A Wide and Wonderful Path – (full)

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Thursday 23 May – Monday 27 May 2019 (4 nights)


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On this retreat we will open to the full potential of our life: Applying heartful practices that calm our mind and soothe our body, we can gently and sincerely journey towards our ‘sure heart’s release’. Along the way seeing deeper, understanding more profoundly, and learning to live more wholeheartedly.

‘The purpose of my teaching of the holy life of the Dharma is not for merit, nor good deeds, nor rapture, nor concentration, nor insight, but the sure heart’s release.’
– Buddha


ZOHAR LAVIE has been practising meditation in different traditions since 1995. This journey has taken her from the meditation cushion into exploring further ways of expressing truth and love and in 2004 she co-founded SanghaSeva. She now spends most of her time facilitating retreats that offer service as a spiritual path around the world. Since 2006 she has been teaching on silent retreats and Dharma gatherings in India, Europe and Israel.

Listen to one of Zohar Lavie's Talks from the Dharmalaya Silent retreat on 29.03.2017-: Emptiness, Self and Dependent Arising (Duration 50:33)

The teacher will be assisted by:

JUHA PENTTILA has been practising meditation since 2002 and has spent time living and practising in meditation centres and Buddhist monasteries in Asia and in Europe. He co-founded the Nirodha Insight Meditation community in Finland in 2006 and has been actively involved in supporting the development of the practice community. Juha is currently in teacher training and is being mentored by Rob Burbea, Caroline Jones and Martine Batchelor.

 

Retreat Code = 19147

A = suitable for all

 

Mental well-being guidelines - please click here to read before booking


Before you book, please read these guidelines about mental well-being and silent retreats:

Intensive silent meditation retreats can be very nourishing; however, as they require sustained meditation practice, they also need some stability of psychological health. If you have recently (within the past year or so) experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or if you are currently experiencing acute emotional distress such as serious depression or anxiety, it may not be the best time for you to attend an intensive retreat in silence. The teachers might not be able to give you the kind of individual psychological care you need at this time. A setting with more opportunities for interpersonal engagement may be more appropriate.

  • If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience to attend an intensive silent retreat.
  • Please be prepared to offer your mental health professional's contact information to the teachers on the opening day if requested.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact: retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk


Thursday 23 May – Monday 27 May 2019 (4 nights)

Standard Rate:    £236 - Please pay this rate if you can
Sponsor Rate:        £283 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
Supported Rate:     £201 - Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
FAB Fund Rate:       £118 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £71 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page

Extending Your Retreat = £54 per night – Conditions apply – please see box

 

Arrival & Departure:
  • Arrive for registration between 2-5pm on the opening day.
  • Depart after 12.30pm on the final day (or 1.30pm if staying for lunch).
  • Please only make travel bookings to fit with these times.
  • These conditions apply even if you've been to Gaia House before.
Please only book if you are able to commit to the entire retreat:
  • The teachers and staff at Gaia House require this commitment in order to respect the retreat environment and minimise disruption to others.
  • We are not able to accept bookings from people who want to arrive and/or depart outside of these times.