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Awakening Here and Now

Awakening Here and Now

Through understanding the way things are, we can come to know what it means to awaken in the midst of our life, to be deeply connected to our experience, and yet not bound by it.

This retreat will focus on cultivating a quality of conscious presence that embraces our heart, mind and body with acceptance and wisdom. Insight Meditation practice will be supported by instructions, loving-kindness meditation and opportunities for questions.

The retreat will include some chanting as well as mindful movement and qi gong.

-Camping places-
A limited number of camping places are available for this retreat at a reduced rate. It is not possible to book these online. Please contact our Reception team to enquire. Please note that we can only accommodate small one/two-person tents and each retreatant must have their own tent. Please be aware that if there is poor weather we may be unable to accommodate campers in the house.


JAYA KAREN RUDGARD began meditating in the 1980s and practised for eight years as a nun in the Thai Forest tradition in England with Ven. Ajahn Sumedho as her teacher. She is a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training and teaches Insight Meditation and mindfulness in the UK and internationally.

Listen to one of Jaya Karen Rudgard's Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on 24.11.2015: Seeing Through the Net of Illusion (Duration 47:55)

CHRIS CULLEN has practised and studied BuddhaDharma since 1994 and has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 2008. He is on the staff at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and teaches mindfulness courses for MPs in Parliament. He has a psychotherapy practice in Oxford.

Listen to one of Chris Cullen's Talks given at Insight Meditation Society Retreat Center on 29.01.2015: Compassion (Duration 63:02)


Retreat Code = 17145

A = suitable for all

B = particularly suitable for beginners

Friday 19 May 2017 - Sunday 21 May 2017 (2 nights)

Standard Rate:  £122 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate:  £104 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate:     £146 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
          For additional help with retreat costs, other options are available

Extending Your Retreat = £43 per night - Conditions apply - please see box


This retreat is almost full - there are only limited spaces available
  • To join the Waiting List, a non-refundable registration fee of £1.00 is required
  • Please complete the checkout process and pay the registration fee
  • Confirmation of being added to the waiting list will be emailed to you
  • We will contact you if and when a place on this retreat becomes available
  • Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place

Price: £1.00

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