Deepening in Mindfulness
10 – 14 February 2016
Venue: Eden Rise
This retreat is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your mindfulness practice with the support of silence, like-minded people and experienced teachers. Especially suitable for those who have taken an 8-week course and are looking to go one step further.
The practice of mindfulness has as unfathomable depth. As we continue our journey we can often find wholly new dimensions to life are opened up and the relationships we have with others, with the world, and with ourselves can begin to shine with a new light. No matter our individual circumstances, mindfulness has the potential to bring about such freedom and spaciousness in our life. In this retreat we will practice, explore and discuss the tools that allow this to happen.
There will be teachings, meditation instructions and time for Q&As with the teachers. To help cultivate the best conditions for practice and coming to rest within ourselves the daily schedule will include a large amount of silence. There will also be times during the day for us to practise communicating mindfully with one another as we look to make these tools applicable to ‘daily life’.
Accommodation is in single-sex shared rooms.
The retreat is offered freely as the organisers intend to fundraise in advance to cover all costs (we anticipate these will be about £100 per person). Donations will be invited at the end of the retreat and these will be used to fund retreats in the future. This gives retreatants the opportunity to practice generosity by making it possible for future retreats to also be offered freely.
We will also invite a separate donation for the teacher(s). Teachers do not receive a fee for leading retreats, whilst giving enormously of their time and energy. These teachings are considered priceless and therefore teachers offer their understanding freely. The livelihoods of most of our teachers depend wholly, or to a large extent, on voluntary contributions from retreatants who value their guidance and wish to support their ongoing teachings. Your generosity to the teacher(s) is greatly appreciated.