We will cultivate a sustained and gentle attentiveness to the movement and stillness of body, heart and mind. As we bring investigation and kindness to this constantly changing experience of life, the entanglements that bind us become more visible, allowing us to soften and open to the simple perfection of the moment. Through this cultivation we can access a spaciousness, which allows our natural compassion and wisdom to become more available to us.
The Qigong practice is very much part of the meditative inquiry, using simple standing and moving exercises suitable for all levels of experience and health.
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)
BRAD RICHECOEUR has been practising Insight Meditation and Qigong for over 20 years. He is a senior student of Master Zhixing Wang, and brings a meditative inquiry into the nature of health, healing and embodied presence. He is the co-founder of Qigong Southwest and is also a Craniosacral Therapist and a tutor on the Craniosacral Therapy training at the Karuna Institute, Devon, UK.
Listen to one of Brad Richecoeur's Talks given at Gaia House on 13.12.2015: Ignition of the Three Energy Centres (Duration 58:27)
Retreat Code = 17161
A = suitable for all
Friday 13 October 2017 - Tuesday 17 October 2017 (4 nights)
Standard Rate:  £220- Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate: £187- Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
Sponsor Rate: £264 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
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