Rupert Spira Seven Day Retreat at The Vedanta, UK

11th – 18th November 2023


Retreats are a wonderful way to connect to the teaching and to the community, beginning with dinner on the first day, followed by a short welcome and the first meeting. There will be two meetings on each full day, finishing with lunch on the final day. Morning meetings consist of silent and guided meditation; afternoon meetings will be dialogues with Rupert, during which time attendees can discuss any questions that arise during the course of the week.

About The Vedanta: Situated in the heart of Lincolnshire, The Vedanta is surrounded by rolling countryside, historic market towns and villages. There is an array of walking trails to explore locally. Our whole group, including commuters, will also have access to the spa facilities, wonderful spaces to socialise and quiet areas to sit and meditate between meetings.

Important information about the venue: The Vedanta is a strictly vegetarian and alcohol-free venue due to being run by a Hare Krishna organisation. We ask that no alcoholic or non-vegetarian products are brought on-site and that the rules of the venue are respected by our group.

There is a ‘no shoes’ policy within the building, and guests are expected to bring slippers to wear inside. The venue does have some slippers available for sale, on site for anyone who needs them on arrival.




Saturday 11th Check-in (residential attendees) 5:00pm (no early arrivals please)
Dinner 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Welcome & Guided Meditation 7:45pm – 9:00pm
Sunday 12th to Friday 17th Breakfast 8:00am – 10:00am
Guided Meditation 11:00am – 12:30/1:00pm
Lunch 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Dialogues 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 18th Breakfast 8:00am – 9:30am
Check-out (residential attendees) 10:00am (luggage can be left in a room on-site)
Final Meeting 10:00am – 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm
End of Retreat 1:30pm – (all guests must depart)

Additionally, there will be two, hour long, Q&A sessions for the Live stream attendees. They will be from 8pm to 9pm on Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th November. 

In-person attendees will be welcome to sit in on these meetings, which will take place via zoom in the meeting room.





Tickets are available based on the sliding scale below, with the intention of making the teaching available to more people. If you wish to purchase a ticket for a friend, you may simply add a second ticket to your account and let Neil know who you would like to assign it to. Please note that tickets can only be assigned to people who have a log in for Rupert’s website.

Please select from the options in the tickets section below, add to basket and checkout as normal.

Costs per person: 

£95 – Supported: for those who would like to attend but are unable to do so for financial reasons*

£190 – Standard: for those with sufficient financial resources to attend at a fair price

£380 – Sponsor: for those with adequate financial resources and a desire to support attendance for others

Booking will close at noon local time on the first day of the retreat, so please be sure to register online if you wish to attend. You will receive an order confirmation email and you will be emailed the streaming link before the start of the retreat.

For a list of FAQs please see Livestream FAQs.

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Livestream – Supported tickets

If you wish to attend the livestream of the retreat with a *Supported ticket, please email Niya: Please note that the cut-off date for applications is Thursday 16th February, 10am BST.

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Neil O'Sullivan

November 11, 2023 November 18, 2023

The Vedanta, Lincoln Rd, Branston, Lincolnshire, LN4 1PD, United Kingdom

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