Routes to Resilience - Liberation Through Imagination 2023

Tuesday 9 May 2023 to Tuesday 16 May 2023

Led by: Amaragita, Rose and others
Location: Bowerwood, Nr. Broadhembury, E. Devon
Deposit amount: £75
Total suggested cost (including deposit): donation tier:£575/ standard:£350/ supported:£250 (see our FAQ for an explanation of the deposit/ dana system) 
Experience level: All levels
Age group: Adults 


For those wanting to face into the ecological and social challenges we are currently seeing.

We are living in pivotal times, with challenges which are socio-political, cultural and spiritual in nature. There is a sense of people wanting to find sustainable ways to keep engaging and meeting these challenges. The lens of Buddhism offers a view of the world that positions us as connected and integrated into the complexity of life. This view offers a route away from individualism, scarcity and separation, heading towards connection, abundance and solidarity. 

The retreat aims to evoke and strengthen the ‘Eco-Sattva’ Spirit by

  • Revealing our connection with the Earth and Elements
  • Recognising and expressing our solidarity with and longing for community
  • Finding ways to express alternatives to the consumption-for-profit paradigm
  • Choosing teachings to practice which transform our actions, emotions and mental state so we can be of benefit to ourselves and others in ever more effective ways.

There will be meditation, talks, workshops, and simple land based connection and rituals. There will be an opportunity to stocktake your levels of resilience and reflect on what needs to be transformed to balance out what is depleted.


Leader Bios


My background is in community development and working with young people at risk and the professionals that support them. I worked for various social change movements and I have been a trainer facilitator and coach for 35 years. My passions are meditation and creating spaces for deep inquiry and celebration of the human condition. I have been leading intergenerational retreats and retreats for mothers for many years. I have engaged in actions with Extinction Rebellion and am keen to strengthen and deepen my Eco-sattva spirit. Currently, I am chair of Buddhafield and have been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community for 21 years.


I am a Processwork psychotherapist in training and conflict facilitator, and have been coordinator of the Green Earth Awakening Camp since its formation. I care deeply about supporting people to collaborate effectively, by addressing power and practices that perpetuate harm. I am passionate about the relationship between personal and systemic transformation. 


Things to note

  • We have an extensive Retreat FAQ page here. Please read this thoroughly and, if you have a question that isn’t answered, get in touch. 
  • If you are bringing a vehicle to a retreat and it is staying onsite, you need to buy a vehicle pass. This helps us to manage the number of vehicles on our sites as space is very limited. Please do not bring a vehicle if the relevant pass is sold out. Please liftshare where possible or use public transport. We offer pick ups from Totnes train station for this retreat.