend, you are expected to carry on practising at home, but can at any time contact a centre for additional help and guidance. The weekends are very easy to follow, informative, and the teacher will make sure that you have grasped the vital information enabling you to meditate on your own at home.
Each weekend takes you a step further on the "Path of Unfoldment". Without having the need to cook or perform any household chores, you can enjoy these relaxing weekends. Our residential centres are very comfortable and ideal for this type of event and often perfectly situated in the countryside or close to a town.
You will find this course informative, uplifting and totally relaxing. This is a very profound type of meditation which cannot be taught in a very short period of time, as it requires practice on behalf of the student and re-validation sessions to validate correct practice and assimilation of the benefits behind the practices.
Here is a summary of what is contained in each weekend:
The Preparatory Technique & Checking Sessions:Read More
During this weekend, you will learn the Preparatory Technique, a simple yet deeply profound meditation practice which prepares you mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the more advanced techniques that are taught later in the course. This practice provides deep physical rest and relaxation, resulting in a rejuvenating effect on the body and central nervous system. Regular practice begins to expand and unfold the qualities of the Mind and Heart in preparation for the advanced techniques that you will learn on the subsequent weekends. The self-management and discipline of oneself are another benefit of regular practice.
The second fundamental purpose of the Preparatory Course and these weekends is to provide a certain amount of information and knowledge which will help you to understand certain experiences which you may have (or possibly will have) in or outside of meditation, and to ensure that the significance of these experiences is understood.
At the end of the weekend, you will be fully prepared to meditate alone at home and enjoy all the benefits this powerful and life-transforming practice will bring you. Regularity and commitment to practice are essential for balanced, integrated growth, and is itself a preparation for more advanced practices that will expedite the process of Spiritual Unfoldment.
Brief Check, Tratak, Pranayama & Gurushakti – Tuning into Universality:
During this weekend, you will not only re-validate your experiences since the last weekend but will learn the practice of Tratak. Tratak is a powerful tool for unfolding in you the ability to concentrate the mind without concentrating, thereby allowing the mind to become a more powerful tool which assists the process of unfoldment.
In the first weekend, we used the Mantra or sense of sound to go within ourselves. Now, we introduce a new element whereby we use the sense of sight in this visual practice to do exactly the same thing – go deeply within ourselves. This practice complements and enhances the Mantra meditation and vice versa. Also taught is the Pranayama Practice that is a breathing practice that allows you to integrate more vital energies into your system. Pranayama helps to heighten your vibrations and expel toxins from your body, and is good for digestion constipation; helps break up obsessional thoughts, and if necessary, help us control our temper or irrational behaviour.
Finally, the Gurushakti practice allows you to tune into universal energies and draw these into your daily life outside of your meditation periods. Gurushakti is a Universal Spiritual force that is composed of the Universal Energy Source, the Universal Intelligence or Wisdom, and Universal Love. If you are very regular with this practice over a long period of time, you will gradually feel the power of Gurushakti uplifting, sustaining and strengthening you, and immensely catalysing your rate of Spiritual growth. The effects of this technique will tend to be cumulative; the longer you practice it the more you will experience the results.
Full Techniques & Validation
The final weekend is where you are initiated into the Full Techniques where you will hear your personal Mantra for the first time, and begin using this in meditation. The Mantra totally harmonises with your own personal vibration, and you will receive other techniques also based on your own personal vibration that will assist and expedite your unfoldment.
The weekend will also clear up any remaining questions or difficulties that you may have during the re-validation sessions. You will also hear tapes on relevant subjects related to Meditation and Spiritual Unfoldment. An invitation is extended to our Deepening Courses that we call a “Togathering”. These Togatherings are designed to deepen your experience of Meditation and learn more about the philosophy behind our teachings.