This retreat is an opportunity to practice for a sustained period over the New Year, dedicated to cultivating a heart rooted in calm receptive insight. The retreat follows a similar outline to Insight Meditation retreats at Gaia House with instructions in Insight and Loving-kindness meditation, daily talks and meetings with teachers.
On New Year’s Eve we will offer an early evening period of reflection on the turning of the year.
To join this retreat you need to have attended at least one week’s previous residential Insight Meditation retreat.
We ask all participants to commit to staying for the whole week.
KIRSTEN KRATZ has practised Buddhist meditation in Asia and the West since 1993. She started teaching in 2006. One of her particular passions is exploring how wisdom teachings can foster appropriate responses to the challenges of our time; she supports those on personal retreat in Gaia House, is co-initiator of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement: DANCE and teaches retreats with SanghaSeva combining Dharma practice and Service.
Listen to one of Kirsten Kratz's Talks given at Gaia House on 23.03.2013: Calm and Kindness (Duration 38:57)
PAUL BURROWS is a student in the Insight Meditation tradition. He trained as a teacher with Christina Feldman, co-founder of Gaia House retreat centre and he now leads courses internationally. His exploring has led him through the monasteries and retreat centres of the Kathmandu Valley, India and the UK and through periods of intensive retreat practice in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He is now making a home in North London. Awakening City.com
Listen to one of Paul Burrows' Talks at Gaia House on 22.12.2015: What's With All This Meditation Then? (Duration 48:30)
SUVACO is a former Buddhist monk and a passionate advocate for embodying life in all of its forms. He lives in the South West UK where he works as a psychotherapist and Tai Qi teacher.
Listen to one of Suvaco's Talks at Gaia House on 15.06.2015: Evening Talk from Touching the Earth Retreat (Duration 47:09)
Retreat Code = 17169
C = special criteria, please read the retreat description carefully
E = experienced
Thursday 28 December 2017 - Wednesday 3 January 2018 (6 nights)
Standard Rate: £330 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate: £281 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate: £396 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
For additional help with retreat costs, other options are available
Extending Your Retreat = £43 per night - Conditions apply - please see box
This retreat is full - we are now operating a waiting list
- To join the Waiting List, a non-refundable registration fee of £1.00 is required.
- Please complete the checkout process and pay the registration fee.
- Confirmation of being added to the waiting list will be emailed to you.
- We will contact you if a place on this retreat becomes available.
- Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place.