Summer Woodland Meditation Retreat – Fineshade Wood

Saturday 8 June 2019

HALF-DAY COURSE: 10.30am – 1.15pm

On this short course we will look at how we can make our meditations more effective and meaningful through improving our mindfulness and concentration. No experience needed, beginners warmly welcome.

Held in a beautiful converted stone barn, refreshments and lunch are available from the modern and friendly cafe on site. Why not have lunch and then enjoy the rest of the day in this beautiful setting.

Everyone is welcome to attend and no experience of meditation is needed. The course comprises two one-hour sessions each with guided meditations and teachings offering practical advice. There will be a coffee/tea break in which you can enjoy the cafe, browse our book stall and ask questions. Seating is on chairs and no special clothing is required.

Course Fees


Free to Centre Members and FP Students.
Please book in advance.

We regret we are unable to give refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of the event.

Course format

Each session comprises guided meditations and a teaching offering practical advice.

10.15-10.30am: Registration

10.30-11.30am: Session 1


12.15-1.15pm: Session 2

Refreshments and light lunches are available in the modern and friendly Grounds Cafe on site.


Resident Teacher Kelsang Rak-ma who has over 17 years experience of teaching and practising meditation.

Venue & Parking

The Little Barn,
Top Lodge Visitor Centre,
Fineshade Wood,
Near Corby
NN17 3BB

Fineshade Wood is located just off the A43, halfway between Stamford and Corby. There are brown tourist signs leading up to the site.

For SatNavs the postcode is NN17 3BB.

The room and cafe are on the ground floor of the Top Lodge Visitor Centre. Both have full disabled access with no steps. There is a unisex accessible toilet in the main atrium and there are 5 dedicated disabled parking bays 60m from the entrance over level ground. Seating will be on chairs and no special clothing is required.

Parking Charges apply all year round to all visitors (including disabled badge holders)

  • £1.50 for 1 hour for cars, horseboxes, minibuses and motorcycles
  • £4.00 for over an hour for the above vehicles

Disabled parking is available (5 spaces).

Car parking charges are enforced on site. Payment by pay & display machines (cash only) or by phone using the PaySmarti system.

PLEASE NOTE: At peak times, particularly weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, the car parks fill up quickly and spaces are at a premium. Please take this into consideration when planning your journey.

Thoroughly fantastic day


A wonderful experience. Looking forward to the next one


It was a lovely day


Very enjoyable day.  So relaxing and inspiring. Great coffee and lunch at the Cafe too!