London Shambhala Meditation Centre Clapham centre offering meditation instruction and weekend and weekday courses in meditation, Buddhism and the meditative arts. Residential weeekend retreats are held from time to time at IvyBank, their retreat house in Hampshire.
Clapham SW4 6AY t: 020 7720 3207
Kagyu Samye Dzong London Provides peace and tranquillity for all in central London. They run a programme of courses and workshops focusing on meditation, Buddhism, and holistic therapies.
Kennington SE17 3BD t: 020 7708 8969
Aisha Ali Spain Living from the Heart retreat is an opportunity to obtain distance from daily life and rediscover your true self. Intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual work provides a holistic approach to resolving many of life’s problems.
Spain t: 0845 683 5955
Old Alresford Place A large comfortable house set in five acres of garden. A full and varied programme which includes retreats, pilgrimages, quiet days, overnight 'time outs' and 'time out' days. 16 en-suite bedrooms, with desk and internet access.
Hampshire SO24 9DH t: 01962 737301
Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre A place to “let go and let God” for a day, a weekend, a mid-week break or longer on a full board basis, in this 20-bedroomed old rectory, set in its own peaceful grounds in Crowhurst, East Sussex.
Crowhurst TN33 9AD t: 01424 830204
Charney Manor A place of tranquillity, where people come for reflection, renewal and retreat. There is accommodation for 36 people in 14 en-suite single rooms and 11 twin bedrooms. There are 2 large meeting rooms available for group activities.
Wantage OX12 0EJ t: 01235 868206
The House of Prayer Available for private retreats, church and parish groups and individual day retreats. They also offer a programme of organised retreats, workshops and prayer groups. Located near Hampton Court on the Surrey Middlesex borders.
East Molesey KT8 0PB t: 020 8941 2313
Paradise In Portugal Holiday retreat in rural Portugal hidden away in the Alentejo with a magnificent lakeside setting and options for birdwatching, boating, swimming, Shiatsu massage.
Portugal t: (+351) 283 933 065
Jamyang Buddhist Centre A centre in the heart of London for meditation and the study of Tibetan Buddhism. The programme provides for beginners with classes such as meditation and more advanced students have the opportunities to practise with their tantra practice groups.
Kennington SE11 4NA t: 020 7820 8787
Claridge House A Surrey sanctuary available to anyone who is seeking healing, rest and renewal for a few days. The emphasis is on spirituality and not on religion, so that those from any path are welcome to share in the peaceful life of the house.
Lingfield RH7 6QH t: 0845 3457281
Mill House Retreats A small, privately run retreat house set in a secluded location in the heart of the Devon countryside yet within easy reach of the M5 and Tiverton Parkway station. Throughout the year they offer regular guided retreats and special events.
Devon EX16 7ES t: 01884 829000
Green Pastures A friendly and relaxed centre dedicated to restoring people to wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Based firmly on Christian principles. They have their own swimming pool and are only a mile from the sea.
Poole BH13 6DT t: 0845 230 2680
The Mill Retreat Centre 30 acres of stunning grounds 2.5 hrs from London. Take the opportunity to relax, long walks, bird watch. Riverside views, woodland glades, a natural paradise. Sleeps 50, meditation & yoga room, full board with delicious organic cuisine & self catering.
Nr. Aumale, France t: 0845 310 8063
Retreat Spain Alternative holistic retreat holidays in a tranquil earthly paradise. Find a relaxing mix of company, solitude, contact with nature, lovely walks, time by the pool, good food and daily group time.
Andalucia, Southern Spain t: 0113 815 7005
Hope House Retreat A luxury addiction treatment centre in Portugal. This rehab clinic offers a structured and comprehensive programs for men and women built on the traditional 12-step treatment.
Portugal t: 00351 2893 60811
Centre Space They welcome guests into their home who need a place to spend some time quietly to rest, reflect, pray, meditate or re-create. Accommodation is in a single or double room, or an ensuite garden room.
Canterbury CT2 9NN t: 01227 462038
Rigpa UK Weekend Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche, world renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet. Rinpoche will offer a complete and definitive instruction on the practice of meditation. complemented by periods of meditation practice and silence.
Islington N1 1BB t: 020 7700 0185
Burren Yoga & Meditation Centre Ireland Yoga holidays and retreats. Offers weekend and week long retreats in all types of yoga and meditation. Experience delicious vegetarian food, comfortable accommodation and great company in one of the most magical parts of Ireland.
County Galway t: +353 91 637680
Sunflower Retreats Italy Offering yoga, healing treatments, activities and nature excursions in the heart of Italy, located one hour north of Rome, in the beautiful village of Casperia. Holistic therapies, saunas, spas, hot springs and thermal baths available.
