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March 21st – 24th Soul Reader course retreat.  Full


Discovering Inner Peace
the Art of Being Happy

20th – 23rd June 2019 

A three-day weekend retreat with Julie Wise and Greg Horner at Samye Ling Tibetan monastery (just over the border into Scotland).

inner peace

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” Dalai Lama.



Peace is the root that allows us to grow and flourish. 
The fragrance of the flower cannot exist without the root, which will grow naturally when provided with the right conditions. 

On this retreat, we will provide the right conditions for the flowering of inner peace so that its fragrance may spread throughout your entire world.

samye ling seat


We discover inner peace when our body is relaxed, our mind is quiet and our heart is open.
It is then that we become as one with life and relate to all that it brings from our peaceful centre within.
Inner peace is the joy, the bliss, the love and the harmony that comes from the acceptance of what is.
It is our birth-right and our destiny; it is who we truly are.


During this weekend we will discover and deepen into our inner peace by:

Opening to the pesamye ling picaceful reality of our intuitive wisdom.
Cultivating loving compassion for ourselves and all beings.
Changing our perceptions so that peace can naturally arise.
Practising the ancient arts of Tai Chi and Chi Gung.
Connecting with the healing power of nature. 
Using body centred practices to heal our disconnection from peace.
Learning meditations that open us to the still presence within ourselves.
Awakening to the peace of the present moment by incorporating mindfulness into our daily life. 
                                                                                           Enjoying the company of like-minded people in beautiful                                                                                         surroundings. 

There will also be time to enjoy the beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing surroundings of Samye Ling (the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the West) – its temple site, gardens, fairy hill, the splendid café and shop, as well as the local countryside.

This retreat is suitable for beginners and those with experience.

Price: £375, which includes single room accommodation and full board (excludesinner peace 1 transportation).
Location: Purelands, Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir, Langholme, Dumfriesshire. DG13 0QL.
Date: 20th June (start at 3.30pm) – 23rd June 2019 (finish at 1.30pm)

Places are limited, so please book early if you are interested.

To reserve your place, please send your name, email address, and a deposit (non-refundable) of £100 to Woodlands, 54 Silverdale Road, Arnside. LA5 0EH. Cheques made payable to Dragonfly Healing Limited, or email for bank details to transfer funds to Tel: 01524 874 603.


Retreats Feedback

“Thank you for an amazing 4 days at Samye ling. I’ve felt I’ve had so many profound experiences- life changing.I felt as if I’d come home :-)
You both hold the light for so many people to grow- I feel blessed to know you both”.  Madi

stone circle 2“A big thank you for the beautiful time we all had together on the Retreat. I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st time at Samye Ling and will certainly love to have the opportunity to join you on future retreats.
Thank you so much for facilitating all the amazing energy experiences….
You both use your gifts with such beauty, integrity and wisdom.
Thank you”.  Renata

“I just wanted to say thank you to you and Greg so much for the retreat. I learned so much and found the whole experience wonderful. I’ve never taken time out for myself before and it was so nice to find a new confidence in myself as a result. I found that a lot of things I’d been practising on my own all came together that weekend. I’ll definitely be joining in with another of your workshops in the new year particularly the chi kung. that was new to me and its beautiful.” Resma

“A grateful heart and soul is mine for the retreat weekend and a big thank you to both of you for confirming what my spirit is now remembering.  I feel truly blessed to have met you and all the people that came on the retreat.  I am truly connected to who I  really am and this source energy is now shifting and moving my life in the right direction.”    Joanne

“Thank you so muchsamye ling seat for all this Julie and Greg and of course for the Retreat which was so beautiful. Really making stillness a priority…………………………..Thank you again both of you for those very special days.  You are both amazing. Lots of love”  Jan

“Words can not express how grateful I am to you both, and how much in awe I am of your incredible teaching. You are two of the most inspiring people it has ever been my privilege to meet.”  Theresa

“I just wanted to say thank you to you both for the love and wisdom you shared at Samye Ling last weekend.  I have felt “lighter” since I got home and “so be it” is definitely my mantra-to-go!…….you are both so warm, friendly and easy going it was a joy. Lots of love”  Maureen  

I feel so shiny,and brand new,and I know your beautiful laughter,will stay with me for ever. Cheers!x”  Mary UK

