Online Weekend Retreat – You Are the Happiness You Seek


The essential understanding contained in all the great religious and spiritual traditions can be distilled into a simple sentence: peace and happiness are the very nature of our being and we share our being with everyone and everything. During this meditation weekend we will be exploring the first of these two statements, namely that the happiness we all love and seek above all else are the very nature of our self. In other words, we are the happiness we seek.

This online weekend will begin on Friday with a guided meditation. There will be a guided meditation and a Q&A session on Saturday, with a break in between, and on Sunday there will be a meditation, finishing with a Q&A session after the break. Details of the schedule are below.

The retreat is a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded people around the world. There will be a private facebook group just for event attendees, where you will meet each other and start to connect before, and during, the event. You may also wish to join one of the several Zoom rooms that will be open throughout the event for you to chat, meditate or spend meal breaks together.

All you need to participate is a computer or a mobile device, such as a tablet or smartphone, with a built-in speaker and access to the internet. The platform we use for the sessions is Zoom. Francesca will walk you through the sign-in process, which is very simple, and she will email you with the invitation to join ahead of the weekend. Participants also receive audio and video links to stream the recordings of each session, and these will remain active for 30 days. 

To optimise your retreat experience, we recommend a wired connection if possible. If you do use a Wi-Fi connection, close all or most other devices using the signal. For mobile devices, a 3G or 4G connection is needed.


Date Session Type West Coast East Coast United Kingdom
Friday 15th Meditation  10:00 am - 11:30 am 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday 16th Meditation 8:00 am - 9:30 am 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Q&A 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday 17th Meditation 8:00 am - 9:30 am 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Q&A 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

To calculate the time difference where you live use this link:

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

Everyone who registers for this event will automatically be added to a Discussion Board, which will put them in direct contact with all other attendees, enabling them to be in touch with one another, individually or as a group, exchange information or simply for social purposes. Please note that the Discussion Board is not to be used for promotional purposes.

The Discussion Board will also be used by the group organiser to contact the whole group in the run up to the event with important information and to share the links to recordings during the retreat. If you have technical issues during the meetings please contact the organiser directly using the chat function on the platform.

The server will only send out emails for the organisers posts. If you would like to stay in touch with the other attendees, you will find the Discussion Board tab is available, once registered for the retreat and is located on the tab next to the Attendees list.


To register for this weekend retreat please use the 'add to basket' buttons below and follow instructions to checkout.

Tickets are available based on the sliding scale below, with the intention of making the teaching available to more people: 

£37.50 - Supported: for those who would like to attend but are unable to do so for financial reasons*
£75.00 - Standard: for those with sufficient financial resources to attend at a fair price
£150.00 - Sponsor: for those with adequate financial resources and a desire to support attendance for others.

Tickets include access to all of the daily meetings. Links to the streamable recordings will be posted on the discussion board after each meeting and will be available for four weeks. Please select from the options in the tickets section below, add to basket and checkout as normal.

*If you wish to attend with a Supported ticket, please email Niya for more information. Please note that the cut-off date for applications is Thursday 14th July, 5pm GMT. 


Full refunds will be given on tickets cancelled before the start of the retreat.
No refunds will be given after the retreat has begun. 
If you have technical problems please contact the organiser of the retreat for assistance.