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MBSR Silent Retreat
June 7, 2023 - June 11, 2023
5-day Secular Silent teacher-led Mindfulness MBSR Retreat.
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)
This silent retreat is specifically designed to meet the good practise guidelines for Mindfulness teachers on the teacher training pathway and is also highly suitable for more experienced teachers wishing to deepen their connection to the core underpinnings of mindfulness as it is taught in the eight-week course. It is also suitable for those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness course and who wish to deepen their practice. No previous retreat experience is required as full teacher support is available.
Mindfulness and Compassion, Investigating the Four Brahmavihārās, the sublime attitudes:
The Brahma-viharas are:
loving-kindness or benevolence (maitrī/metta)
empathetic joy (mudita)
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.
This teacher-led silent retreat offers a safe and supportive environment for experienced Meditators, Mindfulness Teacher Trainees and Established Teachers in which to deepen and extend secular mindfulness meditation practice. It provides an opportunity to deeply tune in to our inner processes, exploring the ways we react to experience and how we might practise kindness towards our moment to moment experience and cultivate wisdom.
In general, our retreats include meditation instruction and guided sessions of mindfulness meditation practice including mindful movement. We will be engaging in times of guided silent practise – sitting and walking meditations with sessions of Mindful Movement, Mindful walking and all combined with a spirit of Kindly Awareness. They provide a safe and nourishing environment for the cultivation of a deep and grounded mindfulness meditation practice.
THESE RETREATS WILL OFTEN INCLUDE:
Periods of both guided and self-directed practice
Sustained periods of silence to enable participants to connect more fully with their inner experience
Time to practice mindfulness informally between the scheduled sessions
The teachers will be available to talk to people individually.
A core teaching intention for this retreat is to offer a structure and atmosphere within which we can deeply look into the experience with the freshness of beginner’s mind, enabling new insights and perspectives to emerge.
ARE RETREATS SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
Although our mindfulness retreats are suitable for most people, they are not suitable for everyone. Retreats can be quite intensive, and we do not advise attending a retreat if you are suffering from certain conditions or have had a traumatic event which is interfering with your everyday life. When filling out the application form for a retreat, we advise that you provide us with as much information as possible so that we can make sure the retreat you select is suitable for you.
APPLICATION FORMS AND BOOKING –
If you would like to apply you can do so by filling in the application form.
SILENT RETREAT APPLICATION FORM
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