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The Holy Isle Courses

APRIL 2014

Working with the Five Elements with Edie Irwin

Exploring earth, water, fire, wind and SPACE on Holy Isle - the Tara Rokpa Way - read more

Begins: April 24, 2014
Ends: April 28, 2014
Cost: 188 single room, 144 twin each, 112 dorm. Course fee 100

Holy Isle Experience Week with Holy Isle Team

The opportunity to experience all aspects of life on Holy Isle, with extensive guided walks, instruction on meditation and talks on Buddhist practice, led by those who call the Isle their home - read more

Begins: April 24, 2014
Ends: May 1, 2014
Cost: 329 single room, 252pp twin room, 196 dorm

MAY 2014

Meditation Retreat with Lama Rinchen Palmo

A gentle meditation retreat within a Buddhist context - read more

Begins: May 4, 2014
Ends: May 10, 2014
Cost: 282 single room, 216pp twin room, 168 dorm. Suggested course donation of 150

MSc Year One Retreat with University of Aberdeen

Closed retreat for registered students only - read more

Begins: May 14, 2014
Ends: May 20, 2014
Cost: 282 singles, 215 twins each, 168 dorms. Full board and lodging costs

The Healing Power of Vocal Sound with James D'Angelo

The natural vibrations of the voice have the power to unlock the fine energies in our chakra system - read more

Begins: May 23, 2014
Ends: May 26, 2014
Cost: 141 single room, 108 twin each, 84 dorm. Course fee 100

Anahata - Yoga of the Heart with Narad & Annette Johnston

Exploring the synthesis of Yoga through breath, movement, mantra, and meditation, we catalyse a return to the centre allowing us to feel the presence of paradise here and now, within our own hearts - read more

Begins: May 23, 2014
Ends: May 26, 2014
Cost: 141 Singles, 108 Twin each, 84 Dorm. Course fee 135

Mindfulness Based Authentic Leadership with Norton Bertram-Smith

For leaders wanting to lead authentically with inspiration and purpose. - read more

Begins: May 28, 2014
Ends: June 1, 2014

Dreams of Awakening with Charlie Morley

Lucid dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep retreat - read more

Begins: May 28, 2014
Ends: June 1, 2014
Cost: 308 single room, 264 twin each, 232 dorm. All inclusive rate.

JUNE 2014

MSc Year Two Retreat with University of Aberdeen

Closed retreat for registered students only - read more

Begins: June 4, 2014
Ends: June 10, 2014
Cost: 282 singles, 215 twins each, 168 dorms. Full board and lodging costs

Iyengar Yoga Weekend with Helen Graham

Asana and pranayama work suitable for all - read more

Begins: June 13, 2014
Ends: June 16, 2014
Cost: 291 single, 258 twin, 234 dormitory. All inclusive rate

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training with Kristin Neff & Chris Germer

FULLY BOOKED FOR 2014. 2015 waiting list open. - read more

Begins: June 19, 2014
Ends: June 25, 2014
Cost: 282 single room, 216 per person twin, 168 dorm. Course fee 400

Contemplative Wisdom Retreat with Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault

Holy Isle is honoured to host the Contemplative Society and its founding Director, the internationally renowned writer, Episcopal priest, modern-day mystic and retreat leader Rev Dr Cynthia Bourgeault. - read more

Begins: June 28, 2014
Ends: July 3, 2014

JULY 2014

Cultivating Emotional Balance TeacherTraining with Alan Wallace

The fifth Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training (CEBTT) will take place this summer from July 6th - August 8th, 2014. It will be led by Dr. Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman MSW, at Holy Isle in Scotland. - read more

Begins: July 6, 2014
Ends: August 8, 2014

AUGUST 2014

Qigong & Meditation Week Retreat with Sue Weston

Retreat, relax and revive in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Breathe deeply into the flow, stretch and release through Chinese Medical Qigong. - read more

Begins: August 13, 2014
Ends: August 20, 2014
Cost: 364 Single Room, 287 Twin each, 231 Dorm. Course fee 195.

