Who We Are
A little bit about us
The Lighthouse Retreat Centre is owned and operated by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Univeristy. The Brahma Kumaris teaches Raja Yoga as a way of experiencing peace of mind and a positive approach to life.
The University offers opportunities for anyone from all religious and cultural backgrounds to explore their spirituality and learn skills of reflection and meditation derived from Raja Yoga. All of our events and retreats are offered at no charge as a service to the community. We operate on the karmic philosophy that by giving selflessly and with compassion, we can be happy and inspire a positive way of being and living.
We recognise that in order to bring about change externally, we must first change ourselves by being kind and caring to the self. Through Raja Yoga, we learn to emerge and embody the inner qualities which help develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well-being through inner discovery, meditative practices and conscious lifestyle choices.
The University is part of a worldwide network of over 8,500 centres in more than 100 countries, the first of which was founded in India in the 1930s. The BKWSU (UK) was established as a UK charity in 1975 and charges no fees for any of its activities, being funded entirely by voluntary contributions.
Here at the Retreat Centre, we work as a team of volunteers, meditate together and give our time freely to creating an all-year-round programme of events for the community. We strive to nurture the very best in ourselves so that we can naturally enjoy sharing something of value with others. Whether your stay with us is for a couple of hours or a weekend, we aim to make it easier for you to connect to a place of tranquillity within and see life from a higher perspective.
The Retreat Centre
Situated by the sea, the Lighthouse Retreat Centre is an oasis of calm away from the tension and bustle of life. It is a place of learning that enables you to nourish the spiritual dimension of your life and reconnect with yourself. Since its establishment it has been widely appreciated as a space for inner healing and growth. The centre offers a range of events from one day and half day retreats as well as talks, seminars and courses on meditation, personal growth and spiritual development. The Lighthouse Retreat Centre is administered by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University UK and, as a service to the community, charges no fees for any of its activities. It is funded by voluntary contributions.