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Weekend retreat: Opening the Heart

February 7, 2025 @ 2:00 pm - February 9, 2025 @ 2:00 pm GMT


A long-weekend retreat from your own home. You’ll be supported to deepen your mindfulness and compassion practice and experience stillness and silence. A chance to open your heart and listen to your deep intentions.

Brief overview

This retreat will offer mindfulness and compassion practices designed to deepen self-care and our intention to benefit others. There will be a mix of teaching, guided and unguided practice, inquiry and time off. Most of the weekend will be held in silence with opportunities for sharing in small online groups.

Who is the retreat for?

The retreat is designed for people with some experience of mindfulness and/or compassion practice who want to deepen their practice in a supportive, safe environment. As a minimum, participants should have done an eight-week mindfulness-based or compassion-based course and have an established, regular practice of their own. It is also a great opportunity for more experienced mindfulness-based and compassion-based teachers. The retreat will count towards the annual retreat requirement for teachers and supervisors on the BAMBA Register.

Event Details

February 7, 2025 @ 2:00 pm GMT
February 9, 2025 @ 2:00 pm GMT
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
People with some experience of mindfulness and/or compassion practice.
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
This event will be taught by:
Paul Johanson and Robert Marx

Partner Profile

Sussex Mindfulness Centre

Sussex Mindfulness Centre

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


We aim to improve the wellbeing and mental health of all people who can benefit from mindfulness. We do this by running mindfulness and compassion programmes, training teachers, and conducting research. The Sussex Mindfulness Centre is part of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We are the only mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training and research centre embedded in the NHS. We bring together teachers, teacher trainers and researchers of mindfulness-based approaches. This includes a partnership of Trust staff, experienced researchers at the University of Sussex, and experienced teachers and trainers in the local community. We have good links with local teachers, as well as with trainers and researchers in other mindfulness centres and universities in the UK.


0300 304 2057


Brighton, United Kingdom