G.R.A.C.E: Generosity, Reflection, Acceptance, Compassion, Equanimity
This 5-day silent retreat is for anyone who is wishing to deepen their personal practice of mindfulness and self-compassion and the 5 qualities of G.R.A.C.E. The philosophy of mindfulness and self-compassion will be woven throughout the retreat. You will be invited to practice noticing ‘what is here for you in this moment?’ Ongoing inquiry of what is present will be married in with the deepening into ‘what is needed in this moment?’ Therefore, building understanding of being present to experience and the experiencer, holding both in kindness, connection and presence.
This retreat allows opportunity to strengthen your ability to be present with yourself just as you are within the safe container of expert guidance by experienced retreat teachers and a small group of compassionate fellow practitioners.
The daily schedule includes guided and silent stillness and walking meditation, mindful movement practices and teaching focused on applying mindfulness and self-compassion, in particular personal practice in daily life. Individual and group inquiry sessions with teachers are included.
This fulfils the silent retreat requirement for professional teacher training in MSC, MBSR and MBCT. Spaces limited as we aspire to keep this group to a small size of around 25.