Meditation Day: Relaxing into Presence

£33.00


Friday 6 Mar 2020

Please arrive between 8.30am – 9.15am to register.
The session will end at approximately 5.15 pm


Note: If you are booking for yourself and someone else you must make a separate booking for each person.

Spaces Available
SKU: 20136-0-0-a-f Category: Tag:

This day will offer an opportunity to explore the practice of Insight Meditation in silence, with instructions on bringing awareness to the whole of our day in a relaxed way, and reflections on the Buddha’s teachings about the foundations of happiness and well-being.

The practice will flow between periods of sitting, walking and standing meditation.

Building work at Gaia House during 2020

We are excited to be getting started on our new Dartmoor Wing, thanks to the open-hearted and generous support of our sangha. The new two-storey building at the back of the Hermitage Wing on the site of the crumbling garages will enable us to double the number of single rooms we can offer to group retreatants, as well as provide badly-needed extra bathrooms.

We will take all possible care to minimise noise and schedule works to take place between group retreats, when our personal and work retreatants will have use of the main meditation hall, farthest from the building work. However, there may occasionally be some disruption at Gaia House in 2020 and we intend and hope that this does not cause disturbance during your retreat.


GAVIN MILNE has been practising Insight Meditation since 2004, and was invited to teach in 2015, training under the guidance of Yanai Postelnik. Inspired and influenced by other paths, he is particularly interested in exploring practice wherever we find ourselves – everything from family life to responding to the wider issues of our era.

 


Retreat Code = 20136

A = suitable for all
B = particularly suitable for beginners

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


Friday 6 March 2020

Standard Rate:      £33
FAB Fund Rate:        £17 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £10 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page