Here are some comments from retreatants on our earliest retreats at Tirylan House. They appear with their permission.

Great hillside location with views that immediately opens up a feeling of expansiveness. Quiet, peaceful and surrounded by natural habitats. Perfect for a more intimate group experience. Real soul food – thank you!


The open setting and the open generosity of the house was the perfect setting for the close and intimate sharing with a small group and the expansion of the topics.


I appreciated the opportunity to go on retreat following Covid restrictions, and the space to meditate (not always easy to find at home). There was stimulating, insightful and inspiring material via talks, discussion and library. A beautiful house in beautiful surroundings.


The companionship and warmth along with the input and discussion created a space to feel more open and curious. I feel refreshed.


A welcoming, kind, generous, fun, inspiring and stimulating environment. The programme was challenging in a good way and not too rigid. Every meal was delicious and the views from the house and garden were endlessly captivating. I found it a peaceful place to meditate, and the surrounding countryside, with its woods, streams and wildlife, was a joy to explore.


When you first turn onto the track leading to Tirylan House you can begin to feel you are stepping into another possible¬† way of being in the world. The beauty and peace of the location with long views across the lush open valley help reconnect you to wider more generous perspectives and complement the shared ideas and practices you explore in a supportive environment created by Robert and Viryanaya’s tolerance, wide learning and care in communication.
Having the freedom to spend time in the garden and the wider countryside, either actively or at leisure with a book from the extensive library or your own thoughts during the afternoon’s free time created a refreshing balance to the more structured sessions and lent an easy rhythm to the day.
 Sharing tasty vegan fare at mealtimes peppered with lively conversation and long views had the effect of making me feel part a of a new family of friends.
And the evening spent sharing poetry and chat round the open fire will long remains a fond memory.
I would recommend taking this road less travelled, to see where it may lead you.

Retreatants from March 2022 ‘Archetypes as Inspiration’ Retreat