The Power of Intentionby Geoffrey Higgins, Matara’s founder & creator at large~ Seeped in Expression and Dedicated to the full expression of the human spirit and a deeper relation with natureAt Matara the tranquil beauty is a result of the love and care that we pour into everything we do.We find that when we set […]
Naomi Jane PhotographyAwe ~ musings of Geoffrey, Matara’s founder and curious creator I’m currently reading a book called AWE by Dacher Keltnre, it’s about the experiences that fill us with a sense of joyful wonder. These are the feelings we would wish our guests to experience at Matara, in their special celebrations. Researchers discovered five […]
Habitat Conservationby Liam Latham, Matara’s Master GardenerDid you know that only 3% of Cotswold Meadows remain today compared to 1930 and many of its plants are threatened due to habitat loss! By restoring meadows like we are here at Matara the diversity starts to return and each year we continue to restore the richer they […]
Value Fulfilment~ musings of Geoffrey, Matara’s founder and curious creatorThe following is an extract from Seth Speaks – a Jane Roberts dictation to her husband“Each of us – including all life forms– are born with the feeling that we are something special.No one has quite the same perspective. We are born with the secure sense […]
Recapturing our Sense of Childhood Wonder~ musings of Geoffrey, Matara’s founder and curious creatorWe were born with life affirming beliefs that can easily get lost as we grow into an adult.There is a feeling of safety.We feel drawn to other people and trust our relationships.We expect each event will have the best possible outcome.We are […]
The Full Expression of the Human Spirit~ the musings of Geoffrey Higgins, Matara’s founder and fearless creatorMany of us, during the pandemic, have had the time to reflect on what matters in our lives and the difference we can make.The pandemic has left many in a state of trauma where we are more likely to […]
Below is an offering of preparation before beginning your meditation practice. Its goal is to bring you to the present to enhance the mediation.
I hope you enjoy it.
Geoffrey ~ Matara’s creator
When the restrictions began to lift in May we were very happy to be able to reopen Matara’s parklands, woodlands, and gardens to the public. Geoffrey, Matara’s founder, is a strong believer in connecting with nature as a means to slowdown and reflect on what is important in life.
Mindful WalkingGeoffrey Higgins, the founder of Matara, can be found doing one of two things almost everyday. He will either by out in the parklands or formal gardens at Matara working on the newest project – be it the wildflower meadow, building the new poly tunnel or reconfiguring a water feature to create a more tranquil flow. […]
Carving Out Change Everything constantly changes. Adapting to these changes and challenges can lead to a creative and positive experience. When the cloistered courtyard at Matara was designed there was a massive beech tree standing in the line of the wall. Many would have chopped the beech down and built a straight wall, Geoffrey chose […]