News and Events from the wider Sangha Buddhist Community:
If you have any events, news or reports from your Meditation Group or about any Sangha community activity,
please email us the details, and we will publish it here.
- The Group Retreat Programme lists our teacher-led Meditation Retreats. (The 2014 Retreat Programme will be published on November 1st.)
- Gaia House Newsletters
- Gaia House in Other Locations
- Gaia House Teachers at Other Centres
Sheffield Insight Meditation New Year Retreat
Sheffield Insight Meditation are pleased to offer a three day non-residential New Year Retreat ‘A Path of Wisdom and Love’, 30th Dec 2013 – 1st Jan 2014, led by Jake Dartington with Jasmin Bahia (yoga).
For those travelling to Sheffield, the local sangha will do their best to arrange accomodation. Venue: Quaker Meeting House, S1 2EW. Level access, lift, onstreet disabled parking. More info and booking form: http://www.sheffieldinsightmeditation.org.uk/retreats/
‘All night Sit’ – Saturday 18th January 2014
Join us for an all night gathering at Gaia House or organise your own all night sit with your local Sangha to support Tree Aid – an environmental charity working with local communities in Africa. With sitting and walking, Dharma reflections and dedication of blessings, this will be a wonderful opportunity for us to practice together in an expression of kindness, generosity and solidarity.
It would be wonderful to join forces and support each other, knowing that across the UK we are sitting together to help our planet.
If you, your Sangha or Sitting Group would like to take part – please register by contacting Jane at ku.oc.esuohaiagnull@ofni
If you would like to sponsor us or anyone in particular please visit www.justgiving.com/allnightsit2014
Freely Given Retreats
Freely Given Retreats is a newly formed charity run by a group of dedicated long-term practitioners, most of whom have worked as coordinators at Gaia House. Our vision is to make insight meditation retreats available to everyone regardless of their financial situation. We aim to do this by drawing on the generosity of the insight meditation sangha and by utilising the skills of teachers who lead retreats at Gaia House.
Further details at Freely Given Retreats
New online course with Martin Aylward:
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:
8-10th November with Yanai Postelnik
Sheffield Insight Meditation Retreats
Sheffield Insight Meditation offers retreats led by teachers associated with Gaia House, and regular groups for meditation practice and discussion. Sheffield Insight website for more information.
Being Peace, Israel and Palestine
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: Professional Development Days
Each year we offer a series of events for those interested in Mindfulness-based Approaches. Some events are for people who are new to Mindfulness and others are suitable for teachers. Further details: Exeter Mindfulness Network
Postgraduate Training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy/Mindfulness-based Approaches
Exeter University offer part time postgraduate training in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy/Mindfulness-based Approaches. Their course is available at 3 progressive levels – Post- graduate Certificate, Post- graduate Diploma and MSc for those working in healthcare and other settings. See the Exeter University website for more details.