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The Practice of Contemplation and Blessing

Experience the Transformation

From Pain-Body to Blessing-Field

2-6 September 2024

Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
United Kingdom

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Experience a profound journey into the spacious and luminous state of awakened embodiment

Based on the book Transcendence: Journey of the Soul
by Helen White Wolf, this experiential retreat offers the opportunity to explore life-changing practices in a supportive environment, together with spiritual friends.

Your hosts Helen White Wolf and Rama Shemaya

have more than fifty years of combined experience in facilitating transformative programmes.

At this retreat you will be supported to...

  • Access a deeper state of presence in your life - going beyond the practice of 'stilling thoughts', to a direct experience of the nature of reality.

  • Resolve old imprints and patterning in your mind-body field to ignite your spiritual awakening.

  • Meditate in a way that profoundly changes your inner and outer life, bringing you into resonance with the reality of synchronicities, blessings, and miracles.

  • Establish a strong foundation in non-dual awareness, and cultivate a compassionate relationship with your 'ego'  or 'pain body'. 

  • Become more deeply attuned to the unique rhythm of your own process.

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Helen White Wolf

As we contemplate the qualities of awakened consciousness,
we come into resonance with the light of life Itself,
welling up from deep within us. 

What has been painful is transformed into love,
warm like sunshine, and sweet as spring rain.

In this field of beauty and compassion,
miracles become the new normal.

The Retreat Programme Includes -

  • A balance of theory (energy anatomy and dynamics), and practical exercises.

  • Fully guided deep practices of inner inquiry, energy elevation, meditation, mindful movement, and contemplation.

  • Mentoring by tutors who can provide feedback on the processes taking place in your mind-body field, and offer individual coaching when required. 

  • Nutritious meals, comfortable accommodation, and the opportunity to regenerate in a beautiful natural setting.

Meet the Teachers

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Helen White Wolf

Helen trained in Spiritual Healing, Esoteric Healing, and Earth Healing, with the Shan Foundation, Melbourne from 1986-1989, and was appointed as the group leader in New Zealand. She conducted regular Earth Healing Services and meditation gatherings, and facilitated educational events for the organisation in this capacity. During the 1990's, Helen began teaching independently, developing a three-year programme for the training of energy healers. She continued to have mystical experiences that profoundly altered her perception, and informed her work as an intuitive, healer, therapist, and educator. 

In 2013, after twenty years of teaching, both in NZ and internationally, Helen was given the inner directive to develop a foundational body of work that would help to clarify, and support, the process of spiritual awakening.

The outcome of this is her book Transcendence: Journey of the Soul, and the courses that companion it: The Practice of Contemplation and Blessing, Meditation with Soul and Light, and Contemplative Yoga.

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Rama began his spiritual journey in the 1980's as a dedicated practitioner of Kundalini Yoga and group transmission meditation (Share International). He has been using Meditation with Soul and Light as his core practice since 2001, and has frequently taught alongside his wife Helen on the Soul Centered Healing training programmes. 

A major part of his service is planetary healing transmission, and he has worked at many sacred sites around the world including Hemkund Sahib in the Himalayas, the Great Pyramid of Giza, Macchu Piccu, Lake Titicaca, Jerusalem, the Red Sea Crossing (Mt Sinai), the Vatican Catacombs, Medugorje, the Bosnian Pyramids, Glastonbury, and Mount Shasta.

Rama was ordained as a New Thought Minister in 2006, and from 2015-2023 worked as the illustrator of the book Transcendence: Journey of the Soul. 

Rama Shemaya


"Helen’s workshops and intensives help us remember our true nature as luminous beings. The depth of the work supports each participant in reconnecting with and healing into their wholeness.
Through the teachings, meditations, and focused healing work, Helen invites us to breathe into and reconnect with the deepest resonances of light and love that we are.  In guiding a group meditation, she holds the energy of the room with her loving presence, supporting each individual as they move deeper into their journey.
I am so thankful for Helen’s immersive events — they have been life changing for me; helping me experience my deepest self."

Aimée Bessire, Maine, USA


Waterperry House


Waterperry House is a beautiful Georgian Manor House with tudor origins, situated in 83 acres of land. The house is surrounded by 8 acres of renowned and lovingly tended gardens which include a dedicated outside space for

silent meditation.

It has an established history as a venue for meditation retreats and philosophical studies.

Waterperry House, Waterperry Village (nr Wheatley)
Oxfordshire,  OX33 1JY  


Accommodation is available in a range of single, twin, and dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms. A few rooms have ensuite facilities. If you wish to share a twin room with your partner or friend, please include this information with your booking. In all other instances, shared rooms will be allocated on the basis of gender. Please specify your choice when purchasing your ticket..