When I think back to the retreat, it is as if it was a dream that I wish I could repeat, moment by moment!!!  I wish I could bring everyone home and spend loads of time with them…. It was so opening and full of amazement….!!!  Did it all really happen!!!!”  Claire UK

main-41-150x150“It is difficult to know where to start about commenting on the retreat, and then I thought why am I trying to say something, so I decided to feel it and look into my heart just like you teach with your heart, you are the flame full of wisdom, knowledge, truth, love and so so much more! Your flame ignites a little spark into your students and as those sparks ignite in us those same sparks will be passed onto others and as the sparks keep being ignited an eternal flame will gather, which mankind and the universe can only feel eternally blessed. From my heart to yours:- May you always be the flame that ignites the sparks”
Love Diane x  UK

“I have to say that you are easily the best facilitator I have had the pleasure to be with – totally grounded, open to comment, lacking in ego or bias in your teaching and always seeking to flexibly contour the work to those present. And that’s quite an accolade coming from one who a) has attended many and varied workshops over the past year and b) is not a great bestower of praise (it takes quite a lot to really impress me – but I am improving on that front!). Most of all you bring knowledge, wisdom and humour to your subject in equal measure. Many, many thanks! Xx”  Catherine UK

MITL-web-300x181“Thank you so, so much for last weekend, you really are an amazing being and I learnt so many things about myself, and the universe!  Things just made a lot of sense.  I had strong visualisations during the meditations especially the Shamanic healing we did.  It was really powerful for me and I really feel like a shift has occurred in my being, I feel very much more relaxed and loving towards everybody. I feel that I am speaking more from the heart and not as much from the head, and I see suffering where before I may have judged or gossiped. The retreat gave me tools that I can apply in daily life and I feel very connected to the universe, empowered to live my own truth and walk my own path. I feel so very fortunate to have crossed paths with you in my lifetime.” Sarah UK

“It was a beautiful week. The teachings you give to us, create a space and stillness within, that allows in the beauty of the moment, and that which we may have kept hidden. ”  Tricia Chorley

‘ Julie is a wise and patient teacher with huge amounts of wisdom to impart which she does with grace, humour and humanness (if there is such a word!), often using her own life as an example.  This makes her very approachable and understanding.  Her courses really do change your life, with much tears and laughter on the way.  Give yourself the gift and opportunity.’ Jo Cumbria.

main-4“Just a big thank you for a lovely weekend, I feel great after a lovely time with you. Leonard Cohen has come into my house and meat has gone out x hope you are both well and hope to see you both again.” Janet Cumbria

“I wanted to say a BIG Thank you for giving us such a special weekend at Samye Ling two weekends ago.  It really was memorable and I hold the time there in my heart.
These journeys in our life are not easy and it is assuring that I can find peace on occasions such as weekends like that.  It sure helps!
Many many thanks again and hope to see you again soon”  Eila UK

“  Thank you for a wonderful retreat at Samye Ling, it is the first time I have been there and it was such a wonderful experience, I learnt a lot which I intend to implement for me and will definitely be more mindful and connect to my heart as to what I actually want to offer the world rather than asking the world what they want and then trying to fill that gap.  So thank you for the teaching and answering the questions I personally had.” Helen UK

1457791510580Just want to say a massive thank you for the weekend; I feel so much better, exhausted, but fine! I am managing to apply what I learnt, and will continue to, as soon as I have taken it all in! I feel a mega amount of healing took place for everyone and it was privileged to be among such lovely people. ”  Jan UK

Thank you for such a truly transformative and beautiful retreat (I´m thanking God too !) I felt so grateful to be there with such amazing people and left feeling bathed in love.” Jackie UK

I just wanted to say how very special last weekend was and I feel honoured to be able to attend your retreats.  The whole weekend was an amazing experience and extremely helpful and have come away with the hope that I will be able to find the peace within me as I did over the weekend.  It was a wonderful group so we were lucky to be together.” Eila UK

“Jayne and I would also like to say thank you for a wonderful weekend.  We are really looking forward to meeting again with you and hopefully others from the group on your next retreat. We both found the experience very beneficial and enjoyed soaking up all the knowledge which we are trying to put into daily practice. Thank you again.” Jayne and Helen UK

” Just wanted to thank you Julie for the weekend and for everything your course brings to us. I’m sure you feel and know the value of what you are teaching us all, but I also know, how nice it is to have that confirmed now and again!” 

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