Spring Silent Retreat Day in aid of DEC
Silent Retreat in aid of DEC relief for the devastating earthquakes that have hit Turkey and Syria
- Starts 2 AprStarts 2 Apr
- 2 British pounds£2
Sunday 2 April 11am - 4 pm The Spring Silent Retreat will be held in person and via zoom. All funds raised will go to the locally-led relief efforts in the devastating earthquakes that have hit Turkey and Syria, killing thousands of people and reducing buildings to rubble. People need aid to survive. People have been left without shelter in freezing winter conditions, with humanitarian needs expected to grow. Access to clean water will likely be a challenge, bringing the risk of cholera and other diseases. DEC charities and their local partners are among the first responders, working with locally-led relief efforts in Turkey (now known as Türkiye) and Syria. All donations for attendance at this workshop will be made to DEC. The British Government is matching donations with an equal donation. This day offers an opportunity deepen your mindfulness and meditation practice. For those with an existing practice and teachers (or trainee teachers) of mindfulness-based programmes. It also forms part of what the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA) outlines as continued professional development. The day starts at 11 am and will finish at 4 pm. It will include guided sitting, standing and walking meditation practices of up to 30 minutes in length and extended periods of silence. If the weather permits the walking meditation will be out in the garden and fields exploring the arrival of Spring. The day lasts for 5 hours with several convenience breaks and a break for lunch between 1 and 2 pm in which you are invited to continue to practise in silence while eating a meal or engaging in other activities during the break. The day will allow you to develop deeper insight into moment-by-moment experience, recognise more clearly the habits of the mind and how we might work more skilfully with these. It will also be an opportunity to revisit and deepen learning from familiar mindfulness practices.
Lambourn, Hungerford RG17 7UN, UK