A small number of non-residential tickets are available for people who live locally, or who would prefer to arrange their own accommodation.  An option for registering as a non-residential attendee is available at the time of booking.

Meals and Refreshments

All meals will be lacto-vegetarian, however you may select gluten or dairy free meals when you make your booking.


If you have special dietary needs, please email us at prior to booking, to check that your requirements can be met by the catering team. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all special diets can be catered for.


Residential attendees will be provided with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and morning and afternoon tea. 


Non-residential attendees will be provided with lunch, dinner, and morning and afternoon tea.


Arriving By Car

From Oxford: Follow directions for A40 East – London. On the A40 take the third exit, 2 miles after passing the Thornhill Park and Ride, signposted for Wheatley and Waterperry Gardens follow the brown signs.

From Birmingham – M40 South – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8a for Oxford Services follow directions towards the services then at the second roundabout take the exit signposted Oxford A40, after 0.5 miles turn right again towards Wheatley and Waterperry, follow the brown signs. Do not join A40.

From London – M40 North – Follow the M40 Brown Signs, exit Junction 8 for A40 Oxford then take first exit approx 1/2 mile Wheatley and Waterperry, turn immediately left on leaving A40 , follow the brown signs to Waterperry.

By Public Transport:


From London by Train: The nearest train station to Waterperry is Haddenham & Thame Parkway. There are regular trains from London Marylebone. 

A taxi can be booked from the local station to Waterperry House: Cabco Taxi Haddenham 01844 299444

From Oxford: Departing Oxford City Centre, take the Arriva Bus 280 to Church Road, Wheatley. From Church Road Wheatley you will need to prebook a taxi.

View the Schedule

Note: The retreat has a strongly experiential focus. Guided meditations and awareness practices are included in all morning and afternoon sessions. 

Check-in (residential attendees)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome: introduction & meditation
7:45pm - 9:15pm
Tuesday to Thursday
7:30am - 8:30am
Theme + experiental process (1)
9:00am - 10:30am
Morning Tea Break
10:30am - 11:00am
Theme + experiential process (2)
11:00am - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Theme + experiential process (3)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Afternoon Tea Break
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Theme + experiential process (4)
4:00pm - 5:30pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Q & A (Tues), free time (Wed), Meditation (Thurs) see Retreat Content notes.
7:45pm - 9:15pm
7:30am - 8:30am
Check-out (residential attendees)
9:30am (bags can be left at reception)
Final meeting & closing meditation
9:30am - 11:30am
Retreat Ends
12:00pm All attendees must depart

Overview of Retreat Content


Welcome, and



Unifying the 'Split Mind' (ACIM)

The Safe Space of True Nature

The Qualities of Love-Light-Essence

Embodying the Qualities in the 7 Chakras

Dialogue/Q & A


The Whole Heart: Love in Three Directions

The Neurobiology of Spiritual Practice

Free time

Forgiveness Perspectives & Practices

Deepening Contemplations of Love


The State of Blessing

Blessing, Self Realisation, & Receiving

Establishing Your Spiritual Practice

World Healing Meditation

Lying-In Meditation


Final Meeting & Meditation


To register, a non-refundable deposit of £145 is payable at the time of booking. Payment in full is required by 1 July 2024.

*A 10% Early Bird Discount is available for all bookings
made by June 15, (12:00pm, BST)*

Please use the coupon code: PCB Retreat Early Bird

50% refunds, minus booking and credit card fees, are available if cancelled by Friday 19 July 2024.

There are no refunds for cancellations after Friday 19 July 2024. 
If the retreat is postponed or does not go ahead for any reason,

the ticket price will be refunded in full.

If you wish to attend the retreat, but cannot pay in full by 1 July, Please email our office: before making your booking, as we may be able to assist with a payment plan.

Residential Bookings

Four night's accommodation at Waterperry House, plus breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshments are included in all residential bookings.


Prices are per person.


Please advise us if you are making a couple booking and would prefer a double bed, as this option is available in some of the Georgian Twin Rooms.  Also please let us know if you would like to share a room with a friend. Otherwise shared rooms will be allocated on a same-gender basis.

Georgian Rooms  (2nd Floor)

(This floor has lift access)

Twin Room, single occupancy:
ensuite or adjacent bathroom


Twin Room, shared:

ensuite or adjacent bathroom


Twin Room, shared (double bed): 

ensuite or adjacent bathroom



E Wing (Modern, Minimalist)

(Ground Floor)

Single Room (shared bathroom)

Twin Room, shared:


Shared Room (3 - people)





Non-Residential Bookings

Attendees to arrange own accommodation. 

Ticket includes lunch, dinner, & refreshments.

Non-Residential Ticket

(Includes evenings until 9.30pm)


For all retreat inquiries, please email

Please register for the retreat using the link below. Ticket sales open 22 May 2024

Brightstar Events Page

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