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The Origins and Application of Mindfulness – MBCT/MBSR Retreat

The Origins and Application of Mindfulness – MBCT/MBSR Retreat

This retreat is open to those currently applying or intending to apply mindfulness in their professional lives.

The talks and instructions will focus on the origins of mindfulness and the place of those origins in MBCT/MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy/Stress Reduction) programmes.

It will not be teaching clinical skills but is an opportunity for a direct, experiential exploration of mindfulness in Insight Meditation.


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)

CHRIS CULLEN works as a mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist. He trained to teach Insight Meditation with Christina Feldman, and did the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock. Chris co-founded the Mindfulness in Schools Project, and is on the teaching team at the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre, teaching mindfulness courses for students and for MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament.

Listen to one of Chris Cullen's Talks given at Gaia House on 25-06-2013: Compassion (Duration 56:50)

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 = 14133

Saturday 15 February 2014 - Wednesday 19 February 2014 (4 nights)

Standard Rate:  £219 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate:  £186 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate:     £262 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate

Extra Nights = £40


Retreat is Full 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

Price: £219.00

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