NEW: Seven Day Retreat at The Vedanta – 3rd to 10th June

Description

LIVESTREAM TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
See below for more information on how to attend the retreat online.

Retreats are a wonderful way to connect to the teaching and to the community beginning with dinner on the first day, followed by a short welcome and the first meeting. There will be two meetings on each full day, finishing with lunch on the final day. Morning meetings consist of silent and guided meditation; afternoon meetings will be dialogues with Rupert during which time attendees can discuss any questions that arise during the course of the week.

About The Vedanta: Situated in the heart of Lincolnshire, The Vedanta is surrounded by rolling countryside, historic market towns and villages. There is an array of walking trails to explore locally. Our group will also have access to the spa facilities, wonderful spaces to socialise and quiet areas to sit and meditate between meetings.

Covid-19 safety protocols:
The team will take all necessary and recommended precautions for the safety of guests. Out of respect for fellow attendees we request that everyone attending the retreat take a lateral flow test before arriving at the venue. The organiser will post updates on the COVID-19 regulations in the lead up to the event. 

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions page for more information.

For those travelling from abroad, please check what the current UK requirements are for people entering the country before arriving at the retreat.

Accommodation

The Vedanta offers a range of Double (with twin or double beds), Twin (shared) and Shared dormitory room accomodation. We may be able to offer a limited number of the double rooms as single occupancy, which would incur a single supplementary charge. There is a waitlist available in the ticket section for those who would prefer a room by themselves. Simply click on the waitlist button next to the single option and you will be added to the list.

All doubles are booked per couple and have either twin or double beds, the system will automatically add two tickets to your basket for you.

Shared rooms will have between 3 to 5 attendees in total and are allocated by gender; please choose the appropriate ticket when booking so that we can allocate your room properly. There are two types of bed available in the shared rooms, either a standard single or a floor bed, which is a bedframe-less single mattress. Both options are of a high standard and eco-friendly bedding is used throughout the venue.

If you wish to share a room with a friend please book your tickets and email Ruth with your sharing preference. 

Limited Commuter tickets are also available if you want to stay off-site at a local B&B or if you live close by. Lunch, dinner and refreshments throughout the day are included in the Commuter price.

Transport

By Plane 
From East Midlands, which is the nearest major airport: Take the Skylink coach (from coach park B) to Nottingham train station, the coach takes half an hour and there are coaches hourly. From there you will be able to catch the train to Lincoln Station. The train from Nottingham to Lincoln takes about an hour.

From Heathrow: go to terminal 2&3 Piccadilly Line Station and take the eastbound train to Kings Cross Station and then take trains towards Lincoln. (see train section) Heathrow to Kings Cross Station takes around an hour on the Piccadilly line. (see train section)

Alternatively you can go from Heathrow to Paddington on the Heathrow Express and then Paddington to kings cross via the hammersmith and city Tube line 35-40 minutes to Kings cross station (see train section).

From Gatwick: take the Thameslink train to St. Pancras and from there it is a short 3 minute walk to Kings Cross and then from Kings Cross there are trains to Lincoln (see train section).

For more information see: Visit Lincoln.

By Train 
The station closest to The Vedanta is Lincoln Station

From London: catch the train from King Cross, there are limited direct trains so you usually have to change at Newark Northgate. Average journey time 2 - 2.5 hours. And then from Lincoln station there you will be able to take a taxi to the Vedanta which takes around 10 minutes.

Alternatively go to Lincoln bus station, which is diagonally opposite across the street from Lincoln train station. From there you will be able to catch the number 2 bus and let the bus driver that you are going to the stop ‘Branston Hall’ the journey takes around half an hour. 

The bus will drop you off at the end of the drive to The Vedanta and it is then about a 3 minute walk to the main building. Single tickets should be around £2.80 off-peak and £4.50 peak.

By Taxi 
You can take a taxi from Lincoln station to the Vedanta, which takes around 10 minutes.

By Bus
From London: National Express runs a direct coach service from London Victoria. Coaches from London to Lincoln take just over 4 hours, covering approximately 144 miles.

For more information see: Visit Lincoln.

By Car 
From Central London: Take either the M1 or A1 from London to Branston, Lincolnshire. Both routes take around 3.5 hours.

From Heathrow: Take the M25 North then join the M1 to Branston. The journey takes around 3 hours. 

