Exploring Reality – Bampton, Dec 2018

Discover the Wonder of what you Already Are, and the Empowerment and Life Transformation that realisation can deliver.

15 – 16 December 2018, Bampton, UK

Through meditations, live music & intimate dialogues you will:

* Deeply explore your immediate experience to reveal the effortless wonder of what you always already are.
* Discover how that wondrous realisation can lead to lasting transformation.
* Feel empowered to fully shine your unique qualities into life.

Is this event for me?

Maybe you experience the underlying sense of something missing from life and the longing for more?

Perhaps you’ve been trying to fix the ‘problem’ but, whatever you acquire or achieve, the satisfaction is only ever fleeting before you find yourself longing again?

Or maybe you’ve already had some recognition of what you truly are, but still find yourself caught in limiting patterns, still longing to fully express, to truly come alive?

If any of this sounds familiar, then keep on reading . . .

What happens on a retreat with James?

  • Through meditations, live music, silent connecting & intimate dialogues, James will guide you with gentle precision towards realising the wonder of your original nature.
  • From that ‘place’ of clarity and openness, you will begin to see the deeply held beliefs, ways of operating and physical clenches that keep you bound up in life.
  • In discovering how to meet those uncomfortable feelings and beliefs from the loving openness that you truly are, those frozen blockages can begin to thaw enabling your essential qualities—of sensitivity, tenderness, playfulness, courage, compassion, strength, power, etc.—to naturally flow.
  • In the atmosphere of absolute acceptance and support that James offers, there is the chance to play with operating spontaneously, in-tuitively, with Being-in-action—with living freedom.
  • Ultimately it all adds up to a celebration of life with openhearted sharing, music, singing, silence, tears and laughter.
  • No previous knowledge is required, just a willingness to openly and honestly explore your immediate, first-hand experience, to courageously question all your beliefs and assumptions, and to feel into your human fragility and whatever fears may arise.

There’s no dogma, no superiority, no guru-ness, no rigid mindset, no rules, just a loving intelligence continually welcoming us back to the home we never left.


James is a born teacher—infinitely patient, compassionate, crystal clear and with great integrity. Thank you James, for your wisdom and love.


I am a different person since working with James: more real, more loving, more open, more joyous, and certainly much more alive! People remark on it.


I am very glad that Life has brought me to you. Your words and presence had a profound impact on me. After years in a kind of impasse/wilderness I am now filled with joy, with peace.


James’s teachings are clear and concise. They took me to a level of understanding that had eluded me for 45 years. A truly life changing experience that opened a new possibility for being alive.


Thank you James. You act as a midwife, guiding and supporting us through the pangs and contractions of giving birth to our true selves!


The first time I connected with James it was a life-changing epiphany; to totally meet and be met on a transpersonal level—it was literally awesome. This is all I have ever wanted, and I am so grateful that the universe introduced me to someone I resonate with and learn so much from.


Working closely with a guide who knows the territory, who can understand where we are on the journey, who meets us and sees us as we really are and reflects that back to us, is a rare and precious opportunity. James is that very guide.


Thank you dear James. I've heard the words so many times and no one has ever led me to a place where I could actually experience those words—like what does it mean? That's what I was asking for, and you managed to do it.


About James

James Eaton graduated in Maths from Oxford University, then tried a number of vocations, including working as a singer-songwriter, an actor, and a school teacher in inner city London. Despite achieving success, he couldn’t shift a profound sense of lack and longing. What followed was an intense spiritual search that culminated in directly realising the wholeness of being—the home he’d been longing for.

Since 2011 James has been leading workshops and retreats internationally, guiding hundreds of others to that same realisation, and to the subsequent life transformation and empowerment it can offer. He lives in Totnes, UK, with his wife, Eleonora, and their two sons, Edward and Ludo.

Full event details


Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th December 2018


2 Brook Street,
EX16 9LY   Map 

(NB: There is no disabled access to the venue.)


The retreat will begin at 11am on Saturday 15th December and end at 5pm on Sunday 16th December.


This retreat is non residential. If you need to book accommodation, here are details of local people with rooms available:

Sara Carnac
2 Brook Street
EX16 9LY
2 double rooms and 1 single available
email: saracarnac@gmail.com
01398 332405

Mo Ostler
email: mkostler@yahoo.co.uk
01823 400241

Alternatively here are a list of local b&bs:

19 Fore Street
EX19 9ND
01398 331842

The Swan Pub
EX16 9NG
01398 332248

Weston House
6 Luke street
EX16 9NF
01398 332094

For more options see http://www.bampton.org.uk

You can also try b&bs in Dulverton which is only 4 miles away.


By road: Bampton can easily be reached from the M5 either by the B3227 ‘scenic route’ from J25 at Taunton, or the almost as attractive route via J27 and the Tiverton bypass. The A396 follows the Exe valley which is a visual delight at any time of the year.

By rail: The nearest mainline station is Tiverton Parkway which is less than 20 minutes by road from Bampton.


Lunch will be included on both Saturday and Sunday. All meals will be vegetarian, and made using organic, locally sourced seasonal produce where possible.

Dinner will be available on Sat eve at a cost of £10. If you’d like to join us, please let Sara know saracarnac@gmail.com (01398 332405). The £10 is payable to Sara on arrival.

Alternatively, click here for info on places to eat out in Bampton.


There will be 3 sessions each day

11:00am to 1:00pm – Session 1
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm to 3:30pm – Session 2
3:30pm to 4:00pm – Tea Break
4:00pm to 5:00pm – Session 3

Event Group:

Once you have booked your place you will be added to the event group where you can offer/request lifts to the event, exchange information or connect socially. Important info will also be announced via this group. You can access the group via the ‘My Account’ tab in the main menu.


75% of balance refunded if cancelled before 3rd November 2018
50% of balance refunded if cancelled before 10th November 2018
25% of balance refunded if cancelled before 17th November 2018
No refund if cancelled after 17th November 2018


2-Day Retreat — £90

Register Your Place

The number of participants on the retreat is limited, so make sure you book in time. Your place will be reserved after payment of the deposit has been received. Feel free to write to Eleonora if you have any questions (eleonora@jameseaton.org).