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November Solitary Retreat 2013

Thursday 31 October 2013 – Thursday 28 November 2013 (28 days)

Retreat Code = 13164

This retreat is a rare and precious opportunity to engage in an extended period of individual meditation without interruption.

Regular teacher interviews and Dharma talks are offered, and guidance is available in Insight Meditation (Vipassana), tranquillity (Samatha) meditation, Loving-kindness (Metta) and the other Brahma Viharas.

Each participant has a single room and may choose to be in solitude, or to sit with a small community of other personal retreatants at Gaia House during this time.

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)

YANAI POSTELNIK has practised and studied Insight Meditation and Buddhism in Asia and the West since 1990 and has been teaching internationally for over 20 years. He is much inspired by the Thai forest tradition and regularly leads courses in the natural world. He lives in Devon, England, is a member of the Gaia House Teacher Council and serves Gaia House as a guiding teacher.

Listen to one of Yanai Postelnik's Talks given at Gaia House on 02-09-2013: The Art of Unknowing (Duration 61:05)

CATHERINE McGEE has been teaching Insight Meditation at Gaia House and internationally since 1997. Her teaching emphasises embodiment and working with whatever hinders us from living our deepest knowing in the world. She is an advisor to One Earth Sangha and a long term student of the Diamond Approach.

Listen to one of Catherine McGee's Talks given at Gaia House on 09-08-2010: Intimacy and Non Attachment (Duration 51:37)

ROB BURBEA has been practising and studying Buddhist meditation and Dharma since 1985 with a variety of teachers in England and in the USA. He has been teaching since 2004 and is currently Resident Teacher at Gaia House and a guiding teacher. He is a co-founder of SanghaSeva, an organisation dedicated to exploring the Dharma through service work internationally, and also co-initiator of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement: DANCE.

Priority is given to those who wish to stay for 2 weeks or longer, however, there are two additional starting and finishing dates: these are Wed 7th and Wed 14th November.

To preserve the silence and stillness of the retreat house at this time and to support the deepening of practice, there are no arrival or departure dates available between the 14th November to the end of the retreat on the 28th November.

Previous experience of at least one week’s silent meditation retreat and a Personal Retreat Application Form is required, in order to be able to attend this retreat. If you have less than three weeks previous retreat experience, you are strongly encouraged to begin your retreat on the first week.

Retreat Duration Standard
October 31st - November 7th = 1 Week £266 £226 £320 £80
October 31st - November 14th = 2 Weeks £535 £454 £641 £160
October 31st - November 28th = 4 Weeks £917 £780 £1,101 £275
November 7th - November 14th = 1 Week £266 £226 £320 £80
November 7th - November 28th = 3 Weeks £727 £618 £872 £218
November 14th - November 28th = 2 Weeks £535 £454 £641 £160
  • Standard Rate – We ask you to pay this rate if you can
  • Supported Rate – Available to those who cannot afford the Standard Rate
  • Sponsor Rate – A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
  • Young Persons’ Rate – Limited places available at this special rate, just for young people aged between 16 – 25 years old

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