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Mindfulness: Beyond the Eight-Week Course

Mindfulness: Beyond the Eight-Week Course

This retreat is particularly designed for people who have completed an eight-week course in MBSR, MBCT, or equivalent and may not yet have attended a residential retreat. It will offer an opportunity to explore the familiar mindfulness practices in ways that can gently deepen our practice of non-reactive awareness.

Participants will be guided through various mindfulness practices (including sitting meditation, walking, and mindful movement) and will also have opportunities for inquiry and to meet one-to-one with the teachers. There will also be some short talks and time for questions about the theory of mindfulness, including its roots in Buddhist psychology.

The retreat will be held in the supportive context of silence at Gaia House, and the programme will include some time to practice in silence without guidance. Those who have already attended retreats as well as the eight-week course are also welcome.

Please note that this is not a training retreat for potential teachers but aims to support us in deepening and nourishing our personal practice of mindfulness.

To join this retreat you need to have completed an eight-week course in MBSR, MBCT, or equivalent.

-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.


JAKE DARTINGTON has practised Buddhist meditation since 1995. After training as a Dharma teacher with Christina Feldman, he started teaching in 2007. He has a background in Philosophy and Buddhist Studies and has trained as a teacher of MBSR/MBCT. Jake lives in Nottingham where he teaches mindfulness and Insight Meditation.

Listen to one of Jake Dartington's Talks given at Gaia House on 01.01.2016: Four Noble Truths (Duration 53:55)


JENNY WILKS has practised in various Buddhist traditions since the late 1980s, and has an MA in Indian Religions. She has taught for several years at Gaia House, the Barn Retreat near Totnes in Devon UK, and local meditation classes. She trained in clinical psychology and works as an MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) therapist and trainer at Exeter University.

Listen to one of Jenny Wilks' Talks at Gaia House on 19.09.2011: The Ending of Suffering (Duration 51:38)


Retreat Code = 17157

C = special criteria, please read the retreat description carefully

To join this retreat you need to have completed an eight-week course in MBSR, MBCT, or equivalent.

Monday 4 September 2017 - Thursday 7 September 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


Note: If you are booking for yourself and someone else -
you must make a separate booking for each person.

Spaces Available

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Price: from £156.00

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