Join a silent meditation retreat with John Butler

John at Cliff College, Derbyshire

Forthcoming retreats: (updated 18 June 2021)

We are working closely with the helpful people at our preferred retreat venue, Cliff College, to host retreats again starting in July 2021 subject to government restrictions (which have recently been extended to July 21). We plan to host 1 retreat in the second half of July with up to 14 guests and 2 in August. Priority booking will be offered to the 10 guests who were due on the October 2020 retreat in The Rutland Hotel and we will be contacting them each personally when the new dates have been confirmed. In the meantime, please continue to register your interest in the form below and we will announce to all applicants when the new retreat dates have been agreed with our preferred venue.

Thank you for your continuing patience.

About the retreats

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 and provide very comfortable accommodation in the lovely Derbyshire countryside where guests can enjoy further chat with John after breakfast.

Accommodation and meetings will take place in the Covid-safe Cliff College near Bakewell. All single and double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. You can view the excellent accommodation and facilities of Cliff College here. Full details will be sent after your booking application. The cost for 3 nights is £240 per person which includes 3 nights bed and breakfast and 2 packed lunches.

The labyrinth in Cliff College grounds

Travel: Nearest airport is Manchester. The nearest train station to Cliff College is Grindleford, 3.8 miles from the College – it’s best to book a taxi from the station to the College in advance if you’re arriving this way. Alternatively, you could get the train to Chesterfield or Sheffield, and take a taxi or use local buses from there. 
Further travel and connection details will be sent to confirmed bookings.

Booking: Please complete the Booking Application Form below. Enquiries:

Payment: once your place has been confirmed payment will be in full via PayPal or major cards.

Postponement: we fully understand that with the current rapidly changing restrictions on travel and quarantining due to the Coronavirus the retreats may be have to be postponed at short notice or you may need to postpone if you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has. In the case of postponement you can carry forward your booking to a future retreat date without penalty. (You should, however, check the terms of your travel tickets if you have to re-arrange the date and consider appropriate insurance).

Cancellation: Charges if you need to cancel (other than due to Coronavirus postponement): Two weeks or less from the date of arrival – 100% (unless we can find a replacement guest at short notice). Prior to two weeks from the date of arrival – 50% (unless we can find a replacement guest at short notice).

Donations: The cost of the retreat is based on seasonal accommodation rates – there is no separate charge for meditating or just being with John. You may choose, however, to make a cheerful donation to contribute to the costs of organising the retreats.

Proposed schedule:
(subject to weather and each group’s preferences)

Day 1 – Arrive (Friday)
4.00pm: silent meditation with John

Day 2 – Saturday
6.00am:   silent meditation with John
8.00am:   breakfast
9:30am:   John joins us for chat after breakfast
2:00pm:   walk with John in the local countryside
4:00pm:   silent meditation with John

Day 3 – Sunday
6.00am:   silent meditation with John
8.00am:   breakfast
9:30am:   John joins us for chat after breakfast
2.00pm:   walk with John in the local countryside
4.00pm:   silent meditation with John

Day 4 – Leave (Monday)
6.00am:   silent meditation with John
8.00am:   breakfast
9:30am:   John joins us for farewell chat after breakfast
11.00am:  retreat finishes

Retreat application

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