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Workshop with Taoist Lineage Master Bruce Frantzis

Discovering Inner Space & Letting Go

17th-21st March 2010

Oxford, UK

Course times

The retreat will run from 10am-5pm for the duration with a 1-2 hour lunch break. Depending on the situation Bruce Frantzis reserves the right to alter the length of the lunch break or days if it seems best for all involved.


The retreat will be based at the Oxford Quaker Meeting House, at 43 St Giles, OX1 3LW. 10am-5pm

Course payments

All course fees are to be paid via the Energy Arts website.

Transport: International arrivals

From Stansted Airport to Oxford

Getting from Stansted to Oxford is not as easy as from other London airports.

There are no direct trains between Oxford and Stansted, but you can take the Stansted Express train to London, where you can catch another train for GBP £35 in total. Journey times are dependent upon connections.

The main provider of direct bus services to Oxford is National Express, which runs 8 direct buses a day from Stansted to Oxford. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and costs £42 return. As there are not many coaches making this connection they can get quite booked up, so it is advisable to book in advance online.

From Heathrow Airport to Oxford

The bus takes around 90 minutes and costs £25 for a period return.

The train is more expensive and takes longer, so is probably not worth considering.

From Gatwick Airport to Oxford

There is a direct bus, which costs £25 return and takes 2-2.5 hours (depending upon traffic).

A train can be caught to London Victoria (~30minutes) for £25, and from there a bus (the Oxford Tube) can be taken, which costs £20 for a period return and takes about 1.5 hours.

Transport: within the UK

Oxford is easily reached by road, rail or coach - book in advance for cheaper fares.

If coming from London, the Oxford Tube coach service is agood option.

Transport: within Oxford

Parking in central Oxford is limited, andmainly short term parking only.

If you are driving to the course daily, the best optionis usuallyto park at one of the 5 Park and Ride sites, and catch a bus into central Oxford.


Hotel lists:

  • Oxford City Council’s web page - contains links to a variety of hotels, from under £60 to over £100 per night.
  • Google search - local business hotel results
  • Daily Info website

Cheaper hotel suggestions:

  • The Richmond – small hotel, located less than five minutes from the workshop venue and above a good Lebanese restaurant, costing approximately £40-60 per night.
  • Central backpackers Oxford – hostel with accommodation for under £20 per night
  • University college rooms – single, double and even triple bed rooms from £40- £60 per person per night (link is for 5 nights but weekend dates may be available).


The Daily Info website has a very thorough list of restaurants in Oxford, many of which are located within 5-10 minutes walk from the workshop venue.

Particular recommendations include:

  • The Mission – a great little Mexican burrito place, cheap, tasty and filling.
  • The Vaults – a nice little cafe serving fresh, local food in a old church; great on a sunny day.
  • The Woodstock Road Delicatessen – generous sized toasted sandwiches, salads or soup.
  • Edamame – a very small authentic Japanese restaurant in town; great food.

In central Oxford there is also a Cafe Rouge, Pizza Express, Nandos, Wagamamas, and fast food chains.


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