‘Mindful Self Compassion’- Day with Jiva Masheder

  • Mindful Self Compassion day
    29th February 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mindful Self Compassion is a great way of being both aware of our emotions and kind to ourselves, learning to listen to what we need and cultivate an attitude of kindness and compassion for ourselves. The Mindful Self Compassion course was designed by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer after they found that people who were (more…)

Day Retreat With Venerable Canda

  • 5th April 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Details of the day to follow.   Venerable Canda is an English Theravadin nun (Bhikkhuni) and a disciple of ‘Ajahn Brahm’. She is the spiritual director of the Anukampa Project, A UK Charity which promotes the teachings and practice of Early Buddhism and aims to develop a nuns’ monastery in the UK. For more information (more…)

‘The Silence of the Heart’- Day Retreat With Suvaco

  • 25th April 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this daylong  we will draw attention to the mystery of the heart, Citta in Pali. The heart not only as a physical organ, but as an imaginal and spiritual centre of stillness.  Once the feeling resonance of the heart is activated through meditation, energy work and chanting, we will  develop strategies to rest in (more…)

‘A Day of Vipassana, Insight Meditation, in the Mahasi Tradition’- Day With Bhante Bodhidhamma

  • 25th May 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma, one of the most influential vipassana insight meditation teachers of the last century, developed techniques to help us maintain moment to moment mindfulness from the instant we awake to the instant we fall asleep.  This leads not only to spiritual insights into our true, immortal  nature, but also, equally important, to the purification of the (more…)

The ‘Mind Itself Is Buddha’ – A day of Zen Practice With Zen Monk Mathew Shikito Cunningham

  • 13th June 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An introduction will be given to the practice of Soto Zen, one of the two major schools of Buddhism in Japan. This introduction will include a look at posture (body) and awareness (mind). We will eat lunch in a simplified ‘Oryoki’ style. Every element of Zen practice is an invitation to become united with each (more…)