Further to details of our own retreat in November, Peter Tomlins has passed on details of this weekend retreat which some folks may be interested in…
Southend Group are holding a camping retreat on Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June (turn up on Friday aftn/eve, leave on Sunday aftn).
Suggested donation £15.
Location: Steve Jones’ farm, near Sible Hedingham, North Essex.
Please call Aryacitta (07932 446800) to book a place.
For detailed address/directions, call Steve Jones (07713 521236).
For a lift, speak to Aryacitta, or Pete (01708 451243 / 07949 115664).
For a lift from Braintree or Halstead, contact Steve Jones.
Bring a tent, sleeping bag, washing gear (there is a shower on site), and warm clothing. Walking boots are a good idea (there are lots of footpaths and countryside to explore). Warm clothes and waterproofs just in case. Food will be provided, and there are cooking facilities.
It is a very relaxed informal retreat – there will be periods of meditation and study, but also plenty of free time, and opportunities to help out on Steve’s farm – tending the veg plot, feeding the chickens, or even beekeeping (Steve has a spare suit).
Looking further ahead, a longer retreat is planned for 14th – 23rd August. Again, it’s informal – you can just turn up for a day or two if you wish, but please do book your place before you come.