Thursday, 30 April 2009

Weekend Away: Buddhist Retreat


Tomorrow I'm going away for the weekend with a (female) friend. She has booked us into a Buddhist retreat in the Lake District for a weekend of relaxation. The centre is open to anyone and although there is a program of meditation classes running over the two days, we can do as much or as little as we want. Neither my friend nor I are Buddhists but we are looking forward to the peaceful atmosphere and the tranquil gardens surrounding the house. The gardens lead down to a beach, so I'm really hoping to be able to talk a walk there - there's something very relaxing about walking along a deserted beach.

I'm so looking forward to the two days away from ringing phones, blaring televisions, and the relentlessness of normal life. The Teenager-in-waiting is also going away for the weekend with her best friend's family, so I hoping she gets good weather as they're going to be camping in a field somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Small Daughter is going to her Dad's for the weekend - so we're all set!

I hope you all have a fabulous May Day weekend.

8 comments:

see you there! said...

Have a wonderful time and remember to tell us all about it when you return. I think May 1 is a holiday for you isn't it?

Darla

Nicola said...

ooh Can I come? Sounds perfect. Have a wonderful weekend.

Maternal Tales said...

Enjoy the break!!! Wish I was coming too! Can't wait to hear all about it x

Jane said...

Have fun.

Audi said...

Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! I'm off to Arizona to meet Mark's family for the first time. Eep!

La Belette Rouge said...

Om happy to hear you are gong. Hee-hee. Sorry, I meant to say that I am happy hear that you are going. I just couldn't help but do a Buddhist pun or two.
Have a great time. Enjoy the silence.

Katherine said...

Wow! Hope you enjoy. I used to go to the Buddhist centre in Manchester a lot; just to do the meditation course but they were amazing

kestrel said...

Have fun adn enjoy the quiet. Try the meditation classes, I went for a course and now meditate whenever I feel stressed, it makes you let go all the pressures. Hope you have a great time