Allowing the busyness of daily life to fall away, we can begin to rest gently in a spacious awareness of what is.
The silence, sitting and walking of Insight Meditation and the standing and movement of Qigong are seamlessly woven together into a form that invites us to gently explore the ways in which we define and limit ourselves. From this, insight can effortlessly arise into our true nature and free us to live in a wiser and more compassionate relationship with ourselves and the world.
This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience and health.
NORMAN FELDMAN has been practising Vipassana Meditation since 1971. Since 1986 he has been leading Insight Meditation retreats internationally, leading sutta study classes, and guiding pilgrimages to Buddhist sites in India. Norman is a co-founder of True North Insight Retreat Centre in Canada. Full bio at InsightMeditationRetreats.ca
Listen to one of Norman Feldman's Talks given at Gaia House on 25.3.2016: Baseball and Cricket (Duration 46:54)
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 = 18162
A = suitable for all
Friday 28 September - Wednesday 3 October 2018 (5 nights)
Standard Rate: £280 - Please pay this rate if you can
Sponsor Rate: £336 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
Supported Rate: £238 - Available if the Standard Rate is too high for you
FAB Fund Rate: £140 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £84 - 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.
This retreat is not available for booking.