5-day mindfulness and nature retreat April 2024 at Fair Harvest



5-day mindfulness and nature semi-silent retreat

Date: 15th to 19th of April 2024

Location: Fair Harvest Permaculture farm

Join Ian Hackett from Tig-Le House for this mindfulness and nature retreat, a semi-silent retreat that explores traditional and contemporary mindfulness through an ecological lens. As human beings, we possess vast knowledge of the earth and nature. This retreat offers an opportunity to deepen mindfulness and explore meditative practices that encourage a profound remembrance of our sacred place and relationship within the body of nature.

Ian is an experienced bushland regenerator, Landcare and Permaculturalist with over 33 years of experience. He has undergone formal Buddhist and Universalist Dharma training and practice in mindfulness and meditation.

Explore traditional and contemporary approaches to mindfulness and meditation through an ecological lens.

Mindfulness is a practice for cultivating Refuge. Refuge is a capacity to feel stable, safe, and well, to cultivate calm, and to have a clear, engaged, ethical response to life.

Our sense of Refuge grows as our mindfulness develops. It involves becoming increasingly attentive and familiar with what it is to be human and alive, learning how to be friendly and caring of our own and others’ experiences, and considering how we live in ways that support the Refuge of all beings, all lives and the health of the world.

The retreat incorporates features of mindfulness, universal dharma techniques, meditations on nature and practices derived from various indigenous knowledge systems, expanding and enriching awareness of the natural world. These practices have been passed on directly to Ian. They are shared with permission, acknowledging the sources of wisdom and teaching.

The retreat includes compulsory and optional classes, breaks for rest and respite, simple creative activities, and mindful walking on country. Semi-silent means avoiding sources of overstimulation while staying connected to people and place.


On Monday 15th, you can arrive anytime from 3 pm onwards to set up and settle in. There will be a meet and greet session at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm and the first mindfulness session at 7 pm.

From Tuesday to Thursday, there will be two teaching sessions daily, each lasting approximately one to one and a half hours, starting at 9 am and 3:30 pm (times may vary). Additionally, there will be a mindful walking session (weather permitting).

On Friday 19th, a morning session will be at 9 am, followed by lunch at noon. The retreat will close at 1:30 pm.

A detailed schedule will be shared before attending.


Attendance options:

  • Stay onsite at the beautiful Fair Harvest permaculture farm campground.
  • Stay offsite at alternative accommodation or your place of residence.


Option 1 – $495. Staying on-site for 4 nights camping. Unpowered tent/van site only. 2 x meals included – dinner on the first night and lunch on the final day (all other meals self-catering). All classes and resources.

Option 2 – $440. Staying off-site (own accommodation). 2 x meals included – dinner on the first night and lunch on the final day (all other meals self-catering). All classes and resources.


During the retreat, you will have plenty of time to rest, walk, and practice hobbies such as reading, journaling, drawing, painting, or take it easy.

Please note that booking is required to attend. We offer two options, which include staying onsite or staying offsite. Please be aware that attending the first session’s meet and greet is essential, and it is not possible to participate intermittently.


Please see the Tig-Le House cancellations and refunds policy prior to booking Cancellations and Refunds Policy (tiglehouse.org)


5-day mindfulness and nature retreat April 2024 at Fair Harvest | Tig-Le House (tiglehouse.org)