with Ani Pema, 12 – 18 June, 2017
Participants in this retreat will learn how to recognise and manage their physical and emotional discomfort. A range of practices for a grounded body, emotional stability and opening and healing the heart will bring profound change to their daily life and relationship to self and others. Gentle mindful movements combined with breathing, relaxation and heart opening practices will prepare the body, mind, and heart for the deepening of awareness meditation.
These practices are derived from yoga and Tibetan Buddhist teachings, but are suitable for individuals of any background, and will be adapted for any level of physical ability. Individual needs will be sensitively addressed with an emphasis on assisting each participant to find the most suitable practices for their own psychology and lifestyle.
with Vince Cullen, 7 – 11 August, 2017
‘Everyday Nirvana’ is a 5-day intensive residential retreat exploring ‘Buddhist’ practices that support our waking-up from cravings and aversions; that support our healing from addictions and compulsions, that support our recovery from greed and hatred and confusion.
This retreat is an invitation to deepen our understanding of recovery from addictions and compulsions that manifest as Craving, Aversion and Confusion. This mindfulness-based retreat is offered as an opportunity to expand and follow on from the wholly Buddhist approach to recovery as presented in the ‘Being Human’ Hungry Ghost Retreat.
This is not a silent retreat but there will be periods of quietude including one complete day of silence.
It is important to note that you do not have to be a Buddhist to practice, adopt or to adapt any of the principles discussed, and meditation practices explored.
Recovering people of all faiths or none are welcome on this retreat.
The retreat will begin on Monday 7 August, 2017 and end on Friday 11 August, 2017. The language of the retreat is English.
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Payment and refund policy (retreat/workshop participants):
Full payment is required to complete your booking. If you cancel or do not attend, there is no refund possible for retreats or workshops. If for some reason we must cancel an event, we will refund your payment in full. If you stay at the foundation before or after the retreat in the guest, volunteer, or resident programs, our general payment conditions apply.