News from Gaia House and the wider Sangha Community:
If you have any events, news or reports from a Gaia House Meditation Group or about any Sangha (community) activity, please email us the details, and we will publish it here.
Please see the Group Retreat Programme for details of teacher-led Meditation Retreats at Gaia House.
30th July 2013
A day of meditation and teaching with Tenshin Reb Anderson, former abbot and senior dharma teacher at San Francisco Zen Centre. This workshop is for anyone who has issues around bodily and/or mental health
An Insight Meditation weekend retreat with Yanai Postelnkik
28 – 30 June 2013 Castleton, Derbyshire
This residential retreat will be an opportunity to engage in sustained meditation practice, in an atmosphere of silence. There will be sitting, walking and standing meditations, dharma teachings, meetings with the teacher and instructions on bringing awareness to every part of our experience.
Download a booking form at http://www.sheffieldinsightmeditation.org.uk/retreats
URGENT: Family Retreat Children Volunteers required
We are running our annual Family Retreat from the 27th-30th July, and are looking for someone to lead a small group of 11-14 year olds. You will receive bed and board and a modest stipend for this help.
You must have
a)been on retreat at Gaia House before
b)have experience working with 11-14 year olds.
Please call Rachel Davies on 01626 335256 or email ku.oc.esuohaiagnull@reganamtaerter for more information.
Gaia House Teachers at Gayles Retreat Centre in 2013
Gayles is a small retreat centre situated in outstanding countryside on the South Downs, it is particularly convenient for those based in London and South East. In 2013, Gaia House teachers will be offering the following retreats at Gayles:
21st -23rd June & 8- 10th November with Yanai Postelnik
27th – 29th September with Kirsten Kratz
Sheffield Insight Meditation 2013 Retreats
Sheffield Insight Meditation offers retreats led by teachers associated with Gaia House, and regular groups for meditation practice and discussion. Retreats scheduled in 2013 are as follows:
28th-30th June with Yanai Postelnik ‘Uncovering the Radiant Heart’
21st & 22nd September with Zohar Lavie Sanghaseva retreat
For more information about Sheffield Insight please visit their website.
SanghaSeva Retreats 2013
Earth Care Day, London
Come and join us for a day of working and practicing together, expressing our care and love for our planet. We will be working in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a 33 acre woodland in a disused 19th century cemetery, doing some habitat conservation work. The day will be framed by periods of meditation and contemplation and hopefully be an opportunity to meet and connect with like minded people.
This day will be run jointly by SanghaSeva and London Insight. Facilitated by Nathan Glyde and Zohar Lavie
Interconnectedness Weekend, Brighton
22 – 23 June
This non- residential weekend consists of a day of silent meditation practice followed by a day of meditation in action: working while practicing. Bringing positive action and spiritual practice together gives us a chance to express our care and love for our planet, while also offering an opportunity to meet and connect with like minded people. It is possible to join either or both days of the weekend. The weekend is run jointly by SanghaSeva and BodhiTreeBrighton Facilitated by Zohar Lavie.
Earth Care Retreat, Devon
26 August – 2 September
We will work with the Sharpham Trust, a local Devon charity, combining work in their tree nursery with time for meditation and reflection. This retreat will be a time of simplicity in nature where we can discover ourselves in new ways. We envision this as a time for giving our energy to help tender new roots grow, and receiving a new deeper connectedness in nature. The retreat will be facilitated by Zohar Lavie.
Interconnectedness Weekend, Sheffield, UK
20 – 21 September
This non- residential weekend consists of a day of silent meditation practice followed by a day of meditation in action: working while practicing. Bringing positive action and spiritual practice together gives us a chance to express our care and love for our planet, while also offering an opportunity to meet and connect with like minded people. It is possible to join either or both days of the weekend. The weekend is run jointly by SanghaSeva and Sheffield Insight. Facilitated by Zohar Lavie
Being Peace, Israel and Palestine
10 – 11 May, 4 -5 Oct & 1 – 2 Nov Weekend retreats
13 – 27 October
The aim of this retreat is to bring love, compassion, and an openness of heart and mind to a place of pain, suffering and confusion. We will be working with both Palestinians and Jews dedicated to a nonviolent transformation of their lives. Our wish is to bring support and understanding to all those living this conflict and its effects. There will be silent days of meditation and reflection, and group explorations into being with our experience. The retreat will be facilitated by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde.
Anandwan Retreat, India
Somnath Silent Meditation Retreat, 2 – 9 December, 2013
Anandwan Work Retreat, 11December, 2013 – 2 January, 2014
Anandwan is a vibrant and inspiring community, comprising cured leprosy patients and people with any “disability” that has led them to be cast out from their families and societies. The work retreat offers time for living and working in the community alongside the residents, developing friendships and learning new skills. There will also be time for daily meditations, group explorations and a silent meditation day once a week. Both retreats will be led by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde
Oxford Mindfulness Centre Master Classes in Mindfulness
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre are running a series of ‘Master Classes in Mindfulness’. All classes are from 9.30am to 4.30 pm. More details are available on the Oxford Mindfulness Centre website.
Exeter Mindfulness Network Continuing Professional Development days
Each year we offer a series of events for those interested in Mindfulness-based Approaches. Some of these events are aimed for people who are new to Mindfulness and others for those already teaching. Further details are available here.
Postgraduate Training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy/Mindfulness-based Approaches
Exeter University have been running part time postgraduate training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy/Mindfulness-based Approaches for over three years. They run their course at 3 progressive levels – Post- graduate Certificate, Post- graduate Diploma and MSc for those working in healthcare and other settings. They have an intake every 2 years and are accepting applications for their 3rd cohort starting October 2012 now. See the Exeter University website for more details.