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Finding True Refuge in a Modern World

Saturday 22 June – Saturday 29 June 2019 (7 nights)


Retreat is Expired This is an old retreat and no longer available for booking.

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SKU: 19151 Category: Tag:

In a world where so much is changing so fast, where can we find a place for our hearts to rest? From one perspective mindfulness and Insight meditation can be seen as rational techniques, with benefits confirmed by science. From another perspective our practice can inspire in us a sense of the sacred and devotion to something larger than ourselves.

How do we hold these seemingly different orientations and world views?

Join us to explore what relating to a sense of the sacred might look like in a modern context, discovering timeless refuge and meaningfulness in the modern world through Dharma practice.

Please note: This retreat is for those that have already some Insight meditation and or mindfulness meditation experience and have attended an Insight meditation or mindfulness course or retreat.


CATHERINE McGEE has been teaching Insight Meditation at Gaia House and internationally since 1997. Her teaching emphasises working with perceptions of the body on the path of awakening and in the healing of the individual and collective crises of our times. She is an advisor to One Earth Sangha and a long term student of the Diamond Approach and collaborates with Rob Burbea in shaping and teaching a Soulmaking Dharma.

Listen to Catherine McGee's Talks on Dharmaseed. This talks was given at Gaia House on 23.06.19: Healing the crisis of embodiment (Duration 58:10).

 

Retreat Code = 19151

C = special criteria, please read the retreat description carefully

 

Well-being guidelines - please click here to read before booking

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

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 participate in a retreat. 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.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact Susanne using the email address, retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk

Saturday 22 June – Saturday 29 June 2019 (7 nights)

Standard Rate:    £413 - Please pay this rate if you can
Sponsor Rate:        £496 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
Supported Rate:     £351 - Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
FAB Fund Rate:      £207 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £124 - 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.