June 9th, 2014

Receptive Listening


To truly hear another is the art of bringing embodied awareness, compassionate relationship and supportive presence into our listening.

This way of being enables us to purely receive, this receiving is accompanied by greater clarity, understanding and empathy.

Embodied contemplative practices in the form of compassion, loving kindness and equanimity combined with a spacious, meditative approach allows for an attuned receptivity.

Attuning in this way, we are opening our capacity to experience another as they actually are; rather than distorting phenomena and the other through the lens of our subjective perception.

We are openening to what is, meeting what is.

June 3rd, 2014

Stillness Inspiration


Some wonderful books that were dipped into by participants in the library of our JOURNEY INTO STILLNESS weekend at a stunning private home in somerset this past weekend.

‘What The Buddha Taught’, the 4 noble truths, there is suffering and the causes, there is the cessation of suffering, there is the path to the cessation of suffering (mindfulness) and there is liberation from suffering.

‘Essential Rumi’, a deeply sublime and wise poet.

‘Awakening Shakti’, the life-force, the prana, the inherent within all ~ Sally’s book is a soft, feminine and intelligent book packed with meditations and wisdom.

‘The Words of My Perfect Teacher’, a spiritual classic.

May 27th, 2014



‘At the core of our being is a deep well of stillness, from which our life force ignites into existence and will ultimately return to rest. Become your Stillness within, allow your Being to emerge.’

Vanessa Hodge and Jane Shaw JOURNEY INTO STILNESS 2014 – looking forward to seeing you all at retreat on Thursday afternoon.

May 20th, 2014

Inherent States of Wellbeing

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In mindfulness based psychotherapy these inherent states of wellbeing are modelled in the embodiment of interconnection; belonging, attunement, acceptance and generosity.

In buddhism these states are the four sublime states, the brahmavihara, the divine abodes; LOVE (metta) COMPASSION (karuna) SYMPATHETIC JOY (mudita) EQUANIMITY (upekkha)

April 30th, 2014

The Art of Voluntary Simplicity


Clean, crisp, clear, space in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual territories, enough space to be not do.

Raw creativity leading V’s the cognitive overriding.

April 2nd, 2014



Join us May 29th to June 1st 2014 for a 4 day retreat, in this stunning private home in Somerset.


March 29th, 2014


March 18th, 2014

Spring Retreat in Somerset

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Spring Retreat at a beautiful private home in Somerset. Save the date to JOURNEY INTO STILLNESS ~ May 29th to June 1st.

March 8th, 2014

We Are What We Think


We are what we think.

Do not seek to cut the root of phenomena, cut the root of the mind.

Becasue if you cut the root of the mind, by accomplishing one, you accomplish all.

Padmasambhava, Guru Rinpoche.

February 20th, 2014

Receptive Listening


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