"...if you start turning inwards, then you will start obtaining happiness right within yourself"
SAMARPAN MEDITATION SPRING RETREAT 2019
Welcome to an inspirational and transformational meditation retreat in the peaceful country setting of Combe Grove, situated within its own 76 acres of natural woodland near Bath.
Whether you are exploring meditation for the first time or want to go deeper in your experience, you will take away a simple meditation that can work for you in your daily life; to help you discover inner strength and face life’s daily challenges with greater ease and balance. The programme includes many activities that will support you in your meditation journey.
During the retreat weekend, there will be focused sessions to experience meditation with the founder and spiritual teacher of Samarpan Meditation, His Holiness Shivkrupanand Swamiji, and his lifelong partner, Guruma, through two live online sessions transmitted from India.
You'll also get the benefit of meditating in a group, which increases our capacity to receive and absorb the high vibrations experienced with the meditation ~ connecting us more strongly with our own source of inner energy and wisdom. Samarpan Meditation initiates a process of cleansing and spiritual awakening, connecting us with the soul ~ our own inner guru and guide. Once this connection is made in collectivity, we can more easily continue to develop the experience through our own regular meditation, and supported by the free weekly group meditations that are held in locations in the UK and the Samarpan daily online meditation platform.
When we meditate regularly, our aura ~ our own field of vibration, or 'subtle body' ~ becomes pure and strong, and keeps us safe when we are faced with difficult situations or bad places ~ it becomes our protective shield.
“Prepare one such place in your life…where only you exist along with your soul, and no-one else…by that place...I am referring to your aura, to your world which is created around you when you meditate…After your aura develops, you will start obtaining happiness from within; you will start obtaining peace and satisfaction from within. If everyone is successful in creating such an aura, then one day, peace can be established in the world. So meditate and create your own world. Then you can go along with that world to any corner of the world and it will stay with you.”
H.H. Shivkrupanand Swami
Programme and activities
Read the full programme. Arrival time will be from mid-afternoon on Friday 19 April, with the retreat ending with lunch on Sunday 21 April. Participation in all the main sessions, as well as remaining at the venue for the duration of the retreat, are important in the process of cleansing and inner transformation that is experienced through Swamiji and the meditation he shares, and we would ask all attendees to participate in these sessions wholeheartedly.
During the weekend, a number of other activities will be available to help and support your meditation practice. These include, question and answer sessions with discussion about Samarpan Meditation, opportunities to join group hatha yoga sessions and learn a daily routine you can use for personal practice, guided woodland walks and outdoor meditation. You will also have full use of the Combe Grove leisure facilities, which includes swimming pool, steam room, a gym, tennis courts and lots of space to spend time alone and in good company.
On Saturday evening, we have a workshop with renowned singers and spiritual facilitators Illumina, who use beautiful vocal harmonies and melodies of Sacred Sounds and Mantras from all around the world to create a space to reconnect to the still, silent presence of our Divine nature. www.illuminamusic.co.uk
A sacred time of year
This is a very auspicious time chosen for the retreat, linking four sacred celebrations: Hanuman Jayanti in the Hindu tradition, celebrating selfless devotion, dedication, strength and energy, Easter in the Christian tradition, ultimately celebrating the gift of new life, Passover in the Jewish tradition commemorating liberation and freedom and "Laylat al-Bara'ah," where Muslim followers pray to seek forgiveness and guidance, it is believed that on this night the coming year is determined and it is therefore a chance to reshape your destiny.
This full moon weekend is truly a time for renewal, to celebrate nature, for letting go of the past and embracing something new.
Venue and accommodation
The 18th century manor house of Combe Grove, has an historic grandness yet feels homely and welcoming, with comfortable rooms and picturesque views across the valley. The simple terraced garden falls away into natural woodland and provides a tranquil setting for this special retreat.
The accommodation is in clean, comfortable shared rooms (between 2-4 people) each with its own bathroom and unique features.
We look forward to seeing you and being together for this wonderful retreat. If you have any queries, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Combe Grove Manor
Tel: 01225 834 644
Driving: From M4 Junction 18, follow A46 towards Bath. Take the Warminster Rd/A36 to Brassknocker Hill.
(Satnav post code BA2 7HU)
By air: the nearest airport is Bristol Airport (BRS) in the United Kingdom. Use the Airport Flyer Express bus service to get to Bristol Temple Meads train station, with regular train services to Bath Spa train station.
By rail: the nearest station to the venue is Bath Spa.
Bus & Coach: the Bath Bus Company operates a service between Bristol Airport and Bath’s SouthGate Travel Interchange.
Taxi service is approximately 15 minutes’ drive away from Combe Grove, from both the bus and train stations in Bath.