Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat

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Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat

April 10 - April 16

This is a device free retreat
We invite you to relinquish electronic devices and a constant state of being busy, on and doing so that your nervous system can re-find its natural settling capacity. There will be of course an emergency contact number to give to your family should the need arise.

This silent retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen his or her practice and cultivate further understanding of the wisdom teachings underpinning mindfulness practices. These teachings and practices will emphasise connecting to embodied experience, quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and insight in order to explore and release suffering.

We will also consider our relationship to the suffering in the world more broadly –  in the light of the emerging climate crisis, growing habits of device immersion and how this affects ourselves and our loved ones.  A question might be: how can we use our practice and wisdom to investigate and choose our own responses to these challenges? We hope to create some space to reflect together, and cultivate some intelligent and tender care for our own lives, for the human community and the natural world.

This retreat will offer silent periods of stillness and moving meditation, yoga as well as group and individual discussions with the teachers. Teachers will also offer daily talks and systematic meditation instructions that are imbued with the spirit of kindness and compassion. The quiet, continuity, spaciousness and good company will support you in developing an open, flexible and dynamic practice.


Anyone is welcome to attend this inner adventure!  However as this is a silent meditation retreat with intensive periods of practice, it will be beneficial for people to have had some practice of mindfulness meditation beforehand (e.g. having completed the 8 week MBSR, MBCT or MiCBT course). Do be in touch if need be to check your suitability before enrolling.


April 10
April 16


Mindfulness Training Institute
0435 049 383
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Maitripa Centre
528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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