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England 5-Night Retreat

August 11-16, 2019
Hosted by Open Gate Sangha
Woldingham, Surrey

Program Fee
$565 (Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Housing Fees: $220-$470
(Payable to Open Gate Sangha)

Dear Friends,

Silence is the container of retreat to which all participants dedicate themselves, for it is in inner silence that deep realization spontaneously blooms.

Retreat is also a time of one-pointed inquiry, a commitment to questioning our most cherished ideas and beliefs. On retreat, I encourage all participants to fearlessly inquire down to the very root of self and the illusion of separation so that the light of awakening can penetrate throughout the whole of one's being.

The entire structure of these retreats is something I’ve developed over the years to both support the flowering of realization as well as challenge the various ways that we hold on and resist letting go into the truth. Whether you feel drawn to attend retreat or not, I encourage you to enter into the spirit of retreat, into a wholehearted commitment to eternal truth here and now.

With Great Love,

England 5-Night Retreat

August 11-16, 2019

Check in: 1:30-5:00 pm Sunday
Check out: 1:00 pm Friday

Program Fee(payable to Open Gate Sangha)
$565

Woldingham School

Woldingham, Marden Park

Woldingham, Surrey CR3 7LR

Event and Housing Fees inclusive of VAT (tax).

Housing Fee: Payable to Open Gate Sangha. Housing fees are due by June 1 or within 48 hours if you register after that date. Please do not contact Woldingham directly regarding housing.

Please Note: At this time, there are only multi-bed dorm options available with a waiting list for all other types of accommodation. 

  • Own Tent camping $220 (Waiting List Only)
  • Multi-bed dorm $365 (3-8 beds)
  • Doubles $410 (Waiting List Only)
  • Singles $435 (Waiting List Only)
  • Singles en-suite $470 (Waiting List Only)

Fees are per person and include meals. There are no "commuter" options for this retreat. All particpants must stay at the retreat site. The cost and availability of your housing preference is not guaranteed. For the best choice of housing options, make your reservation early using the housing form provided to you.

Questions about accommodations can be sent to email Registration.

 

Woldingham School

Woldingham, Marden Park

Woldingham, Surrey CR3 7LR

Transportation to Woldingham School

Air Transportation

When making flight arrangements for retreat, keep in mind that you must arrive on time (during registration on the first day) and stay through the end of retreat. In order to accomplish this, we recommend flying in no later than 1:30 pm on the first day of retreat and departing no earlier than 4:00 pm on the last day. If necessary, consider arriving a day early and/or leaving the day after retreat ends. Please note: It is not possible to stay extra nights at Woldingham school before or after the retreat. If staying extra nights please make arrangements to do so in London or a nearby town to Woldingham such at Caterham, Oxted or Croydon.

Flights

The airports near Woldingham School are Gatwick (20 minutes away) and Heathrow (45 minutes away). You are required to arrive at the retreat site between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the first day of retreat and depart no earlier than lunch on the last day.  Please adjust your flights accordingly.

Airport Ground Transportation

For information about transportation from the airport to the retreat site, visit the link for the airport you are flying into:
Gatwick: http://www.gatwick-airport-guide.co.uk/transport.html
Heathrow: http://www.heathrowairport.com/transport-and-directions

Train

Woldingham School is located south-east of London, inside the M25, just 10 minutes from Junction 6 and with direct trains to London from Woldingham station every 30 minutes. Woldingham station is on the Oxted/East Grinstead/Uckfield line, 35 minutes from both London stations (Victoria and London Bridge); it may be necessary to change at East Croydon from London Bridge. Woldingham station is in the school grounds, about 1.5 miles from the School and, if you have the time and energy, the walk along the school drive is scenically rewarding.  A shuttle vehicle will be available from the station to the retreat site approximately every 30 minutes between 1:00-5:00 pm. (Please wait in the private car park via the small exit on platform one.) Alternatively, the local taxi service, Catax, can be contacted at 01883 345151.

Driving Directions

If using satellite navigation please use the postcode CR3 7LR

From M25: Junction 6 of the M25 motorway is approximately 4 miles from the school; at this point join the A22 northbound (signposted to ‘Caterham’ then ‘Croydon’ and ‘London’). At Wapses Lodge roundabout (first roundabout on A22 off Junction 6) take the Woldingham exit. After passing the stables on the left, please slow down and look out for buildings and a viaduct on the right (approximately 0.5 miles after Wapses Lodge roundabout). At the school sign, take the road leading under the viaduct arch on the right-hand-side. The school drive is 2 miles long.

From London: Take the A23 southbound. When you reach the large junction at Purley, turn left onto the A22 signposted to East Grinstead. Follow it through Whyteleafe. You will reach Wapses Lodge roundabout. Continue as directions above.

England 5-Night Retreat

August 11-16, 2019

Program Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Program fees are not transferable to other people or to other programs.
October 31, 2018 and later your full payment minus $50.00 cancellation fee will be refunded.
July 11, 2018 and later there is no cancellation refund.

Housing Fee - Open Gate Sangha

Cancel on or before July 11, 2019: $50 cancellation fee
Cancel on or after July 12, 2019: No refund 


To cancel your event, please log in and click on Account.  To cancel your housing, please contact Open Gate Sangha.