Some topics we will explore are;
* Inner peace * Self Inquiry* True meditation* Embodied Presence* The egoic mind* Self-realisation* Trauma and inner child work* Embracing our humanness* Surrender and prayer* Conscious relationships* Life after awakening
This retreat is an invitation to those who are spiritually mature. They are not for entertainment or social events. They are a direct invitation into the realisation of our own Presence. They are for those who have a deep inner calling to realise their own true nature, and so discover the peace, joy and silence that is beyond the mind,.
There are 30 places available. These will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Preference will be given to those who can attend the whole retreat. If you cannot attend the full retreat but would like to come for one or two days please use the booking form to indicate which days you can attend. We will confirm with you nearer the time if there are spaces available on those days. To book your place for the retreat please fill in the form below and make payment, you will then receive an email from us confirming your place.
Paul spent 12 years as a practicing Buddhist until 2002 when in the midst of deep suffering he had a profound awakening from mind identity in to presence. This experience led him to leaving his job as a school teacher and spending long periods of time in South India. This was where he met his teacher Sri Mooji who introduced him to the self inquiry teachings popularised by the great sage Ramana Maharshi. It was during this time he recognised the Self. Since 2010 Paul has been traveling and holding meetings and retreats with groups of seekers mostly in Spain, Uk and Sweden. Paul’s approach is natural, compassionate and warm. Always combining the deep embodiment of presence with a direct, clear and authentic approach to spirituality.
There is more information about these meetings on YouTube (Paul Hurcomb), on the website: meetingsinstillness.com, and meetings in stillness facebook page where Paul posts poems, texts and videos-https://www.facebook.com/groups/meetingsinstillness/
From previous participants:
‘Your ordinariness is exactly what attracted me to you. I was looking at you in Osho Leela last summer and all my ideas about gurus, masters..were dropping off. And me thinking...He is just a normal guy with the biggest heart I have ever seen. Thanks Paul you have been the first one I could listen to because of your ordinariness xx.’ - Gloria
‘Thank you so much Paul Hurcomb love you! Five years with you and your wiseness have changed my life to the much better. Everyday-life flows after Orgiva, don't identify with anything else but me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!’ - Miriam
'This was my first meeting with Paul and I am very glad that you gave me this opportunity to tell you about my experience. It was indeed unique, and I can honestly say that I have never met someone like Paul before. I was deeply touched by the simplicity, warmth, authenticity and beauty that permeated the whole retreat. Your performance during the retreat seemed like magic, and perhaps that is what it is all about, the simple magic of love.' - Erland
‘The meditations, your teaching and the cumulative build up over the days has yet again had a profound effect…And it’s not just the personal experience, but seeing how you work with each individual person – and with all of us as a group – that is so powerful. Your gentle, kind mix of knowledge, humor and love is really a devastating combination – breaks down all resistance and allows one to see and feel where it wasn’t possible before.’ – Anne
Food: Please bring your own food and drink. Teas and snacks will be provided.
Venue: Eridge park, Eridge, Tunbridge wells, Kent, TN3 9JT Doors will open at 10.00am for a 10.30 startWe will finish at approximately 4.30pm.
This is a beautiful private residence in a secluded area of nature. It is a perfect venue for a retreat of this type as it allows us to be silent together without any interference. You are requested not to arrive before 10.30am in the morning and to leave the house no later than half an hour after the afternoon meeting ends. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
Travel: By train- trains from Charing Cross to Tunbridge wells – Eridge is 2 miles from Tunbridge Wells.there are trains running from Victoria to Eridge but no taxis there.
By car- From north / Tunbridge WellsTake A26 south from Tunbridge Wells towards Crowborough.Pass the Nevill Crest & Gun on the right in Eridge village. In approximately 50 yards, turn left opposite the church and passing the lodge cottage on the right. Continue up the drive and over the first cattle grid.Continue along the drive passing the cricket pavilion on your right and ignoring the visitor car parking sign. Continue over a second cattle grid. Keep to the left where the drive divides and continue pass the main house. Event entrance is the small door at back of the house just next to the vegetable patch.From the south / CrowboroughLeave Crowborough on A26 heading towards Tunbridge Wells. Pass the Boars Head Inn and Q8 Garage on your right. Pass the turn to Rotherfield and Mayfield, also on your right. As you start to go up the hill, pass the small car park with the Eridge Village sign on the right and in about 50 yds, opposite the church, turn right and continue as above.
AccommodationThere is a variety of accommodation available in the local area click on the link to see some, https://docs.google.com/document/d/19_WXHDaK-c5SQtfsv3Wb8MU3D6VkoQO_-acNhQS1rMY/edit?usp=sharing
The cost of the full retreat is £125/115If you want to come for less than the 3 days the cost is £45/40 per day.
To reserve your place on this retreat, Please complete the booking form and pay a non-refundable deposit of £45 reference 'TWells and your surname' then pay the balance on arrival. Alternatively pay the full amount of £125 now when you book and nothing on arrival.paypal account; firstname.lastname@example.org (send money to family and friends)Metro bank (inside Uk ) sort code- 230580 account number- 21984892Metro bank (outside uk) GB86MYMB23058021984892 (email us if you need any further details such as address)Cash- contact email@example.com to arrange
Please ensure you have read the Terms and conditions and disclaimer for this course and all meetings with Paul before signing up. They can be found here www.meetingsinstillness.com/terms-and-conditions
Warm regards Meetings in Stillness team
(Boooking form below the pictures)