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5-day Secular Silent teacher-led Mindfulness MBSR Retreat.

May 11, 2022 - May 15, 2022


The theme for this retreat is Mindfulness and Compassion, Investigating the Four Brahmavihārās and will be led by Bodhin Philip Woodward with guest Teachers Monique Leverington (Mindful Movement and Yoga)

11th – 15th May 2022

Wednesday 11th May at 18.00h – Sunday 15th May at 20.00h, 5 days

This retreat will be offered In-person or Online (Hybrid)

Price Online: 290€,
Price In-person 650€

Silent retreat ONLINE

This kind of ‘hybrid retreat’ is a new innovation and is designed to meet the needs of these challenging times. We are trying out a new form and hope that it will provide a powerful way to integrate retreat and daily life.

We propose to complete the Retreat in 3 live sessions per day online, live and interactive, via the Zoom platform. You will need a stable internet connection and flexibility to create the space you need to engage fully with the programme.

Mindfulness and Compassion, Investigating the Four Brahmavihārās, the sublime attitudes:

The Brahma-viharas are:
loving-kindness or benevolence (maitrī/metta)
compassion (karuna)
empathetic joy (mudita)
equanimity (upekṣā/upekkha)

They are also known as the four immeasurables or four infinite minds. We will also be looking at the Metta Sutta and The Heart Sūtra. Whilst having their roots in Buddhist psychology, the themes and explorations will be presented in terms of secular mindfulness programmes such as MBSR and MBCT.

Online Participation

Online participation shares much of the same conventions as ‘in-person’ participation: You are joining an immersive retreat and you will be as visible in the virtual classroom as you would be in-person. Our virtual classroom will use Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool that is the platform of choice for courses like this one. Zoom is very user friendly whatever your level of experience or comfort. Be assured – if you can click on a link then you can use this tool. Just as we have preparations to make to attend in-person retreats, there are preparations that we need to make in order to ensure we can maximise the immersive experience of this Retreat.

First day Wednesday 11th May 18.00h – 20.00h

Then Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

8.00 Guided Mindfulness practice

9.00 Personal time for preparing and eating breakfast

10.30 Morning of guided Mindfulness practices, sitting meditations, mindful movement, body scan, mindful walking.

13.00 Time to prepare and have lunch followed by free time to rest

16.30 Gentle Mindful Yoga

18.00 Further Teacher Guided Mindfulness practice

20.00 Finish

Last day Sunday 15th May

So finishing on Sunday 15th May at 20.00h

The In-Person retreat will finish after breakfast on the 16th May

Event Details

May 11, 2022
May 15, 2022
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This event will be taught by:
Monique Leverington

Partner Profile

Mindful Academy Solterreno

Mindful Academy Solterreno

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training course with Mindful Academy Solterreno, at Solterreno Retreat Centre, a mountain Retreat Centre located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. A professional and accredited Teacher Training Course, in English. Facilitated by Bodhin Phillip Woodward and Mindful Academy Solterreno Team




Alicante, Spain, Spain