This weekend is suitable for newcomers and is an introduction to mindfulness: as a meditation practice, as a way of being and as part of a spiritual path.
Mindfulness practices can help us to develop a serene, alert, focussed state of mind, in which we can get beyond the usual chatter in our heads and start to listen to our deeper inspiration and wisdom. On a retreat, beyond the busyness and pressures of our daily lives, we can give ourselves space and time to go deeper into our experience, and allow clearer perspectives to emerge on what is truly important to us in our lives.
We will fully introduce the Mindfulness of Breathing, a simple, effective and traditional meditation. In this practice we focus on the natural experience of breathing, in a way which is both directed and relaxed and which unfolds through a series of structured stages.
The retreat will also include activities to explore bringing mindfulness into our daily lives, small discussion groups, presentations, and some time for ourselves: to relax, let go and appreciate sitting quietly or walking in the landscape.