Abiding in the Radiance of the Heart with Julienne McLean, Viv Stacey , Judy Barber & Rev Michael Gartland

A week of silence and deep engagement with the mystical writings from the Christian contemplative tradition - read more

Begins: August 23, 2014
Ends: August 30, 2014
Cost: 329 single room, 252 sharing twin, 196 dorm. Course fee 175

SEPTEMBER 2014

Joyfully Taming the Mind with Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

A gentle retreat for taming the mind using whatever happens in our lives as the basis for practice - read more

Begins: September 2, 2014
Ends: September 8, 2014
Cost: 282 single room, 216 twin each, 168 dorm. Suggested course donation 150

Taichi Twining Silk: Link-weaving the Energetic Body with Kinthissa

Daily input of 'hands language' teaching in the tranquility of Holy Isle - read more

Begins: September 11, 2014
Ends: September 16, 2014
Cost: 235 singles, 180 twin room each, 140 in dorm. Course fee 240

Inside Out - Wellbeing through Qigong with Bob Lowey

The weekend will cover various Qigong techniques for specific maladies to enhance balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and confidence. - read more

Begins: September 19, 2014
Ends: September 21, 2014
Cost: 130 flat rate all inclusive.

Exploring Mindfulness through Tai Chi, Yoga & Meditation with Andy Spragg, Denise Spragg & Imelda Macguire

This will be a week-long retreat that will gently exercise your body, relax you and perhaps spiritually test you a little... - read more

Begins: September 24, 2014
Ends: September 30, 2014
Cost: 595 single room, 495 twins each, 395 dorm. All inclusive.

OCTOBER 2014

The Practice and Science of Mindfulness with Dr Alistair Wilson & Colleagues

Coping with Stress in the Workplace - read more

Begins: October 3, 2014
Ends: October 7, 2014
Cost: 188 single room, 144 twin each, 112 dorms. Conference fee 150

Yoga, Meditation and Massage for Women with Ratnadevi

This long weekend retreat is designed to leave you feeling nourished, refreshed, spacious and calm - read more

Begins: October 3, 2014
Ends: October 6, 2014
Cost: 141 single room, 108 twins each, 84 dorms. Course fee 120.

The Missing Peace with Alistair Appleton

A meditative approach to life's anxiety - read more

Begins: October 11, 2014
Ends: October 18, 2014
Cost: 469 Single Room, 392 Twin each, 336 Dorm. All inclusive.

Autumn Volunteers Working Holiday with Holy Isle Team

An opportunity to spend relaxed time on Holy Isle and help us with various tasks to wind up the season. - read more

Begins: October 24, 2014
Ends: October 29, 2014
Cost: 175 single room, 135 twin per person, 100 dorm. All inclusive rate.

DECEMBER 2014

Christmas Retreat with Elizabeth West

Instead of partaking in the over indulgence associated with this time of the year, come and join us on beautiful Holy Isle and reconnect with peace and compassion within. - read more

Begins: December 21, 2014
Ends: December 27, 2014
Cost: 282 single rooms, 216 twin room each, dorms 168. Suggested donation of 120

New Year Retreat with Edie Irwin

A gentle retreat working with calm abiding meditation (Shine) based on the Tara Rokpa approach - read more

Begins: December 30, 2014
Ends: January 5, 2015
Cost: 235 single rooms, 180 twin room each, dorms 140. Suggested donation of 100

JANUARY 2015

WINTER RETREAT with Lama Rinchen Palmo

Our annual 10-week Winter Retreat is an opportunity for those with an established meditation or mindfulness practice to take it deeper. This retreat is especially geared towards Tibetan Buddhist Ngondro practice. - read more

Begins: January 8, 2015
Ends: March 20, 2015
Cost: Special rates: see below

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