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Breathing Space

As well as the small enclosed quiet garden next to the small chapel at Ringsfield Hall there are fourteen acres of woodland, meadow, and pasture, with seats and points of meditation, and a Hermitage in the woods. The Hall may also available at times when there is no residential group booked in, for group retreats with refreshments and a simple lunch. There are a number of ways in which these facilities can be used: individually or in groups, for a few hours or a day, for silence, reflection and the appreciation of beauty, with input or without, as a quiet day, or a place for discussion or struggle with issues of the day.

Ringsfield has contact with artists, potters, sculptors and musicians whose work may promote mindfulness and wellbeing. Look out for quiet days and events on our Facebook page or this website and retreat weekends may also be coming up.

At the heart of Ringsfield Hall’s work is the vision for hospitality and nurture. This goes hand in hand with our concern for the environment, for justice and peace, and our work with children and young people. Far from there being any conflict in the use of this place for quiet and meditation, and in working with children and young people, we believe that children also can learn the skills of silence and reflection.

The combination of meditation and action delights and challenges us, and we are keen to share the journey with others who are drawn to that combination. We endeavour to live according to a perspective which considers all activity in the light of relationship to ‘self, others, the world and spirituality’.