Gemma’s teachings draw on her experience in diverse wisdom traditions such as Buddhism, non-dual Advaita, Christian and Sufi mysticism. She is intimately connected to nature and runs Dharmaloca, an eco-retreat centre in the mountains near Tarragona. Gemma has been leading retreats for more than 15 years.
For more about Gemma and Dharmaloca see:
About the Retreat
We are offering an intimate retreat (max 10 places) in a private home in a quiet cul-de-sac with a beautiful, large garden room ideal for meditation in Ringmer, near Brighton. Ringmer is on the edge of the South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding national beauty. This Open Dharma retreat is a space to explore silence and deep rest. There will be a daily schedule to include silent and guided meditations, teachings, one-to-one meetings with Gemma, walks in nature and singing. Participants are expected to stay for the whole retreat.
The retreat starts on Friday 4th August, please arrive between 4-5pm and ends at 3pm on Sunday 6th.
Up to 5 people can be accommodated in the house in shared bedrooms, mostly on comfortable mattresses on the floor. There is room in the large garden for 3 tents (no bigger than 2 man), with further spaces for 2 people who may wish to drive in daily if they live locally or to arrange their own accommodation in Ringmer.
Full Pension £139 Bristish pounds
Please note that the £139 does only partly cover the expenses made. As for the teaching, Gemma honours an ageless tradition of generosity (dana). It is your voluntary donations at the end of the retreat that make the whole retreat possible. The organiser is also volunteering.
As this is Gemma’s only retreat in the UK this year we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment. To book please first email the organiser Danielle to check there are places and stating your preference for accommodation at:
Booking will only be complete once transfer of the £69 deposit has been made either by paypal or bank transfer
Account name: Open Dharma associacio per l’harmonia natural
IBAN number: ES31 14910001 2210 09539220
Swift Code: TRIOESMMXXX
Bank Name: Triodos Bank
Bank Address: C/ Ferraz 52 (esq. C/Quintana) 28008 – Madrid, Spain
The remaining £70 being payable in cash on arrival at the retreat.
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable if cancelling less than 4 weeks before the start of the retreat.
A more detailed information letter will be sent closer to the time.
We look forward to welcoming you
Gemma and Danielle