Solitary Retreats

What we offer

Adhisthana is excited to offer the opportunity for order members & mitras in our Triratna community to visit and spend time at Adhisthana. This is an opportunity for stillness, meditation, study, beauty, and devotion with the freedom to follow your own threads of inspiration. During your stay at Adhisthana basics needs such a food & heating will be taken care of, leaving you free to enjoy the conditions on offer here. You can take advantage of our beautiful gardens, Bhante’s burial mound, plenty of space and the opportunity for country walks. The Adhisthana Community will be around on site, but you will be left to focus on solitary pursuits, amidst the currently quiet life of Adhisthana.

Facilities & Food

To comply with current regulations, you will be in a single room with your own wing of the retreat centre with a tea bar/kitchenette, and private bathroom. We ask that you please bring your own bed linen (single sheet, single duvet cover, two pillow cases). You will be provided with lunch and dinner from the retreat kitchen as well as food for breakfast and snacks. If you have a restricted diet, please email us to see if we can cater for you. You will have your own fridge to store any supplementary items you may need, and self-catering is also an option where facilities allow. Please note all solitary spaces require use of stairs for access.

Library

If you would like to read a book from our lending library, then let us know before you arrive and it will be waiting for your in your room. Want to know what’s available? Check out this link: Dharma Library

Practice Reviews

During your week you can request a practice review to support your solitary. You can request the review before or during your stay and we’ll do our best to arrange it for you depending on availability. Reviews will be conducted by Saddhanandi, Bodhiketu, Dhammarati, Ratnadharini, Saddhaloka, Shubhavyuha or Lokeshvara.

Country Walks

On request we can provide maps, walking boots (even walking sticks) for a range of country walks from a leisurely stroll to a hike up the Malvern Hills in under two hours for the more adventurous.

 

Gardening

If you’d like to get your hands dirty you’re welcome to ask if you can help out with some gardening as a way of relaxing and giving energy to the beauty of Adhisthana.

 

Share your solitary

Although no longer a ‘solitary’ you’re welcome to share your retreat as each space is able to comfortably accommodate multiple people. It’s a great way to spend time other others and explore your practice together. Email the office to discuss pricing.

Price

We are taking bookings for a minimum of one week at £265 per week, beginning and ending on a Friday. Any additional weeks are at the discounted rate of £200. Taking into consideration all the extra precautions and restrictions we currently have to follow, we have aimed to keep the price low and welcome dana on top if you can afford it.

If you wish to come on retreat with someone, please get in contact with us for pricing.

Arrival and Check-out

Your room will be available from 4pm on the day you arrive, please come to the office upon arrival to be welcomed. We request you ‘check-out’ and vacate your rooms by 10.30am on the morning you leave, although you are welcome to stay on-site until 1pm if needed. This is to ensure we have enough time to thoroughly deep clean all facilities.

Availability

The table below shows our current availability, but we will release later dates on a rolling basis. If you’re interested in coming after the dates displayed, we can place you on a waiting list and get in contact to confirm closer to the time.

You can email to be put on a waiting list for any week not yet released, or you can get in contact about coming for a self-catered camping visit. More information about coming to camp is available here.

Covid-19 Consideration

We have comprehensive measures in place to keep you and the resident community safe. You can read our Covid-19 measures for solitaries here.

If you are in a vulnerable category (pregnant, shielding or over 70), please call us before you book.

How to book

Check the table below, choose an available retreat and email admin@adhisthana.org. If available, a place will be reserved and you will receive payment details. Your booking is not confirmed until full payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel we can refund everything you have paid over £100. If you let us know you won’t be able to come two weeks in advance we are happy to transfer your solitary to a date in the future.

SPACES AVAILABLE

Library East Wing

• Lounge with beautiful views overlooking the pond, gardens, and burial mound
• Kitchenette with microwave, sink, fridge, kettle
• Separate bedroom
• Private shower and toilet
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Library West Wing

• Tea and breakfast station in large lounge overlooking gardens & burial mound, includes microwave, kettle & small fridge
• Separate bedroom
• Private Shower and toilet
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Terrace

Minimal self-catering
• Lounge with large windows
• Gluten Free Kitchenette with induction hob, microwave, small fridge, sink, kettle
• Separate bedroom
• Private Shower and toilet
• Large Terrace

 

Dharma Life Area

Suitable for self-catering
• Large Lounge with plenty of light
• Full Kitchen with full-size fridge, oven, stove, microwave, sink, kettle
• Separate bedroom
• Washing machine
• Private Balcony
• Private Shower and toilet

 

Solitary Space Availability

Week of Library East Wing Library West Wing Terrace Dharma Life Area
2-9 Oct Booked Booked Booked Booked
9-16 Oct Booked Booked Booked Booked
16-23 Oct Booked Booked Booked Booked
23-30 Oct Booked Booked Booked Booked
30 - 6 Nov Booked Booked Booked TBC
6 - 13 Nov Booked Booked Booked TBC
13 - 20 Nov Booked Booked Booked TBC
20 - 27 Nov Booked Booked Booked TBC


TBC – To Be Confirmed: These spaces are not yet available to book as we have not decided how we will use this space at this time. You can add your name to a waiting list to be notified if it is released.