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Donation Event: An online silent retreat day from the Mindfulness Network Community Friends with Frits Koster

November 19, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT

Donations welcome

Mindful Heart; Heartful Mind

What is involved?

The intention of the one-day Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) silent retreat is to gently refresh and deepen the practice of mindfulness exploring two valuable qualities: Wisdom and Compassion. The teachings and guided meditations are offered in a space of noble silence through sitting, lying, and mindful movement as taught in Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL). MBCL is recognised as a follow-on course following foundational mindfulness-based programmes (MBSR, MBCT, or equivalent) by BAMBA and VMBN (the Netherlands-based mindfulness teaching network).

The online silent retreat will include:

· periods of both guided and self-directed practice
· short talks
· periods of silence to enable you to connect more fully with your inner experience
· an encouragement to use the time in the morning and afternoon breaks and lunch break for self-care, and continued silent practice

In addition, if you feel the need you can send a private chat to the team and the teachers will either respond to what you raise during the talks and practice guidance, or through arranging an individual meeting with you.

Who is the event for:

This online silent retreat is suitable for people who have an established regular mindfulness practice, along with people who teach or are training to teach mindfulness-based programmes and others who are integrating mindfulness into their professional work.

It is also suitable for those who have attended an eight-week MBSR/MBCT (or similar) course and who have a personal practice of mindfulness. This online silent retreat can contribute to fulfilling the retreat requirement for mindfulness teachers who wish to be included on the BAMBA Listing of Mindfulness Teachers.

Requirements to attend:

Attendance of at least one day of guided silent mindfulness practice is recommended but not required.

Event Details

November 19, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT
Donations welcome
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)

Partner Profile

The Mindfulness Network

The Mindfulness Network

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


The Mindfulness Network is a registered charity. We serve the mindfulness community and general public through supervision, retreats and training courses delivered both in-person and via our online platform - the Mindfulness Network Community site. The Mindfulness Network Community Friends (MNCF) is an initiative to engage the wider mindfulness community and reach new audiences through donation-based events and opportunities to practice. Led by a Committee of Volunteers, supported by the Mindfulness Network, we work together to run a programme of events and inspiring content. By developing mindfulness and compassion both internally and through our services, the Mindfulness Network has the intention to reduce/alleviate human suffering, promote well-being and create the conditions in which people, communities and the planet, can flourish. We aim to bring together highly-trained mindfulness-based supervisors, retreat leaders and teacher trainers who all work within Good Practice Standards set out by the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA).


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