The Garden of Flowing in Perpetual Happiness

Coming Home to Ourselves

A Spiritual Retreat at Home

The Garden of Flowing in Perpetual Happiness offers a virtual ashram - a regular time and place for us to work with the tools and insights of the world's spiritual traditions and modern psychological research - to help us find rest, healing, inspiration, hope and insight, even in difficult times.

An invitation to dedicate a period of time each day to being uplifted by poetry and spiritual teachings,
and to experiencing the deep rest and healing of Druid Nidra:
the lying-down guided meditation of Yoga Nidra set in a Druid context of forests and meadows.
From time to time we'll also be using the insights and techniques of Positive Psychology,
Psychosynthesis and Sophrology,

One session a week will be published every Monday and will remain available for you to work with at any time in the future. In addition to the videos and audios in each session there is a Community section for us to share our thoughts, feelings and experiences together.

Your Instructor

Philip Carr-Gomm
Philip Carr-Gomm

Philip is a writer and psychologist with a special interest in combining psychological understanding with spiritual perspectives to help people lead richer, more fulfilled lives. He has trained in psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis and Positive Psychology, and as a teacher of Sophrology, Yoga Nidra, and Mindfulness Meditation. He has authored over a dozen books on spirituality. See his website for his blog and information about books and events:

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am already following the training of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids. Is this compatible?
Yes! This Home Retreat is not a course of training. It offers a 'time and a place' to come together as a community and suggestions and hopefully inspiration to 'dive deep' - to connect with our inner, essential selves and with the wider life of all of Nature. It is designed to enhance any training you are doing in Druidry, or indeed any other kind of spirituality.
I am already taking one of your courses -Lessons in Magic or Transformation Through Tarot or The Sleep Clinic - can I follow this at the same time?
Yes! It is very different, yet of course intimately related with the topics of the other courses: learning how to sleep more soundly, how to work with your goals and dreams, how to work with the Tarot for personal transformation. Unlike those courses, which offer a sequenced programme of learning, The Garden of Flowing in Perpetual Happiness offers support and encouragement for you to undertake an ongoing Home Retreat. It is not 'taking you' anywhere... it is hopefully just helping to create a space, an opportunity, a discipline, to help you come home to yourself and to your essential nature.
Are there any costs associated with this Home Retreat?
No! This material is offered free of charge in the hope that you will find it supportive and helpful!
I'd like more of this kind of material. Is it available?
Every Monday, I or a colleague, host a twenty-minute live Facebook session called 'Tea with a Druid' with an exploration of a topic followed by a meditation. See for details. If you enrol in the Lessons in Magic or Transformation Through Tarot course there are regular live meet-ups and longer meditation journeys online. Look under 'Courses' in

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