The Quiet View invites you to experience peace of heart in the Garden of Kent

A Centre for Contemplative Spirituality, the Quiet View is rooted in Christianity but welcomes people of all faiths or none. In an area of outstanding natural beauty, the garden is approximately 2 acres in east Kent, surrounded by rolling countryside.
It has been designed to provide secluded quiet ‘rooms’ for stillness and reflection and people in need of spiritual refreshment are invited to book a retreat individually or as a group. There is a variety of indoor spaces too, including a large yurt that boasts a log-burning stove that provides warmth and cosiness on cold or wet days.
Book a space to follow your own programme or join in our Programme of Events.

Taiji Qigong

Taiji Qigong is taught by Melanie French who writes ‘The practice of Qigong essentially combines graceful movement, meditation and regulation of the breath to enhance the flow of Qi. Qi is the vital life force energy within the body, which aids the immune system and boosts the blood circulation. Qigong is a component of Traditional Chinese - Energetic Medicine that promotes the powerful healing energies of Heaven Qi (Yang) and Earth Qi (Yin), to naturally harmonize the mind, body & spirit.’ If standing is difficult for you it is possible to practice sitting down.

Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

Day of Reflection with Br Martin a meeting point between the Vedic vision and the vision of Christ

Brother Martin is an Indian Benedictine monk from Shantivanam, Father Bede Griffith’s Ashram in South India. Br Martin will speak of his mission to further Father Bede’s vision of Christian/Hindu dialogue and to ’search for the truth at the heart of all religions.’ The day is will include opportunities for questions, discussion and silence. Donations are invited for Br Martin’s social projects in India and the work of the Quiet View. Vegetarian lunch and refreshments are provided. Please book with Lizzie.

Monday, 26 June, 2017 - 10:30 to 16:00


Our Quiet Yoga class continues on Wednesdays mornings. They take place in the Yurt and are led by qualified teacher, Sue Hodgkins. These classes are gentle, mindful and essentially spiritual. Please book with Sue - There is a 9.30 class starting back on 4th January 2017 and some places free in the 11am class beginning n 25th January.


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