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Terms and conditions: We’ve suspended these for the duration of our closure, so don’t worry about cancellation charges etc.  We’re obviously very keen for you to come once the period is over, no matter what size of group.

You can continue to contact us  with any questions or for more information, or indeed book for events later in the year or into 2021. Follow this link and then click on Reservations email Contact us

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Holland House would like as many people as possible to enjoy and gain benefit from our events and our pricing is carefully considered.

However if your circumstances are such that it’s not possible to attend an event due to the cost, do please ask for a bursary application form, either by emailing or by telephoning 01386 860330. Bursaries are  limited to one application per person per calendar year.

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Bede Griffiths Retreat - Going Beyond

    5:00 pmHolland House

    This retreat is for anyone interested in the work of Benedictine Monk Fr Bede Griffiths, or in how the experience of India can help illuminate the Christian tradition in new ways.

    John Ryder writes "Many Christians have struggled to find the Christ we know in our hearts in the churches where we grew up.  We imbibed an image of God delivered in dualistic terms, excluding perspectives from other spiritual traditions. 

    Jane Lichnowski and John Ryder, along with Revd Ian Spencer, will offer a weekend to facilitate a deepening process of spiritual understanding through an exploration of the Katha Upanishad. This accessible Hindu scripture opens up questions of life and death, and invites us to journey into the ultimate nature of who we are. It provides an opportunity to hear and reflect on the Katha Upanishad, held within the Benedictine rhythm of the day as at Shantivanam (Bede's Indian monastery), with times of meditation and prayer, silence and sharing.  Also, opportunities for yoga, contemplative walking in the beautiful grounds, and an Indian-style Eucharist.

    This is a unique opportunity rarely offered in the UK, do book early to secure your place. Email Revd Ian Spencer if you have any queries (

    To book your place, visit the shop on this link  Bede Griffiths - Going Beyond

    Jane Lichnowski and John Ryder are founder-members of the Bede Griffiths Sangha, a loosely - knit community of people formed 25 years ago after the death of Father Bede. (see

    Revd Ian Spencer is an Anglican Priest, Warden of Holland House, and yoga teacher.