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Freeing Your Heart, Embracing Your Life

Freeing Your Heart, Embracing Your Life

This retreat will explore the qualities of Loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. As we begin to understand what impedes these natural attributes of the heart, an innate resilience and ability to bring harmony to our inner and outer worlds emerges.

We will cultivate a quality of conscious presence that embraces our heart, mind and body. When no aspect of our experience is left out, we can access the creative energy and intuitive wisdom that can fuel our spiritual awakening and support our passionate participation in life.


CATHERINE McGEE has been teaching Insight Meditation at Gaia House and internationally since 1997. Her teaching emphasises embodiment and working with whatever hinders us from living our deepest knowing in the world. She is an advisor to One Earth Sangha and a long term student of the Diamond Approach.

Listen to one of Catherine McGee's Talks given at Gaia House on 09.08.2010: Intimacy and Non Attachment (Duration 51:37)

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)


Retreat Code = 17141

A = suitable for all

Friday 14 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017 (3 nights)

Standard Rate:  £183 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate:  £156 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate:     £220 - 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


Retreat is Full This retreat is full - we are now operating a waiting list

  • 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 a place on this retreat becomes available.
  • Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place.

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