• A Silent Mindfulness Retreat in Ireland with Kathy Ward and Fiona McMahon

    When: From Saturday the 1st of July 2023 at 4 pm to Thursday the 6th of July 2023 of July at 2 pm. 

    Where: Cabragh Lodge Centre for Inner and Interpersonal Wellness owned by Fiona and located near Coolaney in the North West of Ireland in the Ox Mountains.

    Teachers: Kathy Ward and Fiona McMahon

    Who is the retreat for? 

    The silent retreat days are designed to meet the retreat needs of Mindfulness-based teachers, those training to teach Mindfulness-based Interventions MBI's, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy MBCT, and those who include mindfulness in their profession. The retreat also meets the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers and can count toward yearly retreat attendance. 

    The silent retreat is also suitable for anyone with a minimum of one-years meditation experience and those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness-based course and who would like to explore extended practice. Full support is given by the teachers.

    What to expect:

    The teachings are offered in a space of noble silence and through sitting, standing, lying, walking practices in the gardens and stunning local area, and mindful movement as we cultivate direct exploration of both formal and informal mindfulness-based practice. There will be short morning and afternoon talks on relevant themes, deepening our understanding of the essential teachings that are the very fabric of mindfulness-based practice. 

    The invitation is to take your seat, as best you can meeting whatever arrives with friendliness and compassion. Together we will practice letting go of physical and mental tensions, and without judgment, practicing accepting whatever is left. Of course, knowing that it is always OK to turn away and come back to a reliable, accessible, neutral anchor whenever the mind becomes unsettled, or attention feels lost.  The guidance will reflect this intention.

    On some evenings, there will be an invitation to experience a Gong Bath (relaxation)

    This retreat will enable you to nourish yourself by experiencing stillness and self-connection in a remote hillside setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Ox Mountains overlooking the countryside below Kesh Mountain and Knocknashee in the distance. This is also the perfect place to sit on your balcony and enjoy the picturesque countryside and the abundance of wild nature.


    To provide you with every comfort, nestled into the woodlands surrounding the retreat centre, you will find our 4 high-quality and beautiful, passive-design 2-bedroom self-contained wooden en suite eco-cabins. You can book a twin shared room with an ensuite bathroom, or pay a supplement to have your own private ensuite room. Each bedroom has either a double bed or twin beds with high-quality sheets, towels, and duvets.

    A newly built kitchen and dining area provide all you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay but don't worry, delicious home-cooked organic vegetarian food is provided.

    Guests comment on the peaceful energy and the delightful wood aroma of this unique, top-quality accommodation.

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    € per person sharing twin ensuite room ensuite

    € in a single ensuite room 

    Limited spaces, APPLY ONLINE HERE or call Kathy on +44 (0) 1225 294483 (UK) Reserve your space today!

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