This retreat will be based on Theravada Buddhist meditation practices. It will focus on training in the cultivation of stillness/serenity and insight meditation. Instruction in the four heart qualities (loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity) will also be provided. There will be evening talks and workshop style morning instruction with Mal as well as morning yoga sessions with Lisa. Short individual interviews with Mal will be possible after Monday 18th.
General aims of the retreat:
• To provide the opportunity to experience first-hand the cultivation of insight, stillness, serenity and the heart qualities (loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity).
• 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 and related skills as part of their therapeutic and coaching repertoire.
The fees for this retreat outlined below, will cover food /accommodation.
In accordance with Buddhist traditions, the teaching on 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. Dana focuses on the cultivation of joy from giving.
Single room (7 day) – $685.00 + dana
Shared Room (7 day)- $615.00 + dana
Camping (7day) – $505.00 + dana
Shared Room (3 day)- $265.00 +dana
Camping (3 days)- $215.00 + dana
Day Ticket / Non Residential (per day)- $30 + dana