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Mindfulness and the four heart qualities five day silent retreat, Varroville (near Sydney) , Australia

with Malcolm Huxter

August 13, 2017 - August 18, 2017

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In mindfulness and stillness we can cultivate the heart qualities of loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. These mutually supportive states enable us to transform psychological and interpersonal suffering.

General aims of the retreat:

  • To provide the opportunity to experience first hand the cultivation of mindfulness and the heart qualities.
  • To free oneself and others from psychological suffering and cultivate wellbeing and genuine happiness.
  • To enhance the skills and understanding of anyone wishing to develop these qualities as well as provide new ideas for therapists, programme leaders and other professionals who already use mindfulness, compassion, loving kindness, appreciative joy and equanimity as part of their therapeutic and coaching repertoire.

The Venue

Mt Carmel Retreat Centre is a peaceful and semi-rural sanctuary of 300 acres with birdlife and walking trails, 45 minutes outside of Sydney, near the Minto train station. You will have your own room with ensuite. The food is non-vegetarian, with vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options.

The fee for the retreat is $650, which will cover food /accommodation and contribute towards the teacher’s accommodation and airfare.

In accordance with Buddhist traditions, the fee for this retreat is dana based. Dana refers to the economy of generosity where the teachings are given freely and those who receive the teaching have the opportunity to reciprocate with a financial gift that they feel is suitable, after the retreat has finished.

The Teacher

Mal Huxter (MAPS, AABCAP) is a clinical psychologist in private practice. He is the author of “Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness.” Routledge 2016. A practicing psychologist for 26 years, he been teaching mindfulness and the four heart qualities to the general public, a range of cultures, clinical populations, therapists and other professionals since 1991. He began training in Buddhist meditation practices in 1975, living in Thailand as a Buddhist monk for two years in the late 1970’s.   As well as Theravada he has trained in other Buddhist and spiritual traditions.

Details

Start:
August 13, 2017
End:
August 18, 2017
Register:
http://www.malhuxter.com/retreat/

Teacher

Malcolm Huxter
Phone:
+61 431768299
Email:
malhuxter@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.malhuxter.com/

Venue

Mt Carmel Retreat Centre
247 St Andrews Rd,
Varroville (near Sydney) , NSW 2566 Australia
Phone:
+61 (0)2 8795 3400
Website:
http://carmeliteretreats.com.au/

Notes

In accordance with Buddhist traditions, the fee for this retreat is dana based. Dana refers to the economy of generosity where the teachings are given freely and those who receive the teaching have the opportunity to reciprocate with a financial gift that they feel is suitable, after the retreat has finished.