Experience the power

of mindfulness with moments of noble silence

A deep practice of inner stillness

Noble silence, a fundamental aspect of this retreat, extends beyond mere quietude; it embodies a deep practice of inner stillness and focused awareness. Within this silence, we carve out space for introspection, enabling our minds to settle and our authentic selves to surface.

What research says about the benefits of silence

Studies have revealed that embracing noble silence can yield significant health advantages for those grappling with stress and overwhelm. By nurturing a tranquil mind, we diminish the release of stress hormones like cortisol, fostering relaxation and mental clarity. This, in turn, can enhance sleep quality, elevate cognitive function, and bolster overall well-being.

An immersive experience

As you immerse yourself in this transformative practice, you'll find yourself better equipped to manage stress, cultivate inner peace, and lead a life of greater presence and purpose.


"Nitima and Karuna are masters of their craft and put together a balanced, comprehensive, and life changing program. And they are both so generous and caring! The combination of meditation, creative work, Buddhist philosophy and therapy was beyond anything I could have hoped for. I HIGHLY recommend doing a retreat with Nitima and Karuna and Akanista Holistic Wellbeing."

Annabel Barst

Securing your space here

A sanctuary amidst life's storms

In today's fast-paced world, finding tranquil spaces where you can simply be and grant yourself a moment of respite is a rare treasure. This carefully curated day provides a precious opportunity to step away, allowing your mind and body to recuperate and reclaim their natural energies and resilience.

Throughout our retreat, you'll be guided to harness the power of noble silence, empowering you to navigate life's trials with grace and resilience. Supported by gentle guidance and a nurturing community, you'll discover how to embrace stillness as a sanctuary amidst life's storms.


Our team consists of Karuna Priya, a former Buddhist monk extensively trained in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the UK, and Nitima Priya, a Holistic Counsellor born in the Himalayas and currently based in the UK, offering her counselling services internationally. Together, they lead the way in holistic healing, applying a Buddhist approach that embraces the mind, body, and spirit.

What to bring with you

  • A notebook and pen
  • Water bottle (though drinking water is provided, and hot water is available for tea or coffee)
  • Bring a light lunch (fridge available for storage; microwave provided for heating) Shops are about 10-15 mins walk away
  • Feel free to bring your own Yoga mat, it's optional (mats, cushions and blankets are provided)
  • An open mind and enthusiasm to delve into self-discovery

The nearest tube station is South Kensington (on Piccadily line, Circle and District lines). Please check the lines are working on the day, as there may be limited services. You must make your travel arrangements in advance.

Securing your space here


"I had the privilege and honour to attend a Mindfulness Meditation retreat organised by Akanista. The hosts, Nitima and Karuna, are genuinely the nicest people I have the pleasure to meet. They will go out of their way to make sure you get the most out of your time at the retreat and will do whatever it takes to make your feel comfortable. This retreat was a life changing experience for me personally! If I could, I'd give 10 out of 10 to Akanista for this amazing retreat, and would highly recommend it to everyone."

Bhargav Dave