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Patience, Kindness and Right View

A Gaia House online Meditation Day with Laura Bridgman

Wednesday, 28 April, 10.00 am – 4.30 pm (BST)

 

This retreat is open to all, including beginners and those with experience. Please join us.

Teacher:

 

 

Retreat description

In this retreat we will contemplate and bring into our practice patience and kindness together with Right View. These qualities create an atmosphere of mind that is able to abide with a gentle, tolerant, accepting presence. Then the clarity of perspective that is Right View is able to penetrate and understand suffering.

Format

Joining this Retreat will require your commitment to attend ideally the whole day (both morning and afternoon sessions), if your time does not permit this, you may wish to attend:

The whole morning (10-12.30pm)

OR

The whole afternoon (2pm-4.30pm).

You will not have to look at your screen for all the time we are together: at times you may only want to listen in.

Schedule

All times shown are in British Summer Time

10.00 am – 12.30 pm — Welcome to the morning practice period, which will include, guided meditation, dharma talk and reflections

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm — The afternoon practice period will include instructions, guided meditation and reflections

Using Zoom

This online retreat will use the Zoom platform. For support with learning how to use Zoom, please click here to read the guidance we’ve put together on our website. Please read the first section, ‘Using Zoom’, before registering.

Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding the retreat, you can send an email to info@gaiahouse.co.uk We will respond as quickly as possible, but we have a reduced team during this time so we apologise if you have to wait longer than usual.

Dana/generosity

None of your registration fee goes to the teacher. Gaia House teachers rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. There will be an opportunity to make a dana offering to your teacher at the end of the event.

Click here to read more about the practice of dana.

Dana can be offered to Laura via the Gaia House website by clicking here. Please click on Teacher and then specify that your donation is for ‘Laura– Meditation Day’ in the notes section on the checkout page.

Dana can also be offered to Gaia House’s residential service team via our website here: https://gaiahouse.co.uk/support-us/.  Whilst our retreat centre remains closed, this team is taking care of Gaia House on the ground, as well as offering tech support for online retreats and responding to email and telephone enquiries.

With deep appreciation for your generosity.

 

Well-being guidelines - please click here to read before booking

Before you book, please read these guidelines about mental well-being and silent retreats:

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 participate in a retreat. 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.
  • If you have any questions about this, please contact Susanne using the email address, retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk

 

Registration

Meditation Day: Patience, Kindness and Right View


To register for this retreat:
  1. Please look at the rates listed below and enter the amount appropriate to you in the amount box.
  2. Then complete the registration form.
  3. Please read our Booking & cancellation conditions before completing your booking.

Rates:
Registration is on a sliding-scale starting at £0. Please consider paying at the highest rate that you are able to. Your generosity is vital in supporting Gaia House to sustain its Dharma offerings for the benefit of all.

We are committed to ensuring that our programme is available to everyone who wishes to participate. If our registration band is too high for you, you can enter the amount you are able to pay.

Registration:           £20 — £50 (if this amount is too high, please feel welcome to pay what is appropriate for your current circumstances)

Dānanandi Sangha:         £0     As a regular donor to Gaia House you are contributing already. Thank you.

A note on dana/generosity
None of your registration fee goes to the teacher(s). Gaia House teachers rely on the generosity of students for their livelihood. There will be an opportunity to make a dana offering to your teacher(s) at the end of the event.
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