a near ruin called Rose cottage, to its present transformation,
Maitreya House has been on its own journey to arrive at as beautifully
restored and extended retreat centre in the heart of Herefordshire.
Well over 200 years old, Maitreya House is a charming
stone cottage situated in four acres of fields, with stunning views
overlooking rolling hills and farmland. The house has been lovingly
restored to create a meditation centre and haven for Dharma teaching
and personal retreats.
Many visiting Lamas from all over the world are
invited to teach here, and it is closely linked with The Orchard,
a Healing Shiatsu and Meditation Centre just across the road.
property, which can accommodate up to ten people plus camping, consists
of the house itself with three bedrooms (two double), bathroom,
large kitchen, eating room, and beautiful living/teaching room with
panoramic views across undulating hills. There are cabins in the
grounds, with a utility block housing showers, toilets, and washing
The roads surrounding the property are country lanes
that offer many places of stillness and beauty to walk along, plus
access to routes across the fields. See the history
of how Maitreya House (pdf file)
came about and its connection to the Crystal Group.
A programme of events and free times to rent
Maitreya House is maintained at the following website: please click
to re-direct www.maitreyahouse.org.uk
a kuti cabin in the grounds
the restored cottage and utility block
the view from the living / teaching room
Tarchin Hearn teaching on a Chenrezi retreat,