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The Holy Isle Courses

DECEMBER 2014

Christmas Retreat with Elizabeth West

FULLY BOOKED - 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 NOW FULLY BOOKED. - read more

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

APRIL 2015

Spring Volunteers Working Holiday with Holy Isle Team

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

Begins: April 1, 2015
Ends: April 7, 2015
Cost: 222 single, 168 twin each, 132 dorm. All-inclusive rate.

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: April 10, 2015
Ends: April 12, 2015
Cost: 98 single room, 74 twin each, 58 dorm. Course fee 75

Coming to our Senses through Yoga and Meditation with Ratnadevi

Take a break from from the speed and complexity of life and re-connect with the things that really matter - read more

Begins: April 10, 2015
Ends: April 13, 2015
Cost: 147 single room, 111 twins each, 87 dorms. Course fee 125

Kum Nye and Ashtanga Retreat with Donald Hargrove & Maureen Thorpe

This retreat will consist of daily Kum Nye and Ashtanga practice including some additional yoga classes and workshops - read more

Begins: April 16, 2015
Ends: April 19, 2015
Cost: 147 single room, 111 twin each, 87 dorm. Course fee 130

Meditation Retreat with Lama Rinchen Palmo

A gentle meditation retreat within a Buddhist context - read more

Begins: April 22, 2015
Ends: April 28, 2015
Cost: 294 single room, 222 twin room each, 174 dorm. Suggested course donation of 150

MAY 2015

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 1, 2015
Ends: May 4, 2015
Cost: 147 Singles, 111 Twin each, 87 Dorm. Course fee 145

Tending Grief with Mindful Compassion with Choden & Ruth Bradley

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Begins: May 7, 2015
Ends: May 10, 2015
Cost: 147 single room, 111 twins each, 87 dorms, 63 camping. Course fee 150 or 120

MSc Year One Retreat with University of Aberdeen

Closed retreat for registered students only - read more

Begins: May 13, 2015
Ends: May 19, 2015
Cost: 294singles, 222 twins each, 174 dorms. Full board and lodging costs

Silence and Awareness Retreat with Mary Jo Meadow, Deanna Skittrall & Fr Tony Slingo

A silent 9 day vipassana (mindfulness) retreat following in the footsteps of the 16th century Spanish mystic, St John of the Cross. - read more

Begins: May 22, 2015
Ends: May 31, 2015
Cost: 441 single room, 333 twin room, 261 dormitory. Course fee 120

JUNE 2015

MSc Year Two Retreat with University of Aberdeen

Closed retreat for registered students only - read more

Begins: June 3, 2015
Ends: June 9, 2015
Cost: 294singles, 222 twins each, 174 dorms. Full board and lodging costs

Roads to Freedom: A Meditation retreat with Donal Creedon

FULLY BOOKED - read more

Begins: June 12, 2015
Ends: June 20, 2015
Cost: 392 Single, 296 twin room each, 232 dorm. Course fee 175

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 23, 2015
Ends: June 28, 2015
Cost: 245 single room, 185 twin room each, 145 dorm. Course fee 165

JULY 2015

A Mindful Journey with Ven K Sri Rewatha Thero

This retreat, which is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators, teaches mindfulness meditation - read more

Begins: July 3, 2015
Ends: July 6, 2015
Cost: 147 single room, 111 twin each, 87 dorm. Course fee 120

Mindfulness Deepening Retreat with Vee Freir & Patricia Price

An opportunity to deepen personal experience and understanding of Mindfulness practice - read more

Begins: July 9, 2015
Ends: July 13, 2015
Cost: 196 Single Room, 148 Twin each, 116 Dorm. Course fee 200

Enlightenment and the Bodhisattva Path with Jason Chan

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Begins: July 9, 2015
Ends: July 16, 2015
Cost: 920 Single Room, 835 Room Sharing. All inclusive rate

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training with Chris Germer & Christine Braehler

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Begins: July 20, 2015
Ends: July 25, 2015
Cost: 245 single room, 185 per person twin, 145 dorm. Course fee 350

Mindful Embodiment, Compassionate Holding with Choden & Angie Ball

This retreat provides an opportunity for deepening practice for the participants in the various trainings offered by the Mindfulness Association. It is also open to people who have trained in mindfulness and compassion in other contexts. - read more

Begins: July 28, 2015
Ends: August 3, 2015
Cost: 294singles, 222 twins each, 174 dorms. Course fee 300

Mindfulness Based Authentic Leadership with Norton Bertram-Smith

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

Begins: July 29, 2015
Ends: August 2, 2015

AUGUST 2015

Abiding in the Diamond 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 6, 2015
Ends: August 13, 2015
Cost: 343 single room, 259 sharing twin, 203 dorm. Course fee 180

Qigong & Meditation Week Retreat with Sue Weston

The week is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop mindfulness skills through movement, relaxation and meditation practices that support the beginning or deepening of a life-long spiritual journey.   - read more

Begins: August 16, 2015
Ends: August 23, 2015
Cost: 343 Single Room, 259 Twin each, 203 Dorm. Course fee 195.

Dreams of Awakening with Charlie Morley

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

Begins: August 26, 2015
Ends: August 30, 2015
Cost: 196 Single Room, 148 Twin each, 116 Dorm. Course fee 150

SEPTEMBER 2015

Joyful Path to Self Liberation 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, 2015
Ends: September 8, 2015
Cost: 294 single room, 222 twin each, 174 dorm. Suggested course donation 175

OCTOBER 2015

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 2, 2015
Ends: October 5, 2015
Cost: 147 single room, 111 twins each, 87 dorms. Course fee 125.

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 22, 2015
Ends: October 28, 2015
Cost: 222 single room, 168 twin per person, 132 dorm. All inclusive rate.

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