Italy t: 0116 2599422
Abbey House Glastonbury Welcomes both groups and individuals for residential and non-residential visits. Embodies a Christian welcome to people of all ages, seeking spiritual growth. Mainly catering for groups but individuals are welcome when space is available.
Somerset BA6 8DH t: 01458 831112
Ivy House The retreat house of the community of St Denys in wiltshire. They offer hospitality and space for groups and individuals as well as their own varied programme of retreats and events throughout the year.
Wiltshire BA12 8PG t: 01985 214824
Penhurst Retreat Centre A small, friendly Christian retreat centre in Kent where a warm welcome is offered to any individual or small group. The centre also seeks to be responsive to the needs of mission workers from the UK and overseas.
Penhurst TN33 9QP t: 01424 892088
Douai Abbey The purpose of the pastoral programme at Douai Abbey is to offer a variety of spiritual and educational opportunities for those interested in lifelong personal development in the areas of theology, ministry and spirituality.
Reading RG7 5TQ t: 0118 971 5300
Shell Cottage Situated on the side of a Cornish cliff just a stone’s throw from the sea near Land’s End. Accommodation for six people, many of whom come as individuals in search of a time of prayer, study or reflection, with others coming in small groups.
Penzance TR19 6HJ t: 01736 810659
Park Place Pastoral Centre A unique and attractive location run by the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of St Mary of the Angels. A location where people can come together to develop their values and relax in an environment of peace and calm.
Wickham PO17 5HA t: 01329 833043
The London Buddhist Centre Weekend and longer retreats are held at the purpose built retreat centre, Vajrasana in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. There are six acres of gardens, a circular meditation room and a newly-finished and spacious lounge. All food is vegetarian.
Suffolk t: 0845 458 4716
The Kairos Centre Offers an environment of peace and tranquility conducive to spiritual growth and transformation in South West London. The centre exists for the development of the individual & is open to all. Spiritual direction & private retreats available on request.
Roehampton SW15 4JA t: 020 8788 4188
Worth Abbey The Open Cloister in Sussex invites you to seek God within the peace and companionship of Worth Abbey. With its modern facilities and tranquil environment, it offers retreat and engagement, contemplation and challenge, solitude and companionship.
Crawley RH10 4SB t: 01342 710318
The Friars An ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites. Guests can make their own private retreat, booking just their room and meals. Alternatively there is a full programme of retreats throughout the year.
Aylesford ME20 7BX t: 01622 717272
The Abbey Sutton Courtenay The Abbey in Sutton Courtenay is a peaceful setting for the creative and experiential work of individuals or groups, from yoga retreats to writing workshops, therapy training to ecological education, and team or leadership development.
Abingdon OX14 4AF t: 01235 847401
Benedictine Centre for Spirituality North London retreat. Offers you space, quiet and time to reflect in peace away from your usual daily life. They are able to provide spiritual guidance during your time her if you wish, and can cater for individuals and groups in comfortable surroundings.
Oakwood, North London N14
St Cuthman's Retreat House A beautiful Sussex country house of Jacobean origin, set in extensive grounds. Open to people of all denominations. The retreat is full of character and offers peace, comfort and tranquillity in a wonderful setting.
West Sussex RH13 8QL t: 01403 741220
Alabaré Christian Community Christian retreat in Salisbury. The house is available for private groups and for individual directed retreats. Guests are also welcome for bed & breakfast when space permits.
Salisbury, Wilts SP1 2JA t: 01722 501586
Emmaus House A place to pause, reflect, listen and pray. You will have the use of the chapel, meditation room, small oratory, art room and extensive gardens. As well as personal retreats they offer a variety of scheduled workshops.
Bristol BS8 1BN t: 0117 907 9950
St Columba’s House A Surrey retreat and conference centre offering quiet and peaceful day and residential facilities for work, leisure and spiritual refreshment. offers a range of accommodation from single to twin occupancy and some en-suite facilities.
Woking GU22 8AB t: 01483 766498
North London Buddhist Centre An ideal way to deepen your meditation practice in the quiet and beauty of the countryside. Typically, there are 2 or 3 meditation sessions a day, discussion about practice plus opportunities to explore the countryside.
London N7 8JG t: 020 7700 1177
Tara Mahayana Buddhist Centre At the centre there are regular meditation classes, retreats and courses teaching Buddhism, meditation and positive thinking at all levels. Open throughout the year. Situated within 38 acres of lawns and woods at Ashe Hall.
Derbyshire DE65 6HT t: 01283 732338
Cautley House A ministry of love which relates to the wholeness of the person, to every aspect of life - body, mind and spirit. A place to find peace and greater wholeness, a place to discover or re-discover the reality of the living and present God.
Hythe CT21 5QY t: 01303 230762