Group Retreats:

Each year The Hermitage offers several group silent retreats of varying lengths for practitioners of meditation to deepen their practice. All retreats include delicious vegetarian meals and access to the permaculture gardens, meditation hall and private lake front for self practice and contemplation. Teachers are available for individual support at any time and retreaters may choose to stay in the dormitory, shared or private room, or private house for the duration of the retreat.
TEN DAY NEW YEAR´S MEDITATION RETREAT

29th December 2017 – 7th January 2018

Begin the new year with ten days of silent meditation in this fully supported group retreat. Each day includes meditation, hatha yoga, techniques for deepening your meditation, and lectures about Advaita Vedanta – Non Duality. Several guest teachers each year will share the Hridaya Yoga teachings, which bring together the non-dual essence of all traditions into a single point in the Heart. The retreat includes all meals and accommodation at The Hermitage.
THIRTY DAY SILENT RETREAT

1st – 30th May each year

Join us for a deep dive into silence and contemplation in this thirty day guided retreat. Each day will include several long sessions of meditation, hatha yoga practice, and lectures that build upon the teachings of the Ten Day Retreat, aimed at cultivating a clear understanding and experience of Adavita Vedanta – Non Duality. Teachings include advanced Hridaya teachings, non-dual philosophy, Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Christian mysticism, self enquiry and sacred poetry. All meals and accommodation are included at The Hermitage.
FORTY NINE DAY SELF ENQUIRY RETREAT

23rd January – 12th March each year

Take your meditation practice to new depths in this half-guided, half-self practice retreat aimed at awakening a love for and steady practice of the Self Enquiry Method of Ramana Maharshi. Each day will begin with a group meditation followed by a short lecture introducing different aspects of Self Enquiry; followed by self practice for the rest of the day. Retreaters may use the many permaculture gardens, meditation hall, and private lake front for their solo meditation and contemplation while support is provided should questions arise. All meals and accommodation included at The Hermitage.
THREE MONTH ADAVITA VEDANTA RETREAT

15th June – 15th September each year

Based on the three month rainy season retreats throughout the Buddhist monasteries in Thailand, this retreat offers retreaters the space and time to contemplate the teachings of Advaita Vedanta – Non Duality. Each morning will include a group meditation and a reading from an Advaita master or text to help deepen your practice and bring a clearer understanding of these essential teachings. Retreaters may use the meditation hall, permaculture gardens and private lake front for their individual practice each day and are supported with meals and accommodation at The Hermitage.
CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL for AWAKENING CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS

night of 24th Dec– 25th December each year

Each Christmas Eve The Hermitage welcomes any practitioners to join us for a meditation vigil – non-stop meditation from sunset to sunrise dedicate to the awakening of Christ Consciousness and a Non-Dual understanding of the message of Christ. In the morning we will all share a pot luck Christmas brunch in the gardens.