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Online One-Day Silent Retreat: Finding Peace, developing Mental Agility to thrive rather than survive
January 15, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm GMT
One event on January 15, 2023 at 9:30 am
The intention of Finding Peace developing Mental Agility to thrive rather than survive online silent retreat is to gently hold the space enabling you to deepen your personal practice of mindfulness-based meditation in the comfort of your own home.
The teachings are offered in a space of noble silence and through sitting, standing, lying, walking practices, and mindful movement as we cultivate direct exploration of both formal and informal mindfulness-based practice. There will be short morning and afternoon talks on relevant themes, deepening our understanding of the essential teachings that are the very fabric of mindfulness-based practice, health, and wellbeing.
In the midst of daily life, the invitation is to find a space and take your seat, as best you can meeting whatever arrives with friendliness and compassion. Together we will practice letting go of physical and mental tensions, and without judgment, practicing accepting whatever is left. Of course, knowing that it is always OK to turn away and come back to a reliable, accessible, neutral anchor whenever the mind becomes unsettled, or attention feels lost. The guidance will reflect this intention.
At the end of each retreat day, there will be the opportunity for sharing and reflection in the group environment as part of dissolving the silence. There is no requirement for you to speak unless you wish to. In addition, if you feel the need you can contact Kathy or the support team via the zoom chat and she will either respond to what you raise during the talks and practice guidance, or through arranging an individual meeting with you.
Who is the silent retreat for?
The silent retreat day is designed to meet the retreat needs of Mindfulness-based teachers, those training to teach Mindfulness-based Interventions MBI’s, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction MBSR, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy MBCT, and those who include mindfulness in their profession. The retreat also meets the BAMBA Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers and can count toward yearly retreat attendance.
Requirements to attend:
These day retreats are for anyone with a minimum of one-years meditation experience and those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness-based course and who would like to spend the day with like-minded people exploring Finding peace, and developing mental agility in the midst of all that is happening both within and without.
The zoom room will open at 9.15 am, please join in plenty of time to start at 9.30 am. Each day will end at 4.30 pm. Timings are for the UK. If you are joining from another location please check equivalent timings in your time zone.
The silent retreat days are an online event, and the zoom link will be sent prior to the start date.
Please check you have the best internet connection, avoiding wifi if at all possible. We find that the use of an ethernet cable can improve the quality of the connection. You will also need a camera and a microphone.
What to bring/wear
The joy of an online silent retreat is that you can bring your normal chair, bench, cushion, blanket, etc. Some attendees have also told us that they like to have flowers, an object to hold, light a candle, or use essential oils as a way of settling into practice.
It can be helpful to wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing, for cooler months, a cozy jumper and socks can also be a good idea!
The suggested donation €50 for one day. 30% goes to the Mindful Academy Bursary fund, and 30% will be donated to Cancer Research. We recognise that this is a lot of money for many, so please donate what you feel you can or just attend.
To book please contact me or complete the online application form.
We look forward to sharing mindfulness-based practice to find peace and develop mental agility with you.