5-day Mettā meditation semi-silent retreat 7th to 11th of October 2024


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5-day Mettā meditation semi-silent retreat

With Ian Hackett from Tig-Le House

Date: 7th to 11th of October 2024

Location: Fair Harvest Permaculture farm

Mettā, a Pali term, can be translated as “the ever-present possibility for friendship.” Mettā meditation is a natural extension of our mindfulness, and it allows us to cultivate deeper friendships, love, and kindness with ourselves, others, the world, and life itself. By encouraging and developing our natural Mettā state, we can learn how to make friends with life, holding life dear.

Practice helps us find meaningful sources of love, kindness and understanding within our lives. It enables us to live filled with greater tenderness and goodwill and to create healthy relationships to life and experiences. Through practice and understanding, we can resolve feelings and experiences of disconnection, separation and isolation caused by unhelpful emotions and feelings such as hate, anger, resentment, jealousy, and excessive self-preoccupation, which are root causes of suffering, harm, prejudice and oppression. Mettā meditation is a harmonizing practice acting as a doorway to a more compassionate connectedness with ourselves, others and the world. Living with Mettā alive in our hearts can awaken us, individually and collectively, to our sameness and the True Refuge humanity and all species deeply need in today’s world.

The practice of Mettā meditation is challenging and requires step-by-step meditative instruction that is safe and effective. It is a building process that takes time to develop. In this 5-day semi-silent retreat, you will be guided through the specific meditational stages that can help us rediscover deeper love and affection for life and living and the potential to develop a deeper sense of friendship and friendliness with yourself, others, society, and this exquisite planet Earth.

Experience with mindfulness is essential to join this retreat.

The retreat includes compulsory and optional classes, breaks for rest and respite, simple creative activities, and mindful walking on country. Semi-silent means avoiding sources of overstimulation while staying connected to people and place.



On Monday 7th, you can arrive anytime from 3 pm onwards to set up and settle in. There will be a meet and greet session at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm and the first mindfulness session at 7 pm.

From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be two teaching sessions daily, each lasting approximately one to one and a half hours, starting at 9 am and 3:30 pm (times may vary). Additionally, there will be a mindful walking session (weather permitting).

On Friday 11th, a morning session will be at 9 am, followed by lunch at noon. The retreat will close at 1:30 pm.

A detailed schedule will be shared before attending.


Attendance options:

  • Stay onsite at the beautiful Fair Harvest permaculture farm campground.
  • Stay offsite at alternative accommodation or your place of residence.


Option 1 – $495. Staying onsite for 4 nights camping. Unpowered tent/van site only. 2 x meals included – dinner on the first night and lunch on the final day (all other meals self-catering). All classes and resources.

Option 2 – $440. Staying offsite (own accommodation). 2 x meals included – dinner on the first night and lunch on the final day (all other meals self-catering). All classes and resources.


During the retreat, you will have plenty of time to rest, walk, and practice hobbies such as reading, journaling, drawing, painting, or take it easy.

Please note that booking is required to attend. We offer two options, which include staying onsite or staying offsite. Please be aware that attending the first session’s meet and greet is essential, and it is not possible to participate intermittently.

Please see the Tig-Le House cancellations and refunds policy prior to booking Cancellations and Refunds Policy (tiglehouse.org)

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