Soulful Singing & Mantra Retreat

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20-321 soulful singing crowd Mahasukha
Fri 30Sep
Sun 02Oct

A weekend of joyful singing and mantra

Facilitator: Mahasukha

Join us for a weekend of African, sacred, uplifting and fun singing and mantra chanting with the unique and inspiring Mahasukha. A joyful, tribal and meditative experience that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and re-charge your heart and soul. Everyone participates, everyone has a voice. In no time at all a wonderful sound, incredible energy and a magical atmosphere are produced leaving everyone feeling connected and transformed! Beautiful harmonies, beautifully simple, simply magic! Ideally, you will already have some experience of harmony singing with others.


Event time: Fri 30th Sep 2022 at 4:00pm - Sun 2nd Oct 2022 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Joyful, healing, inspiring harmony singing in parts
  • Meditative and devotional mantra ritual
  • Creating a sacred space

What Participants Will Gain

  • An education in songs and mantras of different styles, languages and cultures
  • Development of singing and musical ability; melody, harmony, pitch and rhythm
  • Much enjoyment and greater confidence, energy, peace, wellbeing and connection to others and one’s highest aspirations

Mahasukha will lead Soulful Singing in the mornings and Beauty of Mantra in the evenings. We’ll start each singing session with a vocal and body warm-up and then sing joyful and sacred songs from around the world, particularly African. All the songs are in part harmony and are taught by ear. Mahasukha will teach the words, melodies, and harmonies to each song, building the parts up one by one, and then bringing them all together. Mahasukha accompanies the singing on djembe which adds another uplifting dimension. Soulful Singing is a unique and rich combination of singing, drumming, and dancing. Food for the soul!

Beauty of Mantra consists of chanting meditative and devotional Buddhist mantras in a ritual setting. We will chant the mantras before a beautiful shrine and make candle offerings. We will start with a short meditation and afterwards, we will sit and absorb the practice and magical atmosphere.


Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

  • Mindful walking through our woodland trails
  • Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
  • Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
  • Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£255 Non-residential
£315 Residential Shared
£355 Residential Single


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Practical Information

Some experience of harmony singing with others is desirable. If you have questions about the suitability of the course, please contact the tutor

Participants should wear loose comfortable clothes, and bring outdoor clothing and footwear to enjoy the grounds. For those who have them, please bring a meditation cushion and blanket for Beauty of Mantra. Those who aren’t accustomed to sitting on cushions are welcome to sit on a chair.

Registration and tea from 4.00 pm on Friday; retreat begins with supper together at 6.30 pm. The retreat ends with afternoon tea at 4.00 pm on Sunday.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Please note that prices are listed per person.


Mahasukha first came to music over 40 years, starting out as a drummer at the age of 11. He has a lifelong love of music and beauty and is an experienced and passionate singing workshop leader, arranger, singer and percussionist. For the last 17 years, he has been leading inspiring workshops and rituals with hundreds of people, bringing them together in joy and harmony. He’s in his element leading people in singing and mantra - bringing out the best in people with enthusiasm, sensitivity, and encouragement. Mahasukha is also a Buddhist and his name means Great Bliss.

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"I think it was probably the most beautiful and uplifting thing I have ever sung and I felt afterwards that I had had a deep spiritual experience, it was wonderful."

- Janet

"For those like me, who think they can't sing, it’s an amazing fun & easy environment to discover the joy of singing & change that belief!”

- Suzie

"The silence after the mantra slowly died away was like nothing I've experienced. Thank you Mahasukha.”

- Rob

“Mahasukha has a talent for bringing people together through singing in such a way that every one feels included, supported and encouraged whatever their ability or temperament. He inspires and builds confidence in others, allowing them to achieve and experience something beyond what they thought possible.”

- Helen

"It was another incredible evening. Incredible is not strong enough a word. I experienced such a huge amount of strength, love and bliss. It was euphoric really but somehow a huge amount of power behind it.”

- Sarah

"Mahasukha is a kind, wise man. He tunes in on a deep energetic level and instinctively knows what is needed."