“Find out what really constitutes true well-being and, based on this understanding, pursue it.”
The Samadhi Podcast
What Are People Saying?
"From the moment I arrived I was not alone. I became part of a family of the best and most inspirational people I’ve ever met in my life. I experienced a moment of pure happiness. I learnt an immense amount to deepen my practise and have come home with heaps of tools to use in everyday life to calm my stresses and anxieties. David and Manu of Samadhi are 2 of the kindest most humble humans among us and I can’t thank you enough for this life changing experience. It’s never too late to face the scaries in our lives🧡"
"What an amazing experience! I attended a meditation and yoga weekend retreat with Samadhi in Oxfordshire and everything was perfect.
The many sessions (meditation, yoga and talks) were incredibly interesting and helpful. There was a very positive vibe within the group, the food was outstanding and the place was so beautiful and relaxing.
It is a wonderful and rare occasion to get to spend some time exploring the mind with a group of kind-hearted people as well as taking the time to reconnect with your own self. Everything was very well organised, I have learned a lot over the 3 days and I think the positive effect of the retreat will have a long lasting impact.
I highly recommend this organisation and their retreats to anyone and hope I will be able to attend another of their retreat.
"Thank you David that was very enlightening. Very informative and useful for my particular life situation. I wanted to say I am finding your sessions extremely helpful in my daily struggles. I am grateful for coming across your school of learning. Bless you."
"What a wonderful weekend it was! Thank you to everyone else that went, I learnt something off everyone I spoke to. And David and Manu you were both incredible! I'm still feeling very inspired ✨"
"David's retreats are amazing! I had a fantastic time and gained so much. Meditation, great food and lovely company. I feel refreshed and motivated to meditate more at home. Highly recommend!"
"An amazing day. Fantastic company and great food. I feel very relaxed and after today feel inspired to start my meditation journey, hopefully with you to help guide me. Thank you very much."
"Just a quick thank you for helping me out over last months, the classes you have held have made a massive impact on me and a couple of my friends. I really hope this will be here for the long term as I feel it will help others as much as its helped me. So keep it up the good work, your doing a great job and thank you for helping me control my anxiety."
"David's guided meditations help bring peace and calm to a busy mind. I highly recommend his retreats and will be attending future events. I enjoyed his relaxation day retreat and was able to completely disconnect and be present. I also met a wonderful group of people, I know I will remain friends with.
Thank you David for the wonderful work you do. Namaste. 🙏🏻🦋"
"Thank you David, Manu and also everyone else who made the experience most enjoyable. I'm still processing the positive effects: a mix of feeling drained after releasing so much and elation/motivation 🙏😍"
"On my gratitude list today: the existence of Samadhi and finding you and this group, making myself sign up and then participate in this mornings meditation, your wonderful wisdom and eloquence in expressing it. "
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