Design Your Retreat – shorter format

Why Make a “Bonnevaux At Home Retreat”?

Detox, destress, re-centre, remember, prioritise, simplify, advance, BE. Retreat is a time, an experience, of being more by doing less.

  • Learn something new, unlearn what you need to let go of.
  • Even at home you can still feel the contemplative energy of Bonnevaux and the support of the friendship of its community. 
  • Good intentions are easy to make but feeling part of a community, meditating with others, makes fulfilling them easier.

What We Recommend 

Find peace by creating order and harmony by designing a daily timetable that is realistic. Self- discipline is always good and we all need it to develop harmony between body, mind and spirit.


Arrange the Ingredients as you feel works best for you

  • sleep, food, exercise
  • reading
  • something creative – haiku, poetry, art, music, baking bread
  • meditating
  • time with a mentor

We undertake this journey in faith. We travel in faith and we arrive in faith. Our faith is in the Spirit who dwells in our hearts and who, in silence, is loving to all. Remember the way: from the beginning to the end of each meditation, each morning and each evening, say your mantra, say your word “ma ra na tha”. Do not think, do not imagine but be. Be in the presence and be in the power of the presence.  

John Main,’ In The Beginning’

Now, let us help you make this retreat 

Keeping in the Spirit of the Retreat

  • If you have to go out, shop or see someone, you can still stay centred and in retreat.
  • If you can’t turn off your phone / e-mail, manage them at fixed times during the day.
  • Tell people you are making a retreat.

Learn more about Embodying your retreat at home – click here


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