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Month: May 2017

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Many people have asked for more self-contained accommodation to be made available at Poulstone.

Well at last we can offer self-contained accommodation for two people, which is away from the house but still on the grounds of Poulstone. The flat is called “Cherry Blossom”, following the tradition at Poulstone to name rooms after trees and the fact that the flat overlooks the delightful walled garden and the cherry blossom tree.

If you wish to volunteer your time at Poulstone and need a place to stay or wish to spend some time at Poulstone for quite meditations. Or even, wish to have u se of self-contained accommodation during a retreat, then we can now offer Cherry Blossom. It has its very own kitchen dining room, bathroom and bedroom.

At one level, Poulstone Retreat Centre is a business at another level, Poulstone provides a conducive space for retreats. I am very mindful of the potential of commercial activity affecting this space. This said, it allows Poulstone to exist, to provide an excellent service and it helps to maintain the house and grounds. It has a purpose!

But Poulstone does not survive because it is a business organisation, it survives because of the love and affection its guests have for the space. This is priceless and continues to nurture Poulstone. Paying someone to do a job at Poulstone is very different to someone offering their time and love to work at Poulstone voluntarily. I am very grateful to wonderful individuals like Anne who looks after the shop and does so, solely, out of love. This is what Poulstone is about and this is what it needs.

We now have had three people stay over in the flat, who have provided their time and lovely energy, on a voluntary basis to add to Poulstone’s energy. Isabelle, “Shamanic” Dave and Michael. All found their stay at Poulstone to be healing. Thank you.

It is this service that nurtures the energy at Poulstone. The wonderful pictures in this blog are part of the contribution made by Michael during his stay at Poulstone.

Much love to you all

Rajesh Rai

8 May 17