Stillness Flowing: Mindfulness in movement and meditation

  • Aug 11

    Friday Aug 11, 2023 - Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

    (Start time Fri 16:00 CEST - End time Wed 14:00 CEST) Jaya Rudgard, River Wolton
    • Please click on Register to select any options available.
    The fee does not contribute towards the livelihood of our teachers. You will be invited to offer teacher dana at the end of the course.
Description

A retreat exploring the world of the Satipatthāna Sutta - the Buddha’s discourse on ways of establishing mindfulness - through the complementary practices of insight meditation and qigong.

This mostly silent retreat will include teaching, guided and silent meditations, periods of movement and stillness, as well as opportunities for inquiry, sharing and discussion. We will make the most of the opportunity to practise outdoors in the beautiful surroundings of ITC Naarden as long as conditions permit.

About Qigong:

Qigong is rooted in the contemplative and healing arts of ancient China. Like Buddhist teaching, it is deeply respectful of our non-separateness from the world around us. It develops mindfulness and promotes physical health, mental clarity and emotional balance. It is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and those living with most health conditions as it can be adapted to the needs of each practitioner.

Event Details

Cost:

  • This retreat is offered on a dana basis – you will be asked to make an additional monetary donation at the end of the course to support the livelihood of the teacher.
  • If paying a deposit – balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks before the module start
  • A limited number of Bursary places are available for this course.

Additional Information: 

  • Open to all – new and experienced practitioners alike
  • Participants are asked to contribute 1 hour of work a day, in order to help with the running of the retreat
  • Periods of silent meditation practice, as well as teachings
  • All meals included – vegetarian food with the possibility of catering for special diets

Teachers:

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JAYA RUDGARD
began meditating in the 1980s and practised for eight years as a nun in the Thai Forest tradition in England with Ven. Ajahn Sumedho as her teacher. She is a graduate of the Insight Meditation Society/Spirit Rock Teacher Training and teaches Insight Meditation and mindfulness in the UK and internationally. Jaya is a qualified yoga teacher and a certified Holden Qigong instructor.

River Wolton is a Community Dharma Leader authorised by Gaia House Teacher Council, and has completed Dharma Teacher Training with Bodhi College. A former Derbyshire Poet Laureate, she has led writing and arts projects for many years, and is an activist in the LGBTQI+ community.

 

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