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Present MindsFor learning mindfulness in particular, it can be extremely helpful to allow ourselves time away from the busyness of everyday life to grow and deepen our practice and application skills.

FAQs for residential events.


Our weekend retreats offer those, who have completed a mindfulness programme, or are a regular meditator, the opportunity to extend and develop their practice. Retreats are usually held at the beautiful Fintry in Surrey.

Retreats of this nature offer a chance to deliberately step away from our lives, and the usual running around and getting things done, in favour of paying attention from one moment to the next. Our retreats are very simple, but often offer insights and perspectives that are extremely fruitful when we return to our everyday life.

The next weekend retreat will be 22-24 November 2019. This will be on the theme of Cultivating the Qualities of Mindfulness. We will explore, through practice and reflective exercises, the qualities of Curiosity, Openness, Acceptance, Gentleness and Clarity. We will look for opportunities where the wisdom of these qualities can flow into our lives.

If you are interested, please take a look at the Information Sheet. To book your place, please complete the Booking Form and return it to Alison.

Fintry feels like the perfect place for a retreat. I have loved staying here. Safe, generous, warm, beautiful. I felt very relaxed, safe and happy here.Retreat participant, 2017

Alison Armstrong PhD  |  E: alison@presentminds.org  |  T: 01483 427792  | M: 07776 061670