We can host individual retreatants when there are no groups using the site.
Staying in one of our apartments above the zendo or in the casita, you can completely self-cater or join the resident community for one main meal per day. We can also offer breakfasts and one meal a day that we can bring to your apartment respecting your personal space and silence.
As well as accommodation and use of the zendo, we can offer one-to-one sessions of yoga, qi gong, and meditation.
If you are coming to work through specific life issues you might wish to arrange individual therapeutic and spiritual support from Stephen.
He also offers dream analysis sessions according to the school of psychology of Carl Jung.
We can help to tailor the retreat that will be most helpful to you, just contact us to discuss and make arrangements.
About Stephen: Stephen Bushell was born in London in 1960. As a teenager he was drawn to religion and spirituality and has followed that thread all his adult life. He studied Theology and Religious Studies and later trained in Analytical Psychology to become a psychoanalyst (Jungian). He attended his first 10 day vipassana retreat age 20 and for five years trained in Tai Chi and meditation with Tew Bunnag, founder of the European School of Tai Chi. He later completed his Vipassana teacher training with the Thai master, Dhiravamsa. Never seeing any discrepancy between Buddhist practice and the deeper currents of the Christian mystical tradition, in his early 30s, Stephen ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church; in this capacity he offered spiritual and pastoral care in inpatient and community psychiatric care. From here he went on to work privately in psychoanalysis. Coming to live at Les Gavatxes, Stephen feels will enable him to bring together many threads of his spiritual journey, particularly to offer psychological insight within the practice of meditation. He looks forward to welcoming people on retreat here and accompanying people on their journeys of inner discovery.