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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR

This Insight Meditation retreat, which is particularly relevant to those teaching or training in mindfulness-based applications, will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipatthana discourse given by the Buddha.

It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion in the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable. Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both Insight and Lovingkindness), meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an underlying environment of silence. This retreat is not a clinical skills workshop.

This retreat is not suitable for beginners and is specifically designed for therapists in teaching or training of mindfulness based interventions. Please state your background when booking.

CHRISTINA FELDMAN is a co-founder of Gaia House. She has been leading Insight Meditation retreats worldwide since 1976. She is a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She is the author of a number of books including Woman Awake, Way of Meditation, and co-author of Soul Food. Recent books include Silence and The Buddhist Path to Simplicity.

Listen to one of Christina Feldman's Talks given at Gaia House on 24-09-2013: Swimming Against the Tide (Duration 61:35)

JOHN PEACOCK is both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner of nearly forty years. He was initially trained in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India and subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studying Theravada. He has lectured in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, and at present he is Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Master of Studies programme in MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) at Oxford University. He has been teaching meditation for over twenty five years and is a Gaia House guiding teacher.

Listen to one of John Peacock's Talks given at Gaia House on 23-08-2013: How Often Are You Human In A Day? (49:37)

AKINCANO M. WEBER is a Swiss Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. A meditator since 1982, he has practised for 20 years as a monastic in the Forest monasteries of Thailand and Europe and is interested in early Buddhist texts, contemplative psychology and stillness. He lives in Cologne and teaches Dhamma and meditation internationally. Website:

Listen to one of Akincano's Talks given at Gaia House on 05-10-2013: Hindrances and Similies  (Duration 64:57)

Retreat Code = 14160

Friday 12 September 2014 - Friday 19 September 2014 (7 nights)

Standard Rate:  £343 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate:  £291 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate:     £411 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate

Extra Nights = £40

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 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: £343.00