Retreat Weeks

You are welcome to visit us as a Retreat guest.  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 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.  We will also endeavour to include you in our start and end of week meditations by holding these outside or in our boat shed, weather permitting, so that we get to know you a little.

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.  And you’ll have the option of joining in outdoor community work, when you wish.

If you wish to engage regularly in our outdoor communal activities, consider coming as a Love in Action guest.

If you stay more than ten days 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 rota to help wash up dishes).   However, most of your time would be your own.

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.   

For available dates please click here. 

For prices and bookings information please click here. 

“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