This retreat is an opportunity to practise for a sustained period over the New Year, dedicated to cultivating a heart rooted in calm receptive insight. The retreat follows a similar unfoldment to Insight Meditation retreats at Gaia House, with instructions in Insight and Loving-kindness meditation, daily talks and meetings with teachers. On New Year’s Eve we will offer an early evening period of reflection on the turning of the year.
This retreat is open to people who have attended a least one week’s previous residential Insight Meditation retreat.
CAROLINE JONES has been practising meditation since 1989. She started teaching in 2006, and now teaches at Gaia House and internationally. She also spends time as a resident teacher at Gaia House. Caroline will be resident teacher at the Forest Refuge, Barre, Massachusetts. from December 2015.
Listen to one of Caroline Jones's Talks given at Gaia House on 18-12-2013: The Gifts of Practice (Duration 50:22)
KIRSTEN KRATZ has practised Buddhist meditation in Asia and the West since 1993. She started teaching in 2006 and since 2008, teaches at Gaia House. One of her particular passions is exploring how wisdom teachings can foster appropriate responses to the challenges of our time; she teaches retreats with SanghaSeva combining Dharma practice and service in the UK and abroad and is also co-initiator of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement: DANCE.
Listen to one of Kirsten Kratz's Talks given at Gaia House on 23-03-2013: Calm and Kindness (Duration 38:57)
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's Talks at Gaia House on 19-09-2011: The Ending of Suffering (Duration 51:38)
Retreat Code = 13169
Friday 27 December 2013 - Thursday 2 January 2014 (6 nights)
This Retreat is now full
- This retreat is full, so we are now only accepting Waiting List requests.
- To be put on the waiting list please submit a Waiting List Application