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Freeing Your Heart, Embracing Your Life

Freeing Your Heart, Embracing Your Life

This retreat will explore the qualities of Loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.

As we begin to understand what impedes these natural attributes of the heart, an innate resilience and ability to bring harmony to our inner and outer worlds emerges.

We will cultivate a quality of conscious presence that embraces our heart, mind and body. When no aspect of our experience is left out, we can access the creative energy and intuitive wisdom that can fuel our spiritual awakening and support our passionate participation in life.

 


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)

JAYA KAREN RUDGARD began meditating in the 1980s and practised for eight years as a nun in the Thai Forest tradition in England with Ven. Ajahn Sumedho as her teacher. She is a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training and teaches Insight Meditation and mindfulness in the UK and internationally.

Listen to one of Jaya Karen Rudgard's Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on 24.11.2015: Seeing Through the Net of Illusion (Duration 47:55)


Retreat Code = 18148

A = suitable for all

Friday 25 May - Monday 28 May 2018 (3 nights)

Standard Rate:    £189 - Please pay this rate if you can
Sponsor Rate:        £227 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
Supported Rate:     £161 - Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
FAB Fund Rate:       £95 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £57 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page

Extending Your Retreat = £44 per night - Conditions apply - please see box

Before you book, please read these guidelines regarding 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 (i.e. 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 or psychological care you might need at this time. It could possibly be more appropriate to practise in or seek out a setting where there are more opportunities for interpersonal engagement.

  • 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 opening day if requested.
  • If you have any questions about the above please contact: retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk


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

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Price: £189.00

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