Braeview is a two bedroom cottage on the Atlantic Ocean in Eshaness, Shetland. Established in December of 2017 by Geoff Jukes and Paula Chichester. In 2018, the cottage was renovated into a more comfortable and ecologically friendly property by installing solar panels on the roof, extra insulation and a conservatory, made from recycled oil rig pylons, that warms the house and allows us to enjoy the inspiring views no matter what the weather!
The next project will convert a woodworking shop and shed into a small retreat house next door to Braeview Cottage. This hermitage will have two rooms: a beautiful gompa (meditation room) adjoining a greenhouse, and a small living space for basic cooking facilities, shower and toilet. It will be a private retreat space for experienced Buddhist meditators to deepen their practice individually (in strict solitary retreat if they wish) for a few weeks up to several months. For small group retreats, we will use both dwellings.
Our first retreat was a 7 day Chöd retreat with Vajrayogini friends from Land of Joy. Since then, we have hosted two solitary retreats, one for two months and one for three.