Online live participation, 5-day Secular Silent teacher-lead Mindfulness MBSR Retreat.
The theme for this retreat is Mindfulness and Compassion, Investigating the Four Brahmavihārās and will be lead by Bodhin Philip Woodward with guest Teachers Monique Leverington (Mindful Movement and Yoga)
Online anywhere in the world!
ONLINE HOME RETREAT, LIVE PARTICIPATION.
21st – 26th May 2021
Friday 21st May at 18.00h – Wednesday 26th May at 09.00h, 5 days
Price Online: 290 euros
This kind of ‘home retreat’ is a new innovation and is designed to meet the needs of these challenging times. We are trying out a new form and hope that it will provide a powerful way to integrate retreat and daily life.
We propose to complete the Retreat in 3 live sessions per day online, live and interactive, via the Zoom platform. You will need a stable internet connection and flexibility to create the space you need to engage fully with the programme.
Mindfulness and Compassion, Investigating the Four Brahmavihārās, the sublime attitudes:
The Brahma-viharas are:
loving-kindness or benevolence (maitrī/metta)
empathetic joy (mudita)
They are also known as the four immeasurables or four infinite minds. We will also be looking at the Metta Sutta and The Heart Sūtra. Whilst having their roots in Buddhist psychology, the themes and explorations will be presented in terms of secular mindfulness programmes such as MBSR and MBCT.
Online participation shares much of the same conventions as ‘in-person’ participation: You are joining an immersive retreat and you will be as visible in the virtual classroom as you would be in-person. Our virtual classroom will use Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool that is the platform of choice for courses like this one. Zoom is very user friendly whatever your level of experience or comfort. Be assured – if you can click on a link then you can use this tool. Just as we have preparations to make to attend in-person retreats, there are preparations that we need to make in order to ensure we can maximise the immersive experience of this Retreat.
8.00 Guided Mindfulness practice
9.00 Personal time for preparing and eating breakfast
10.30 Morning of guided Mindfulness practices, sitting meditations, mindful movement, body scan, mindful walking.
13.00 Time to prepare and have lunch followed by free time to rest
16.30 Gentle Mindful Yoga
18.00 Further Teacher Guided Mindfulness practice
First and last days:
21st May 18.00h – 20.00h Introductions and presentation.
26th May 08.00h – 09.00h Final meditation.