Many of us feel that we have had to turn the precious gift of being alive into a routine existence, thus limiting or forgetting our innate depth and potential.
On this retreat we will explore how the qualities of compassionate presence, deep listening and energised enquiry can re-awaken our heart-mind to meet the whole of life with greater reverence, freedom and wonder, in an ever-deepening journey of discovery of what it may mean to be fully human.
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)
CHRIS CULLEN has practised and studied BuddhaDharma since 1994 and has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats since 2008. He is on the staff at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and teaches mindfulness courses for MPs in Parliament. He has a psychotherapy practice in Oxford.
Listen to one of Chris Cullen's Talks given at Insight Meditation Society Retreat Center on 29.01.2015: Compassion (Duration 63:02)
Retreat Code = 17168
A = suitable for all
Friday 15 December 2017 - Tuesday 19 December 2017 (4 nights)
Standard Rate:  £220- Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate: £187- Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate: £264 - 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 almost full - there are only limited spaces available
- To join the Waiting List, a non-refundable registration fee of £1.00 is required
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- We will contact you if and when a place on this retreat becomes available
- Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place