Maitreya House

From a near ruin called Rose cottage, to it’s present transformation, Maitreya House has been on its own journey to arrive at as beautifully restored and extended retreat centre in the heart of Herefordshire.

Well over 200 years old, Maitreya House is a charming stone cottage situated in four acres of fields, with stunning views overlooking rolling hills and farmland. The house has been lovingly restored to create a meditation centre and haven for Dharma teaching and personal retreats.

Many visiting Lamas from all over the world are invited to teach here, and it is closely linked with The Orchard, a Healing Shiatsu and Meditation Centre just across the road.

The property, which can accommodate up to ten people plus camping, consists of the house itself with three bedrooms (two double), bathroom, large kitchen, eating room, and beautiful living/teaching room with panoramic views across undulating hills. There are cabins in the grounds, with a utility block housing showers, toilets, and washing facilities.

The roads surrounding the property are country lanes that offer many places of stillness and beauty to walk along, plus access to routes across the fields. See the history of how Maitreya House (pdf file) came about and its connection to the Crystal Group.


A programme of events and free times to rent Maitreya House is maintained at the following website: please click to re-direct www.maitreyahouse.org.uk

a kuti cabin in the grounds

the restored cottage and utility block

the view from the living / teaching room

Tarchin Hearn teaching on a Chenrezi retreat, July 2003