Love is the Power – France

Love is the Power – France

April 20-27, 2019

This retreat is designed for you to drop into the heart of The Work of Byron Katie, to experience it as a deep meditation; meeting any parts of ourselves that have been previously unwelcomed. This is a space to come and be as you are, an ideal retreat for both beginners & advanced practitioners of The Work.

“In my experience The Work doesn’t leave anything out. Since applying The Work on a daily basis how I relate with every aspect of my life, every person in my life has radically changed. All of my relationships, interactions, thoughts, feelings, events, anything my attention goes to, with The Work becomes a gift, a kiss, a kindness, a receiving that leaves me grateful and open to Life.”
- Tom Compton

Margot Diskin will facilitate evening sessions.

About Presenters

Margot D
Thomas C

Tom Compton is a Certified Facilitator and has had the privilege of sitting with thousands of people from all walks of life applying this simple, yet profound practice. Tom currently brings The Work to individuals, groups and organizations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

Margot Diskin

Additional Information

Daily Schedule:
We start at 2pm on Saturday 20th April and finish at 6pm
Sunday to Friday 9:30am - 6pm with a 2h lunch break
Saturday 27th : 9:30 to 12noon. 

There will be extra-curricular activities offered in the morning and evening.

"Tom's working with us was compassionate and gentle, yet profound, expansive, and life-giving. I felt a melting into love with an indescribable sense of underlying deep peace, a quieting of my constant searching, second-guessing and stress. No words. I am in total gratitude to all." -Joanne

"I have done a lot of healing over the years but I have never experienced such a big breakthrough in love as I did during that week. I actually experienced my own heart in a beautiful, pure way. I really saw myself for the first time. Nothing was left out. It reached every corner of my heart and I resolved old wounds that I didn't even realize I was still carrying around in my heart."  -Cheryl

"It’s revolutionized my life.” -Diana-Marie

“One of the most moving and life changing retreats that I have done. Having the time to let down and not do anything - to focus on the within and ask questions was of infinite value. I loved the intimate setting and the chance to ask questions with Tom made it such a personal experience. It helped me see more, be more honest, and go deeper into myself.”



- By plane :
Nearest airport : Tours (50 mins). Flights from Ireland, the UK, Marseille, Portugal, etc.
Other airports : Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (2h45min) and Paris-Orly (2h30min). All national and international destinations
See or googleflights for details

- By train :
Nearest stations : Vendôme Villiers-sur-Loir TGV (25 min drive) and Vendôme Gare TER (30 mins drive).
TGV Train from Paris Montparnasse to Vendôme (45 mins). Trains from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport with a change in Tours (approx 2h30min)
See:  for information and bookings

Pickup from Vendôme, Tours and Le Mans railway stations or Tours airport can be organised. Prices will vary depending on the number of passengers.

Please email for more information.

- By road :
2h30 mins from Paris,
1h from Tours, Blois, Le Mans.
Clear directions and map will be sent on demand. 

Number of participants : 20 to 25 max.

Booking deposits :
Please fill in the online form
- Tuition booking deposit : please send $500 (US dollars) via PayPal to Tom Compton
- Host booking deposit : Please send €250 (euros) via PayPal to 

Your booking a place depends on sending both booking deposits. The balance will be due on arrival in cash. 

To book a place, please fill in this online form:

Contact Margot: (+33) 06 41 56 66 08   
Skype : margot.diskin

Amani, Vaux, 41800 Fontaine-les-Coteaux

Prices include tuition :
- €1,250 full board, staying on site in double or treble occupancy (7 nights accommodation, all meals, tea-breaks)*
- €1,100  without accommodation (lunch, dinner and tea-breaks included).
- Extra night with breakfast : €25. Extra meal : €12.50.
- Camper-vans and tents : €15 per person per night including breakfast and access to shower. It may still be too cold to camp in April.

Food : predominantly organic and locally grown, vegetarian options at all meals.

*Accommodation: we are in the middle of renovating a building to convert it into a residential centre. By the time you come, we will be able to accommodate 7 people in 1 double, 1 twin and 1 treble room. The room bookings operate on a 'first come, first serve' basis. Other participants may stay in a camper-van or tent or organise their own accommodation off-site. 

There are comfortable AirBnBs nearby in Trôo (5 mins drive), Fontaine les Coteaux (5 mins drive), Montoire (10 mins drive) and hotels in Trôo, Montoire and Vendôme (30 mins drive).

I will set up a WhatsApp group to help you coordinate rideshares and shared accommodation amongst yourselves.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If your cancellation is received before April 1st, your tuition will be refunded less a US $50 tuition and €100 hosting processing fee. If you do not send written notice of your cancellation before April 1st, if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.