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Fri, 23 Jun



Windrush Community celebration

To celebrate, honour and process the generation of windrush

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Windrush Community celebration
Windrush Community celebration

Time & Location

23 Jun 2023, 16:00 – 25 Jun 2023, 14:00

Battle, Battle TN33 9NF, UK


About The Event

Windrush Weekend Retreat

3-day residential retreat in Kent, in beautiful Ashburnham Place.

Dates: Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June 2023

Categories: Story-telling, Inter-cultual dialogue, Vipassana, Forgiveness. 


On this retreat we will bring compassion to our Windrush stories; connecting to nature; vipassana; and forgiveness. This will be a chance to tell stories; listen and hear them in a calm and healing environment with the intention to embrace and build intercultural dialogue and our shared humanity. We welcome anyone from any creed; culture or background to this multicultural event. With some gentle breathing; focus; resting and story writing; we can connect to our past; within the present moment; and bring healing to ourselves and future generations and help us release old wounds and narratives.

If you have got a story or you know of a story in your family and community, this will appeal to you. When we hold onto our stories in a negative way; it can be harmful. This weekend in particular will help those of the African diaspora and people of colour heal from the wounds and legacy of oppression; slavery and racism. With some gentle breath focus, resting and story writing, we can connect to our past, within the present moment and bring healing to ourselves and future generations. 

Join us on this weekend to explore how to use these stories to heal, regenerate and educate.

Small-group breakout sessions:  Facilitated by experienced practitioners. 

Noble Silence:

This program includes dedicated periods of both wise speech and noble silence. Some contemplative exercises may involve mindful speaking and listening.  

Pre-requisites and support:

  • Having a base practice - a meditation practice that you are familiar with, that is available to you, and that you know can support an arising of wellbeing.
  • Some basic reading or understanding of Vipassana 
  • Intention for intercultural dialogue 

To sponsor someone who otherwise would not be able to attend, please purchase a tiket and let us know.  There are those who would like to benefit from this retreat and would benefit from it, but who cannot afford to do so.  We price our events on a non-profit basis and make them as affordable as we can, and we offer bursaries.  But we also rely on the generosity of others to enable us to enable those who cannot afford to do so, to attend.  So please, if you can, buy an extra ticket which we will allocate to someone who really needs it.

Retreat structure, supports and schedule, pre-orientation (zoom) event. 

1. One-on-one guidance with teachers if needed. To discuss how to best support your practice, explore different levels of your experience in practice, and find what is happening for you and what may be blocking or challenging

2. Daily talk exploring aspects of practice in more depth

3. The hall will be held as a shared, silent practice space. We request you attend all events.

4. The teachers will offer practical means to support your practice

5. The practice schedule for this retreat will be published a month before the event

6. The event coordinator will be the main contact point.  There will also be a message board

7.  The teachers would like to encourage you to take some extra time for the practice before the retreat begins if possible, as it would be very beneficial if your practice already has some momentum from the beginning. We will support this within the structure.


About the Instructors: Zindika Kamauesi, Marlene Antionette,  Supported by, William Fley, Davinder Sohal

Zindika Kamauesi : 

Zindika is an author, speaker, and a transformational writing success coach. She isthe founder of Meditate and Grow, an inspirational blog and you tube channel. Sheteachespeople how to use writing as therapy,to raise their confidence, raise self-esteem and raise their self-expression. She helps people who want to work on their personal development though meditation and writing. She is the author of six books and she isavailable to deliver pertinent motivational talks on the topics of women and migration, meditation and writing.Please connect with me and join me on the liberating journey towards healing and creative expression.


Marlene Antoinette Daley: 

Founder of Daley Bread Charity in 2004 Marlene Antoinette specialises in providing emotional support and containment for vulnerable individuals and she provides a supportive link for those needing community support. She presently facilitates healing retreats at her safe haven in Broadstairs Kent including themes such as Healing the Mother Wound,  Anxiety concerns and Grief and Loss.  Marlene-Antoinette practices self compassion:  kindness, common humanity and mindfulness. Marlene is a mentor and friend to MNPC and a keen world wide traveler. 

Supported by : 

Davinder Sohal

Is a holistic therapist for 39 years and specialising in pain and stress management for over 20 years, A registered Osteopath and Acupuncturist.  Davinder is a life long meditator and have been using mindfulness approaches both in my private and NHS work since 2014 and completed a MSc in exercise and behavioural medicine 2009. Davinder completed my Breathworks teacher training in 2020 and feel privileged to have mindfulness in my life and to be able to share it as strategy to help other human beings navigate the inevitable ups and downs of life. Davinder is also establishing the 'Asain affinity' group for mnpc. 


Your contribution to the retreat

Single Occupancy £300.00 per person 

Single Occupancy £270.00 per person

Double £250.00  per person 

Double £220 per person 

Triple £190  per person 

Financial Assistance:  We have a small number of bursary places.  To allocate 6 spaces at £90 with eveidence of need. 

Please enquire by emailing

Cancellation Policy

We will offer a refund of 50% up to 90 days before the event.  Within 90 days of the event there will be no refund but either (at your choice) your ticket will be allocated to someone in need, or we will endeavour to re-alllocate you to another event of your choice.


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