We are currently only able to offer you the chance to visit us as a Retreat Week for the first two weeks of your stay.
Usually retreat weeks in our community provide you with space for your personal reflection as well as giving you the opportunity to join the community for meditations, sharings, meals and other activities that the whole community takes part in together. You would also still share a house with one of the members of our community.
However, due to Corona Virus social distancing restrictions, retreat weeks are a little different for the first ten days of your stay. You and any others from your household who wish to come, will have your own cottage to stay in. We will provide you with meals and can offer outdoor guided experiences such as exploring our stunning island, walking our labyrinth and participating in Celtic festival ceremonies. You will have plenty of time to explore, take a dip in the sea, meditate & read in your house in front of a cosy fire and to reflect and take space from your normal life.
If you wish to engage in the life of the community, we can only offer you outside Love in Action activities in our gardens and woodland and social distancing restrictions mean you will not be able to integrate within our community by attending our regular gatherings and sharing meals in our dining room during this time, (unless the weather is good enough for meals and meetings to be outside).
If you stay beyond this two weeks you can remain a Retreat guest or become a Love in Action long term guest. As a Retreat guest you would now join in some of the structure of the Love In Action Week; participating in meditations, sharings and communal meals. We will also put you on our KP-rota (Kitchen Party to wash up dishes) for 1 or 2 shifts.
Wednesdays are a rest day in the community. However, often we can take you to Fionnphort where you can catch the ferry across to the Isle of Iona and explore its mystical beaches and the ancient abbey holding the graves of kings… Unfortunately, this will not always be possible, especially in winter, due to the weather or available boaters. At the end of your stay we invite you to put some love back in your cottage by cleaning it and leaving it as you found it.
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“These two weeks have been extremely important and meaningful to me. I could say I remembered the rhythm of my own being / soul for the first time in over twenty years.” Guest after two weeks of retreat, November 2020