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Meditation Day: Finding Peace in a Changing World

Meditation Day: Finding Peace in a Changing World

This will be a day of Insight Meditation practice in silence, with meditation instructions and a Dharma talk. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.

A vegetarian lunch will be provided. (Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and simple diet options are available on request.) Meditation mats, blankets, cushions and benches are available, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.


YANAI POSTELNIK has practiced and studied Insight Meditation and Buddhism since 1990 and has been teaching internationally for over 20 years. He is much inspired by the Thai forest tradition and the transformative power of the natural world. Yanai is a Core Faculty member of Insight Meditation Society, Massachusetts, and he lives with his wife Catherine McGee in Devon, England.

Listen to one of Yanai Postelnik's Talks given at Gaia House on 02.09.2013: The Art of Unknowing (Duration 61:05)


Gavin Milne will be an assistant teacher on this retreat.


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.

  • 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 opening day if requested.
  • If you have any questions about the above please contact: retreatmanager@gaiahouse.co.uk

Retreat Code = 18139

A = suitable for all

B = particularly suitable for beginners

Saturday 24 March 2018
Please register between 8.30 and 9.15am; ends about 5pm.

Standard Rate:      £32 - Please pay this rate if you can
FAB Fund Rate:       £16 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page
Young Persons Rate: £10 - For more details please see the Financial Assistance page


Retreat is Full 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.

Price: £1.00

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