Join the first

silent meditation retreat

with John Butler


Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK

Tuesday 30 October to Thursday 1 November



It is a great delight and surprise to John that his videos on YouTube have received such a warm welcome. People

from many places are asking “How can I meet John?” So we thought we would create an opportunity for guests to

join John in silent meditation in All Saints Parish Church, Bakewell and provide very comfortable accommodation in a lovely location by the river with an excellent English breakfast where guests can enjoy further chat with John.


The B&B is One Castle Street hosted by Janette Hockley-Webster who has known John and his family for many

years - she lives in the house opposite the one where John grew up - and she is sympathetic to John’s work. She has several of John’s father’s paintings in the house and she has kindly offered to share with us her private sitting room with a view of the garden so we feel even more at home.


Cost including bed and breakfast for two nights:




Travel: Nearest airport is Manchester. Buses to Bakewell from Manchester, Sheffield or Derby. Further travel and connection details will be sent to confirmed bookings.

Booking: Please complete the Booking Form below. Enquiries:

Payment: once your place has been confirmed payment will be in full to John’s PayPal.

Cancellation: Charges if you need to cancel: Two weeks or less from the date of arrival - 100%. Prior to two weeks from the date of arrival - 50%.

Donations: The cost of the retreat is based on the normal B&B rates - there is no separate charge for meditating with John of course. You may choose, however, to make a cheerful donation.

Note: The church can be cold at 6am! Bring your favourite blanket and jumper or ask us for one.

Proposed schedule:

Tuesday 30 October
4.00pm: silent meditation in church with John.

Wednesday 31 October
6.00am:   silent meditation in church with John.
8.00am:   breakfast with John at One Castle Street
2.00pm:   (optional special event) - attend recording in
                 church of ‘Conversations with
                 John Butler’ for YouTube. You can ask a question!
4.00pm:    silent meditation in church with John.

Thursday 1 November
6.00am:   silent meditation in church with John.
8.00am:   breakfast with John at One Castle Street
10.00am:  end of retreat*

*You are welcome to extend your stay in Bakewell if you
make your own arrangements for accommodation.