5th - 9th December 2018
Wednesday 5th Dec at 18.00h - Saturday 15th Dec 10.00h, 5 days
Price: 450 euros (accommodation, meals and all the activities)
(5-night option also available 5-10th 490€)
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
This silent retreat is specifically designed to meet the good practice 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.
The development of positive emotions is absolutely crucial for our development as individuals, and Compassion meditations are one of the main ways of cultivating positive emotions. So during this retreat, we will be having short talks around this theme to help guide our practice.
How does Compassion enable transformation? Where does suffering come from? What is it that makes us happy? How can we live ethically in a way that supports personal and collective well-being?
In general, our retreats include meditation instruction, talks and guided sessions of mindfulness meditation practice including mindful movement. They provide a safe and nourishing environment for the cultivation of a deep and grounded mindfulness meditation practice.
These retreats offer the opportunity to have an intensive practice, during which it will be possible to cultivate and nourish the special sensitivity that underlies awareness practices. In this period in which Mindfulness practice has become so popular, it is possible to misinterpret it as a technique to learn quickly and to apply easily, rather than an inner and heartfelt personal resource to develop through a long-life practice. Many of us are getting a taste of meditation and a wish to practice more intensively, but there are limited opportunities to take our mindfulness practice deeper.
During the retreats the participants will have the possibility to get closer to and comprehend their personal experiences through the practice of mindfulness meditation in its universal and non-sectarian expression, conveying the way, spirit and practice of MBSR.
During the retreats, there will be
And additionally we also practice:
8.00 Mindfulness practice, Teacher-Lead
10.30 Meditation, Teacher-Lead
12.15 Mindful movement/body scan
14.00 Lunch followed by free time to rest and take walks in the countryside
17.00 Short talk on the theme followed by Inquiry
18.30 Meditation, Teacher-Lead
20.00 Evening Meal
21.30 Short practice to finish the day off
Longer Mindful Walks into the surrounding countryside will also be included
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.