This year the retreat will be held on line via Zoom Webinar. The experience of holding a retreat in this way has worked well recently and an excellent response was received.
Many Quakers today are drawn to the clarity of guidance on mindfulness in the Buddhist tradition. Buddhists are often interested in the distinctive combination of Quaker silence and social action. These complementary interests have been nurtured by the regular retreats at Woodbrooke over the past twenty years. In this online retreat we will continue this exploration, with opportunities throughout the weekend to join together for mindful sitting and walking meditation, meeting for worship, talks, sharing groups and deep relaxation. For those who have been on Mindfully Together retreats or Being Peace weekends, this will be a valuable chance to reconnect, and for rest and renewal. For those who are new to Buddhism or Quakerism, explanations and support will be given.
The retreat will be facilitated by UK Dharma Teacher Lesley Collington and Woodbrooke Tutor Tim Peat Ashworth.
How to attend
Booking is available through the Woodbrooke website, please go to: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/bringing-quaker-and-buddhist-practice-together