Eastbourne Retreat March 2020

Eastbourne meditation. (Testimonials)

Over the weekend of 13th – 15th March 2020, just before lockdown, I ran a weekend retreat practicing mindfulness meditation in a lovely comfortable guest house, Pebble Beach, which over looks the sea in Eastbourne. Please visit their website for more information about their wonderful guest house.

The weekend involved:


Participants make their own way to Eastbourne. The guest house is about 20 minutes walk from Eastbourne station. There is a direct train from Clapham Junction. Or you may have to change at Brighton. Or it’s about 1hr 30 minutes drive from London.

Evening meal out (own cost)

Evening meditation theme: to arrive. Experience something new. Learning. Preparing. Being open.


Continental Breakfast in guest house. 8-9am

9.45am Mindful walk

Meditations started at 10am and included:  silence, Chi Kong movement, mindful dance, walking, using our senses. 

Cooked lunch back at the guest house: with meat, vegan and gluten free options of lasagne, fruit cocktail with cream or vegan cream

Afternoon Meditation: Silent mindful walk along the beach.

Return to guest house and reflect on the day’s meditations

Finish day meditations at 5pm

Own time.

7.30pm go out to eat. Socially


Breakfast in guest house 8 – 9am

Mindful walk to sessions at the Fitness Centre.

Themes of meditation of the day were:

Sitting. Listening, movement (Qi Gong)

Mindful silent eating lunch at guest house

Reflection on the weekend meditations, and what we take away with us.

We said our goodbyes at 3pm

To get the best from the weekend you should be practicing mindfulness regularly. 

The 6 rooms at the guest house:

There are two twin rooms and 4 king size bedrooms.

Maximum number is 12. 

If you wish a single for yourself only, there will be a single supplement to pay.