Date: Friday 29th March until Monday 1st April*

Retreat Leader: Olivia Fletcher and Louise Luter

Requirements: None

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (no suggested amount).

Start time: Please arrive at the centre by 5 pm on the 29th March, supper will be at 6 pm.

Finish times: After lunch (around 2 pm).

*Please note that Friday and Monday are Bank Holidays so public transport could be disrupted or cancelled.

Accommodation: Each family will be allocated their own room/dormitory depending on their size so parents nearly always need to share with their children. This also means the children will not be sharing with other children or adults.

About the Retreat

This is a chance for your family to spend precious time together while exploring ideas to develop positive thoughts and attitudes both within your family dynamic and beyond.

Activities include:

  • Exploring and discovering our spacious and beautiful surroundings on nature walks.
  • Arts and Crafts activities such as making your own prayer flags to help you consider positive qualities such as kindness and compassion.
  • Lots of time to relax and enjoy some fun and games.
  • Adult only time to reflect on family life.
  • Age appropriate meditations

About the Leaders

The weekend will be led by a small team of individuals who are very familiar with the concepts being explored, as well as being comfortable with and used to interacting with children.

A Way to Say Thank You

To Land of Joy…

Our generosity model means we do not charge for any teachings, accommodation or food. We are therefore 100% dependant on donations to help us cover our £90,000 a year running costs.

You are therefore invited to give what you can as a thank you for the organisation and hosting of the retreat, including the food and accommodation provided if you stayed onsite.

You may also like to make a regular contribution to the centre by becoming a Branch of Joy. This kind of support gifts us a steady and ongoing income, which in turn provides the confidence and means for us to continue to flourish for many years to come.

Everything given will ensure Land of Joy continues to be offered as a precious place for retreat.

To The Teacher…

Teachers and retreat leaders practice generosity by freely offering their time to Land of Joy. We cover their travel expenses but do not pay them for the teachings they give.

You are therefore invited to make an offering to the teacher as a thank you for the time and knowledge they share.

To The Volunteers…

Our retreats are supported by our wonderful team of volunteers, some of whom you will meet during your time at the centre. Those who live onsite offer their time, expertise and dedication in return for food and accommodation. They do not receive a wage or stipend. Unfortunately, we are only able to accept offerings for them in cash, so if you would like to thank them for their service, please do so by bringing cash with you to the centre and placing it in the volunteer collection pot.