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Meditation Day: Mindfulness, Well-being and Freedom

Meditation Day: Mindfulness, Well-being and Freedom

A day of silent meditation practice (including walking and sitting meditation), meditation guidance and a Dharma talk by Jenny Wilks. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome.

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.


JENNY WILKS has practised in various Buddhist traditions since the late 1980s, and has an MA in Indian Religions. She has taught for several years at Gaia House, the Barn Retreat near Totnes in Devon UK, and local meditation classes. She trained in clinical psychology and works as an MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) therapist and trainer at Exeter University.

Listen to one of Jenny Wilks' Talks at Gaia House on 31.12.2016: The Five Recollections (Duration 52:50)


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 = 18144

A = suitable for all

B = particularly suitable for beginners

Tuesday 1 May 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 Expired This is an old retreat and no longer available for booking.

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Price: £32.00

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