Conscious Connections with Clive Tempest


Dunford House - The Spring Retreat April 2017

A Residential Retreat in West Sussex UK: 21-27 April 2017

Take the time to break your momentum. Turn away from the psychological life. Allow the coming of the new.

Chi gung practice, talks and personal dialogues with Clive Tempest in a lovely early 19th Century country house set in extensive grounds and woodland, in West Sussex, one of the most beautiful parts of England. Dunford House is less than an hour's journey south of London and 40 miles from Gatwick Airport.

The complete retreat starts on Friday evening 21 April and ends after breakfast on Thursday 27 April. There will be three chi gung sessions each day with talks and meditations in the afternoon and evening, from Saturday noon until Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday there will be a coach tour to Petworth House and possibly also Arundel Castle, including chi gung practice in outdoor locations. Petworth is a magnificent mansion famous for its art collection and parkland. See the links below.

The 'Coming of the New' brings the opportunity to live in a more conscious way more thoughtless, less selfish, less rational, more marvellous, more passionate and much less self-centred; a more generous and simple way of living, without avoidance or regret, free of expectation, speculation, opinions and attitudes. And with the coming of the new must inevitably come a love of what is most real a real love.

Our civilisation appears to be feeling its age. The signs are that it's in terminal decline. How much time is left? How long before we run out of hope? We have to face it: For all our progress there is no more justice in the world today than in all our yesterdays. What can you do about it? You can live more consciously and in that way make your contribution to the coming of a new dimension to human life, one relatively free of the human condition as we know it.

Making a contribution to the evolution of consciousness means evolving as a true individual. Every individual shares one intelligence and it acts in the same way in every body, according to certain principles. These principles are encoded and enacted in the practice of chi gung and taichi. So the basis of the work in this retreat, and in anything you do with Clive Tempest, is the chi gung practice used to alert you to the core principles and help you incorporate them. That's one half of the process. The other requires you to open yourself to 'the bigger picture', the vast scheme of what intelligence is doing on earth and how we can serve its purpose in the daily detail of our lives. The practice and the talks and dialogues produce the energetic field necessary for the introduction of a new consciousness.


Accommodation at Dunford House is in pleasant rooms, almost all with en-suite bathrooms. Most have twin or double beds. They can be allocated for single occupancy.

Meals are served in a separate building and will be mostly vegetarian. A vegan option is available on request.

The complete retreat runs from Friday evening to after breakfast on Thursday (April 21 to April 27). Those who wish to come for a shorter time can join for the core sessions from midday Saturday to teatime Tuesday. There are also options to stay Friday to Tuesday or Saturday to Thursday. Here are the details:

The Complete Retreat

Arrival 17.00-20.00 Friday 21 April in time for dinner at 20.00
Departure after breakfast on Thursday 27 April

Cost including course fee, accommodation, all meals and excursion: 590 (shared room) 640 (single)

The Core Sessions

Saturday afternoon to Tuesday teatime. Arrive for registration before 12.00 on Saturday 22 April and depart after tea on Tuesday 25 April

Cost including course fee, accommodation and all meals: 365 (shared room) 400 (single)

Other Options

Option 1: To stay on Friday night and leave on Tuesday: 420 (shared room) 460 (single) This adds dinner, bed and breakfast and a chi gung class on Saturday morning

Option 2: To arrive on Saturday before 12.00 and leave after breakfast on Thursday: 540 (shared room) 585 (single). This includes the excursion on Wednesday.

Dunford House - The Spring Retreat April 2017


Book now or as soon as possible with a deposit of 140 for The Complete Retreat or Option 2. The deposit for The Core Sessions or Option 1 is 100.
50% of the deposit will be refunded if you cancel before 21 March.
Pay the balance no later than 21 March.
Pay in full before 31 January and apply a discount of 5%.


Amelia O'Connor T:07986 084176 /

Please send her an email with your requirements and she will reply with details of how to pay. (By bank transfer, PayPal or cheque drawn on a UK bank).
Your booking is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.
Amelia will answer your enquiries and send you joining instructions ten days before the event.

Travel to Dunford House

By Road: See instructions on the Dunford House website here

From Gatwick: A coach will be arranged to meet a nominated flight from Helsinki on the Friday so that people coming from the Finnish Group can travel together. The return transfer will also be arranged.
The nominated flights are with Norwegian Airlines: Inbound Friday D8370 (arr. 18.10) Outbound Thursday D8367 (dep. 09.50)
Cost of coach transfers to and from Gatwick Airport: 35 to be paid by 21 March.

Taxis: From Gatwick, booked in advance, estimated cost one way: 65. Heathrow 75.


Dunford House - The Spring Retreat April 2017


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