Music in the Cosmos: Musicking the World

  • 01 Sep 2024
  • Retreats
  • £15
  • 10:00

This day of sound exploration will look at the place of music in our own and other cultures – differentiated both historically and geographically. It will include practical work, discussion, listening, creating and also explore the relationship between music, healing and spirituality. The spiritual experience through listening, performing and creating will be explored in detail, understanding how we relate to various musics and their healing potential through practical activities and discussion. 

The retreat day will encourage participants to find and accept their own voice and its relationship with the wider world. It will examine digital tools for communicating with the plants. Additionally, we will explore communal improvising and singing together and also the shamanic use of the drum and drumming the five rhythms. The day will also set out and debate various theories of musicking as the stuff of the universe. Participants are encouraged to bring any instrument they have but this is not essential. Set in the Temple of Light at White Eagle Lodge, it will also include musicking in the environment. Open to everyone.


Date/s: Sunday 1st September

Cost (1 Day):

  • £15
  • Refreshments included.
  • Lunch is not included. Please bring your own lunch.

Facilitator/s: The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE

The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE is an international performer, composer, workshop leader and keynote speaker. She is an Emerita Professor of Applied Music at Winchester University and an Extra-ordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa.

How to find us

This retreat is at New Lands Retreat House, Temple and Gardens:

White Eagle Lodge, Newlands, Brewells Ln. Liss, GU33 7HY

Extra information

We facilitate and host retreats, activities, events, courses, and offer venue hire and volunteering opportunities.

  • Full-board accommodation for overnight retreats
  • Delicious vegetarian/vegan-only meals cooked by our allergy-friendly chef, Kam Sokhi
  • Access to an additional self-service kitchen for overnight retreats
  • Free parking
  • Access to a beautiful 28-acre estate, including temple gardens and grounds


Nearest stations are Liss and Liphook.


We are approx. 9 minutes from the A3


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