Empowerment Retreat, New Forest

New Forest Retreat

With full-board accommodation in a beautiful country house

3 Nights, 29th of March 2019 till April 1st.

Recharge in the National Park

We are delighted to be hosting this weekend in a beautiful country house with occupation for 6 people only. Set in incredible enchanted gardens in the heart of the New Forest. This is a small exclusive deluxe mindfulness retreat with pampering on the side.  You find it difficult to find anywhere in the county with our hospitality and service. We have the coast line, tallest trees, assess to one of the world top spas and a unique program which includes our own signature brand ‘mindfulness and the forgiveness model.

Enjoy what has been described as a life changing experience, with a small group of like-minded people and a very warm caring professional team. The empowerment weekend will begin with a Tibetan sound bath initiation or Gong Bath and will include presentations, discussions, reflection, open spaces for process, understanding and defining forgiveness and working through this process and stages.

The long-lasting effects of anger and relentlessness can prevent us from living a full life and we also pass this trauma on to families and communities.

The American Psychological Society has published on the benefits of the forgiveness model and its implications for mental health in “Forgiveness Therapy, an Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope” (Robert D. Enright and Richard P. Fitzgibbons). We appreciate this is a big step for some people, and if you are ready the please join us.

Typical Programme:


Choice of spa before check in !

4pm – 6pm –   Check in
6pm – 7 pm –  Welcome and introductions
7pm – 8pm   – Supper
8pm  –            Sound bath initiation
9pm  –            Stories and poem


7am  –               Bell rings for meditation

8 am  –              Breakfast

9 am –               Meditation and movement

10am – 12am –  Presentation:  ‘What forgiveness is and what it is not’.  Discussion.

12am – 2pm  –   Lunch.  Including free time and ’15 minute back and neck’ message.

2pm – 5pm –      Open discussions, meditation and group processing

5pm – 7pm  –     Supper and free time

7pm – 8pm –       Walk in the gardens and free time

8pm – 9.30pm   Poems, readings and meditations.

Followed by lights out


7am   –          Bell rings for meditation

9am –            Breakfast

10am   –        Meditation and mindful movement with Sila

11am  –          Presentation: ‘The world needs more forgiveness’

12am – 2pm   Lunch and free time

2pm – 5pm –   Open discussions, group process and meditation

5pm – 7pm      Closing ceremony with a Tibetan sound-bath by Lorna Heath

7pm –              Supper

8pm – 9.30pm      Poems  and readings

Followed by lights out


7am  –   Bell rings for meditation

8am  –   Breakfast

10am –  Walk in the forest, pub lunch, spa, coastal walk!

Participants have a choice of a spa-day or a guided walk amongst the redwoods in the New Forest.

Thank you for so many letters and comments that have been flooding in. A book called ‘Empowerment weekend’ is on its way. So many of you have ventured into this path because you don’t want to sufferer anymore, or pass this on to your children. You have noticed how much lighter you are and able to function after the Empowerment.  Many of you are looking after elderly parents and have been able make amends or even let go of terrible tragedies. Forgiveness is definitely for your benefit rather than that of others. I thank you for becoming part of this movement. The whole world at one stage will need to consider more forgiveness and heal.

Presenter : William Fley 

The forgiveness process

Forgiveness is the most profound act and process, which is to do with you not the other person . It’s like peeling an onion, layer by layer. Moment by moment , person by person !

First there is a lot of hurt and anger as you begin to explore and revisit the impact zone, and trauma.

Then it can take time to experience the mental and emotional shift, which nearly killed me.It takes great energy, care and attention to want to change how you see the world and move through the stages of grieving. But I’m through it !It’s deeper then acceptance, it is more powerful then any thing I’ve tried.As I moved though forgiving family, and other situations and events . I’m left with forgiving myself and reconstructing meaning into my life. Rebuilding a future which I though I’d never get.The main benefit I feel is getting to know my self, cherishing life and opening my heart to opportunity.I think my heart was on lock down for years, like an totally eclipse of the sun ☀️the darkness moved away and I was able to see the light.

How to book: Cost for 3 nights £350 single room full Residential (2018) –

Double : £590 for 2 people 

There is also a limited number of non-residential locals are available tickets at £90 for a 3 day pass.

Participation for all three days is required.

How to book and reserve your space:

Send us an email (timeverton1@aol.com) and then pay either using paypal or by sending a cheque to: meditationcircle

 How to find the venue:

Get off the beaten track and find this hidden gem at:
Furzey Gardens, School Lane. Minstead, near Lyndhurst. Hampshire SO43 7GL

Meals : If you have a special l requirement please inform us in advance, our meals
will all be vegetarian.

About the venue

Within an enchanted garden of 3 acres, it is in the heart of the New Forest, 45 minutes from Southampton or Bournemouth, 5 minutes from the M27, and two hours from London. The house itself is an old Victorian property set in Furzey Gardens – which are worth a visit on their own.  There are 6 bedrooms, three lounge areas and a cosy dining area. There is plenty of space to walk outside, and trails lead to secluded areas of the New Forest.

Set in a private area within the grounds of Furzey Gardens, this detached thatched house provides the perfect setting for mindfulness and forgiveness retreats. The house and grounds provide a private, tranquil and safe space in a most beautiful location in the centre of the New Forest. The house has a breakfast room, well equipped kitchen and lounges, opening onto a private terrace. The bedrooms have recently been redecorated. Minutes from Minstead Village, less than 4 miles to Lyndhurst, and only 5 minutes from the M27, Furzey House is a perfect base from which to explore the New Forest or to just relax, unwind in the most beautiful location you can imagine.


Thank you

The Meditation Circle Team

Contact Us

For more information or to make a booking please get in touch with us through out contact page