Meditation Retreats are a traditional method of deepening a spiritual practice. All of the worlds Great Spirit traditions have some type of retreat, be it a spiritual journey across lands to a particular mecca, or sitting on a cushion and following the breath, the basic goal is the same: To deepen ones understanding of themselves through a spiritual practice.


SUCH SWEET THUNDER Guided Meditation. Monday and Wednesday, Oct 8th and Oct 10th, 2018.  Deb's Yoga and Fitness Centre.  Pembrokeshire, Wales U.K.   7:30-9pm $7.50 Appropriate for beginners or advanced meditators. This evening Christopher offers guidance in the Mindfulness Meditation technique outlines in Christopher's book "Such Sweet Thunder" Contact Deb at 07900915051 for direction and reservations.

SUCH SWEET THUNDER Workshop: Meditation and the Art of Happiness. Saturday, October 13th, 2018. Pembrokeshire, WALES. 10am-1pm $10 donation. In this workshop Christopher offers meditation instructions and how the lessons learned through mindfulness can help one experience enthusiasm, enjoyment, and acceptance. 




SUCH SWEET THUNDER Silent Meditation Retreat. 15 Nov, 2018 at 09:00 – 17 Nov, 2018 at 11:30 UTC+08 Lava Mountain River Farm Biasong, Brgy. BonBon, 6000 Cebu City The Such Sweet Thunder Retreat will follow a traditional meditation intensive schedule in which Noble Silence will be observed. There will be several guided meditation sessions offered, wisdom talks, mindful eating practice, periods of seated meditation, walking meditation, and more. Cost: Php 8,000 Early bird rate for full payment on or before 3 November, Php 8,900 Regular Rate for payments on and after 4 November Includes: Transportation from Gassho Cente, Two nights shared accommodation, Full board (Two lunches, two dinners, two breakfasts and two snacks)


The Gassho Center (Cebu City, Philippines. Pacific Square Unit 2-G,F Cabahug Street. is delighted to welcome senior meditation teacher Christopher Luard for a series Wisdom Talks

November 14th: Meditation and the Art of Happiness. There are hundreds of studies showing us that meditation can lead to a happier, more peaceful existence. In this talk Christopher discusses how and why the practice of mindfulness meditation can help us lead a happier life. This talk includes an hour presentation followed by a 30 minute question and answer session.

November 22nd: The Eyes of Mystics. Thomas Merton, Father Thomas Keeting, Kalu Rimpoche. Meister Eckhart, The Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Eckhart Tolle, all have developed a way of seeing the world with Compassion, Wisdom,and Love. In this talk, Christopher discusses the practices that these teachers used to develop such a vision, so that we may have access to the same knowledge. A one hour talk followed my a 30 minute question and answer session.

November 29th: Resting in The Eye of The Storm. Is it possible to remain calm and at peace throughout stressful or difficult times? Life often presents us with challenges, emotional difficulties, and obstacles. In this talk, Christopher will illustrate how to use the practice of meditation to remain calm within the eye of the storm. A one hour talk followed my a 30 minute question and answer session. Sessions are Php 500 for payments up to one week from the date of the event. Regular rate: Php 600 Space is limited.

Teacher Residency  November 12th-28th, 2018.  Wellnessland Health Institute. Cebu City, Philippines. 314-C Sikatuna St. Barangay Zapatera.

Teacher Residency November 12th-28th, 2018 The Gassho Center for Healing Arts. Cebu City, Philippines. Pacific Square Unit 2-G,F Cabahug Street.

Christopher is happy to announce he will be on residency at two locations in Cebu, Philippines in November, 2018. During his tenure at these two wonderful locations, Christopher will offer workshops, one-on-one meditation sessions, counseling, and more.