UK Weekend Silent Meditation - Residential Retreat

8th to 10th September 2017, Berkshire
Featuring live internet Q&As with Shri Shiva Rudra Balayogi (Babaji)

Some testimonials from last year's Cold Ash Retreat.

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to withdraw from the routine of daily life, to focus fully on meditation practice in a conducive atmosphere, amongst like-minded people.

This is also a very rare and precious opportunity to receive direct guidance from a Realised Yogi who has attained the ultimate in spiritual practice. Question and answer sessions with Babaji, live via internet conference, will give a chance for spiritual doubts to be cleared. Those who have attended in previous years will know how amazingly uplifting and inspiring these sessions are.

Please note that this is a silent retreat. This means that all talk will be kept to a minimum, only speaking when completely necessary. (Apart from evening meal times). This can enable the practitioner to dwell in the silence further outside of the meditations, prolonging and deepening the purifying effect on the mind.

Babaji is a Master based in India who has achieved the very highest state of the mind, Self-Realisation. It is his knowledge and direct experience of the mind which has informed all the content of our courses; to be in the presence of such a Master can be an invaluable and inspiring experience.

We warmly welcome all those who have attended our courses or are interested in meditation.

Cold Ash Centre

Cold Ash Centre, The Ridge, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9HU

Cold Ash Centre is situated in the beautiful countryside of Berkshire, near Thatcham, easily accessible from the M4. It is a place of peace and tranquillity and is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and extensive fields. It is run by a Community of Franciscan sisters.

More details about the Centre can be found at:

The retreat

As well as meditation opportunities, there will be question and answer sessions with Babaji via internet conference.

Group meditations will be scheduled throughout the day in the main room.
Videos of past talks and question/answer sessions from Babaji will be shown in a separate room.
A reading room will be available with various books about meditation.

You are welcome to come for the whole weekend retreat, or just one day.

Please note that this retreat is suitable only for adults.

The accommodation

All rooms are single, not en-suite and will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis - based on when a completed form and payment is received.

All meals are vegetarian. Please let us know of any special dietary needs when booking.

The cost

A single room (not en-suite) for the weekend (Friday 5pm to Sunday 3pm) including all meals is £165.00.

The cost for one day (Saturday) is £45.00.

Babaji's Mission never charges for spiritual instruction - the cost covers only retreat expenses.

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Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cheques, Credit/debit card or PayPal.
(See Application form for full payment details)


Any questions about the retreat, the accommodation etc, please email or telephone Gian on +447837386292.

Some testimonials from last year's Cold Ash retreat

"I think it's so important to switch off because we always want that peace. Coming here for the retreat, it just made me feel in touch with that peace that I wanted earlier."

"It was nice to be able to access Babaji even though we didn't travel to India, but it was very nice to have that connection on the large screen and to have our questions answered."

"It takes your meditation to a deeper level, to be able to meditate for a whole weekend and really focus on the meditation without the usual distractions of life."