11am Welcome/ Brief Intro.
Loving Kindness Practice
Ends @ 4pm
WHAT IS A RETREAT?
A retreat is essentially a period of time; a day, a few days or longer; reserved for the practice of meditation or related disciplines. On the one day mindfulness retreat that we run as a supplement to the eight week course, participants will have the opportunity to practise a succession of mindfulness meditations, such as the body scan, mindfulness of breath and sounds, mindful walking etc, with silence in between, thus providing more depth and continuity in the practices themselves than would normally be possible during a two hour class. The Loving Kindness meditation is also introduced on the day retreat.
On these all day sessions participants are often surprised by the accumulative effect of these complementary methods, in enriching their experience of themselves and the world around them.
While the format of the day retreat is primarily aimed at meeting the needs of people who have completed, or nearly completed, an eight week foundation course, it could also be suitable for anyone else who has some prior experience of mindfulness meditation, e.g. focusing on body and breath. If you are not sure whether or not the day retreat would be appropriate for you present needs, then feel free to contact us.
As well as our regular Day Retreats we also offer occasional Non-Residential Weekend Retreats to everyone engaged in mindfulness training. We are also planning to run some longer residential retreats for our wider community. Watch this space...
Here is an example of a more specialist retreat, on the theme of loss and bereavement, that Mindfullybeing has recently been involved with: Residential Retreat (Isle of Arran), Scotland.
For All Day and Weekend Retreats:
Arrive well before the start time.
The retreat will be in silence, with the space towards the end to speak from the silence.
Bring vegetarian lunch (extra portions) to share. (No Meat/Fish Please)
Bring your own meditation gear (if you have one) however we do provide some.
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided,
Bring your water bottle/ medicines, etc...
No magazines, books, mobiles/ I-pads/ laptops on the retreat.
All Day Retreats in Edinburgh are held every fourth Saturday of the month.
There will be NO Retreats in Glasgow until further notice.