When you are looking to spending a week long in silence, together with a group of people, this might be the perfect opportunity for you!
It is on a remote ancient island on the west coast of Scotland. Where only inhabitants are permitted to bring a car to the island with its one single track long road.
An ideal place when you like to retreat, to walk and explore nature and to just be still.
Whether you want to contemplate and/or meditate Easter, longing for some silence or are writing a book.
Our retreat house Traigh Bhan on Iona is a beautiful place for a silent retreat. The house is situated on the quieter part of the island (North) directly at the beach. It has a large porch with an amazing view on the island of Mull where you can spend hours, just enjoying the view. Or just be still and contemplate. With only with the sound of the wind, the waves landing on the beach, and sheep everywhere, the occasional bull and many birds in the sky. Sometimes even dolphins visit the waters around Iona.
Traigh Bhan has its own sanctuary that is available day and night.
The schedule of the week is planned as follows:
First there will be the opportunity to arrive and land in the house, meeting with the other people in the group.
Group time is planned at the beginning and at the end of the week.
The cosy and warm kitchen is set up to prepare breakfast and lunch yourself at the time that suits you. We will create a rota for preparing the dinners. Dinners will be eating together, also in silence.
We start each day with an (optional) meditation. Linking in with sister community Erraid, Findhorn, Glastonbury and all the Light Centres over the world.
There will be plenty of time to sleep, meditate, read, walk, explore, swim, listen, reflect or to just be.
Daily there will be a set time with the opportunity to check in with Lindsay and Marja. This is not mandatory, only if you wish or need. It can be that things surface and it can be helpful to ventilate and/or to just have a listening ear.
Come and join us if you like and listen to the sound of Silence…
Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or retreat, accommodation (maximum 6 guests) in shared rooms (including towels and linen) and vegetarian food for shared meals. Arrival time is midday Saturday, and departure time is the next Saturday morning.
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Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.
We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.
Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.
Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.
Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.
The cost of the workshop does not include transport to Iona. For information on the Findhorn Foundation bus to Iona and to book a seat, please send an email to [email protected] Please state the dates you wish to travel and if you would like to be picked up from Cluny or The Park.
If you are making your own travel arrangements, please plan to be at Fionnphort on Mull in time to meet the retreat focaliser from the Findhorn Foundation bus. This is normally at 11:15, but please check with the focaliser. If you need to call Traigh Bhan (+44 (0)1681 700 383), to inform us what time you will arrive, please be aware that there is nobody at the house on Saturday between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm.
Please note: We recommend participation in an Experience Week before joining a retreat on Iona.
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