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Four Foundations of Mindfulness Retreat
January 20 - January 25
With Timothea Goddard, Astrid De Ruiter, Mary McIntyre
This retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen his or her practice and cultivate further understanding of the wisdom teachings underpinning mindfulness meditation. Through the direct practice of the four foundations of mindfulness (and exploration of the four noble truths and the three characteristics of existence) you will explore how the essence of these wisdom teachings intersects and informs all mindfulness-based programs.
In the last 37 years Mindfulness-Based Programs (MBPs) have spread exponentially throughout the world. “Mindfulness” has become popular in medicine, neuroscience, psychology, education, and business and yet at times, little is known of it’s origins. This retreat will explore and emphasise how the Dharma (wisdom teachings) informs mindfulness-based practice and programs. It may be especially of interest to those teaching or aspiring to teach mindfulness in healthcare, psychology, education, science, government, or in the business and corporate sectors.
This insight meditation retreat will offer silent periods of sitting and walking meditation, yoga as well group and individual teacher meetings . Teachers will also offer daily talks and meditation guidance that are embedded with the spirit of lovingkindness and respect.
This is a silent meditation retreat with intensive periods of practice. It will be appropriate for most people to have had some practice of mindfulness meditation beforehand (e.g. having completed the 8 week MBSR or MBCT course). Do be in touch if you want to check that it will be suitable for you.