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Weekend Meditation Retreat UK

This is an intense introduction to Caroline’s work and philosophy and gives a deep insight into the subjective nature of the self, through which you experience all of life. You will look at the creation of that self and the first, formative years, when the blueprint for each person is laid down, based on family, culture, experiences, and even energetic and physical body types. As you learn to see the ‘inner child’ with eyes of love, conflict falls away and compassion is glimpsed as the foundation for self-love. Only then can you shift your total perspective from the individual to the whole, experiencing the peace of the one movement of life. This peace brings a profound awakening of the truth that is ever-present beyond time and the movement of the brain. It is this awareness of self-love and universal peace which the individual takes back into the world at the end of Retreat 1.

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  • Meditation sessions
  • Exploring the subjective nature of your life
  • Understanding pain and anger and recurring individual patterns
  • Group work and insightful sharing and discussion
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
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The accommodation is in an old vicarage full of character with spacious rooms, high ceilings, and windows overlooking the extensive gardens. Each person has their own room. The group work takes place in the more modern, light-filled extension, where you also share your vegetarian meals together. The atmosphere is one of peace, tranquility, and presence. Caroline Bliss will disclose the exact venue upon booking.


During the two days, you will have a chance to take a break from the demands of life and gently delve into your deepest self. Looking at your story with eyes of compassion frees you from inner judgment. Everyone will experience traumas or difficulties in life which are hard to feel or digest, and you carry unconscious beliefs about yourselves and life passed down from family or peers. These need to be explored and unpicked so that you can free the emotion, and move through to a deep state of acceptance and peace.

Working with compassionate awareness eventually allows you to fully embrace all aspects of yourself and your past, bringing a profound sense of presence. Out of this presence arises the energy which unifies all beings: Love. You are this love, and immersing yourself in this awakens your life’s purpose and brings you in line with the wonder of each moment. This short first retreat introducing people to the work particularly explores the early years when the initial sense of self is created.

Although it is deep work, participants are brought to a profound state of peace during the last day and are given practical tools for re-entering their lives with more awareness and love. The group will be small so that everyone can have appropriate attention, with time and space to evolve. The timetable starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and finishes at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Sample schedule for the retreat

Day 1, Friday evening

  • An overview
  • Meeting the group
  • Introducing Caroline and the work
  • Start of inner work; a journey towards the self

Day 2, Saturday

  • Exploring the subjective nature of your life; looking at body types and family patterns
  • Exploring and sharing your stories
  • Understanding pain and anger
  • Recurring individual patterns
  • Compassionate awareness
  • Evening fire pit ceremony

Day 3, Sunday

  • Feedback and sharing
  • Moving from the separate self to awareness of one
  • Presence and peace
  • Taking the work back into the world

The sessions will be interspersed with drinks, breaks, and meals.

Sample of the daily schedule

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Group work; sharing, discussion, and meditation
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Break for tea
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Group work continued
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Quiet time
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Group work
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Break for tea
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Group work
  • 19:30 Supper
  • 20:30 - 21:00 Quiet meditation


Caroline Bliss


The retreat is held in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside between the Forest of Dean and the River Severn.


During this retreat, you will be served daily meals. All vegetarian meals are provided by a local caterer using fresh, organic local produce. Special diets are easily catered for.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals and drinks
  • Daily meditation classes for a journey towards the self
  • Activities mentioned in the schedule
  • Discussion, group sharing, and silence sessions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gloucestershire Airport EGBJ / GLO (EGBJ). Transfers from the airport are not included.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Friday June 10, 2022
Departure: Sunday June 12, 2022

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