Music & Mantra Immersion

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Fri 01Jul
Sun 03Jul

A summer weekend of sound in sublime surroundings

Facilitator: Antarma Buckland

A weekend immersion of sacred fireside jamming and chanting honouring universal traditions.

The retreat includes drumming, dancing, peace prayers, bhajans and medicine songs from many styles including Amazonian, Brasilian and African. We will read sacred scriptures, taking inspiration from the great masters of pure love, devotion and compassion.

If you feel called to connect deeper with yourself and the sacred at this time then please join Antarma for an enchanting weekend in the beautiful and sustainably run surroundings that Hawkwood offers.

Event time: Fri 1st Jul 2022 at 6:30pm - Sun 3rd Jul 2022 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Explore and embody the meaning of mantra and why & how we use these practices
  • Sacred fireside jamming and mantra music practices honouring universal traditions
  • Create original poetry, lyrics, songs and melodies
  • Sing kirtan and bhajans

The Opportunity

  • Develop your own sacred song, poetry and collective space holding skills
  • Practical tools to support the growth of your practice of mantra japa
  • Gain a greater understanding of specific mantras
  • Deepen into your own practice
  • Being in community

Context & Culture

“Mantra” (Man Trayate) mean “that which takes away the thinking/opinion part of the mind”. By working with mantra, we become free from other thoughts and cultivate its divine vibration within ourselves. Join Antarma as he guides your unique journey to transform, purify and support your daily life, informed by his own long term devotional practice, teachings and valuable life lessons.

This is a space where you are invited to celebrate life’s ups and downs freely without inhibitions. You will leave feeling resourced, connected and inspired. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to develop your own sacred songs, poetry and skills in collective space holding. You will also receive the benefits of being in sangha (community) which is to be cherished even more as we emerge into life beyond lock-down..

Retreat Flow

Friday evening Opening Circle covers the meaning of mantra and why/how we use these practices. Antarma will introduce practical tools to support the growth of your practice. We will sing Shanti Mantras.

On Saturday further mantras will be introduced including Shiva mantra and Guru mantra. You will learn ways to incorporate mantras into your life and create  affirmations/songs/melodies with mantras. We will explore using musical instruments in your practice and sing some bhajans and kirtans. There will be time outdoors, including round the fire in the evening.

Sunday continues with further teachings and deepening into your own personal practice. The retreat ends with a closing circle in the afternoon.

Thank you for choosing peace through this practice.

Price Options

£425 Single Room
£385 Shared Room
£325 Non-Residential


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Practical Information

Arrival and registration on Friday from 4.00pm with tea. Retreat begins with supper at 6.30pm and ends with afternoon tea at 4.00pm on Sunday.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothes in layers and bring a sheepskin, meditation cushion or stool, a shawl or light blanket. Bring musical instruments if you play. Bring outdoor clothing and footwear as well as rain and sun proof hat, sunscreen etc.
Please note that prices are listed per person.
Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Antarma Buckland

Antarma’s music is as unique as his life path. Growing up in a mix of London street culture, spiritual circles, festivals and squats, Antarma first turned his energy to music and mantras to help him find strength to meet his own struggles. This inner search led him to learning with masters from Indian, Amazonian, Sufi and African Brazilian sacred traditions. Antarma took these teachings into his music, honed skills as a rapper and percussionist, then made his name busking on the London streets, with an unparalleled ability to immerse hundreds of people with a single drum and vocal. He fuses meditation, chanting, song and dance into a fully interactive journey, bringing people into deep connection and ecstatic joy.

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“The man’s got energy and rhythms that could get mountains dancing”

"The more we sing these Sanskrit chants, the brighter and lighter our world will be."

"Mantra is simply the best way to come out of the head and into the heart."

"The course opened a door into the world of mantra and to the powerful healing effects of sound."

"Antarma’s teachings are authentic and beautiful and come straight from the heart."