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 Loving-kindness), 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.
MBCT is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and MBSR is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. More about MBCT/MBSR.
CHRISTINA FELDMAN is a co-founder of Gaia House and a guiding teacher. She has been leading Insight Meditation retreats worldwide since 1976 and is committed to the personal retreat programme at Gaia House. 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.
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 at Oxford University. He has been teaching meditation for over twenty five years and is a Gaia House guiding teacher.
CHRIS CULLEN works as a mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist. He trained to teach Insight Meditation with Christina Feldman, and also did the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Chris co-founded the Mindfulness in Schools Project, and runs mindfulness courses for students at Oxford University and for musicians and actors at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and is on the teaching team at the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre.
Retreat Code = 13159
Sunday 22 September 2013 - Sunday 29 September 2013 (7 days)
Extra Nights = £37
This Retreat has Limited Spaces Only
- This retreat is almost full, so we are now only accepting Waiting List requests.
- To be put on the waiting list please submit a Waiting List Application