Sat Nav: On google maps The Vedanta is currently found under its previous name: Branston Hall Hotel or LN4 1PD

The Vedanta is less than 10 minutes drive from the center of Lincoln. 

For more information see Visit Lincoln

Meals & Refreshments

All meals will be lacto-vegetarian. It is possible to select gluten or dairy free meals during the booking process; if you have special dietary requirements please make a note upon booking and contact the organiser to confirm that your requirements can be met by the catering team.

Schedule

Date Details Time
Friday 3rd Check-in (residential attendees) 5:00pm (no early arrivals please)
  Dinner 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Welcome & Guided Meditation 7:45pm - 9:30pm 
Saturday 4th to Thursday 9th Breakfast (residential attendees) 8:00am - 10:00am
  Guided Meditation 11:00am - 1:00pm 
  Lunch 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Dialogues 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  Dinner  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday 10th  Breakfast 8:00am - 9:30am
  Check-out (residential attendees) 10:00am (luggage can be left in a secure room)
  Final Meeting 10:00am - 12:00pm
  Lunch

12:00pm - 1:30pm (depart, end of retreat)

 

Discussion Board

Everyone who books onto this event will get access to the discussion board, with the ability to:

  • Post comments
  • Contact other attendees to exchange information or for social purposes

Registration

To register a £220* non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required to reserve a space at the retreat, prior to arrival.  Please book using the "Add to Basket" buttons below. 

Costs per person:
(all residential tickets include three meals per day and refreshments) 

Single (twin with single occupancy) – £2265

Double or Twin  – £1425

Shared room (3-5 sharing) 
Single bed – £1315
Floor bed – £1265

Commute with Lunch & Dinner – £1145

Livestream tickets are based on a sliding scale. Please see more information about attending online in the section below.

If your accommodation of choice is sold out please use the 'Add to Waitlist' button and you will be notified of any spaces that come available. Booking is strictly through the website, please do not contact the venue to try to book into the retreat.

Should the retreat be cancelled for any reason related to Covid-19, the deposit payments made will be automatically transferred to a replacement online Retreat at Home.

Livestream

Livestream participants will have streaming access to all meetings during the retreat and will be able to view recordings from previous sessions from the livestream page; these will be streamable and viewable for seven days from session date. This way, you can easily catch up on any missed sessions or listen again to take the understanding a little deeper. There will be a special discussion board for the livestream attendees where the streaming link will be posted ahead of the first session and will provide a place for everyone to communicate and share in the teaching.

There will be two dedicated Q&A sessions, via Zoom, for livestream attendees during the retreat which provide the opportunity to ask Rupert any questions that may arise over the course of the week. These will take place from 8pm to 9pm BST on Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th June.

Tickets are available based on the sliding scale below, with the intention of making the teaching available to more people. If you wish to purchase a ticket for a friend, you may simply add a second ticket to your account and let Francesca know who you would like to assign it to at: francesca@rupertspira.com.  Please note that tickets can only be assigned to people who have a log in for Rupert's website.

Please select from the options in the tickets section below, add to basket and checkout as normal.

Costs per person: 

£90 - Supported: for those who would like to attend but are unable to do so for financial reasons*

£180 - Standard: for those with sufficient financial resources to attend at a fair price

£360 - Sponsor: for those with adequate financial resources and a desire to support attendance for others

Booking will close at 9am, local time, on the first day of the retreat, so please be sure to register online if you wish to attend. You will receive an order confirmation email and you will be emailed the streaming link before the start of the retreat.

For a list of FAQs and the full schedule for the livestream retreat please see Livestream FAQs

(please use everytimezone.com to find the times for sessions in your own timezone)

Scholarships

In-person scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships will be available to attend the retreat in-person. Please complete the scholarship form here to apply for a place.

Livestream – Supported tickets: If you wish to attend the livestream of the retreat with a *Supported ticket, please email Niya: niya@rupertspira.com. Please note that the cut-off date for applications is Wednessday 1st June, 10am BST.

Important ticket information

A non-refundable deposit is payable immediately for each ticket.

The final balance will be due on Friday 22 April 2022

75% of balance refundable if cancelled before 14 April 2022
50% of balance refundable if cancelled before 3rd May 2022  
No refund if cancelled after the 3rd May 2022

Tickets

Livestream