Lockdown Solitaries

Please Note:
At this time we only have availability for the week 28 Aug – 4 Sept.
We may have availability in later weeks, but these will be released on a rolling basis dependant on whether we can hold events here. You can email to be put on a waiting list for another week you would like to come, or you can get in contact about coming for a self-catered camping visit.

For the first time since lockdown began, Adhisthana is excited to offer the opportunity for order members 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, the burial mound, plenty of space and the opportunity for country walk as well as joining the community for morning meditation. 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.

To comply with current regulations, you will be in a single room in 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. You will be provided with lunch and dinner from the retreat kitchen as well as food for breakfast. Unfortunately, we cannot offer restricted diets for these stays, although you will have your own fridge to store any supplementary items you may need. Self-catering is also an option where facilities allow.

We are taking bookings for a minimum of one week at £225 per week, beginning and ending on a Friday. This enables us to rest the bedrooms for at least a week between uses. 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 in your household or bubble, please get in contact with us. Please also be aware that the Adhisthana community are not socially distancing from each other.

You’re 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.

We are currently taking bookings up until 28th August, as we hope to run an in-person retreat here from the 28th if guidelines allow. If you’re interested in coming after this date, we can place you on a waiting list and get in contact to confirm closer to the time.

We are delighted to be able to offer this to the Order, and really look forward to welcoming you back to Adhisthana. If you are in a vulnerable category (pregnant, shielding or over 70), please call us before you book. If you would like to book to come, please email admin@adhisthana.org.

The spaces open for solitaries are below. The availability of these spaces is in a table at the foot of the page:

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

Terrace
• Lounge with large windows
• Gluten Free Kitchenette with induction hob, microwave, small fridge, sink, kettle
• Private Shower and toilet
• Large Terrace

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

Library West Wing
• Makeshift tea and breakfast station & lounge in large room overlooking gardens & burial mound, includes microwave, kettle & small fridge
• Private Shower and toilet

Solitary Space Availability

Week of Library East Wing Library West Wing Terrace Dharma Life Area
24-31 July Booked Booked Booked Booked
31 July - 7 Aug Booked Booked Booked Booked
7-14 Aug Booked Booked Booked Booked
14-21 Aug Booked Booked Booked Booked
21-28 Aug Booked Booked Booked Booked
28-4 Sept Booked