THE HERO'S JOURNEY - Discovering our potential we come back to the world more able to help others


Leader: Vin Harris, Kristine Janson and Ian Rigg

Cost Information: £330 single room, £480 for two people sharing a twin, £192 dorm. Full board and lodging costs.

Course fee £344

Course outline

The Hero’s Journey is an annual 5-day retreat and part of the mindfulness for life programme. It is open to people who have completed our mindfulness, compassion and insight trainings either as one year courses at Samye Ling and related centres, or as part of the University of Aberdeen’s MSc in Mindfulness Studiesrun in partnership with the Mindfulness Association.  

The ‘Mindfulness for Life’ programme was established to provide a space for exploration of how we can bring the inner freedom from our mindfulness, compassion, insight practice into our lives and find creative ways to engage with the world in which we find ourselves.  It is possible to be “awake in the world” and express  interconnectedness rather than reinforcing the illusion of separation but we do need friends on the journey. This is a unique opportunity to gather with fellow experienced practitioners for learning, practice, dialogue and of course to experience the wonders of the Holy Isle.


This course is open to those who have completed Levels 1,2,3 or the first two years of the MSc program. Long term practitioners who have completed appropriate equivalent trainings are also welcome to apply by sending details of their experience to the Mindfulness Association.

The retreat will begin the evening of July 29th and end after breakfast on the 4th August 2020.


For more info and to book: The cost of the retreat is £344, payable in four monthly instalments of £86.00 to the Mindfulness Association. Please contact to register for this retreat.

Once you have made your booking with the Mindfulness Association, please book your accommodation on Holy Isle, which you pay for on arrival. Use the Book Now button in the sidebar - 6 nights from Wednesday 29th July. A screen will come up with the available accommodation, please select. You will then see a page called Additional Extras. Please select Mindfulness for Life - The Hero's Journey