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Dharma Training Programme 2022 – Mindful Living Retreat

Join this weekend retreat to explore the wisdom of the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing

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4 Feb 2022 - 6 Feb 2022

Mindful Living. This body, this breath, this feeling.

This retreat is for people with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing practice


About the retreat

How can we come home to ourselves and be at ease? What am I doing on my meditation cushion? How can we live peacefully with our feelings?

This weekend at Shallowford Retreat Centre explores some answers to these questions, with Dharma Teachers Jane Coatesworth and Lesley Collington. The wisdom of the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing will be used as the basis for the teaching. During the retreat we have the opportunity to practice mindfully throughout the day and to form a caring community. In this environment we can relax and make space to look deeply into the teachings and to integrate them with our own experience.


‘Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.’ Thich Nhat Hanh


Practical Information

The residential retreat 

This retreat will be held from 4th to 6th February 2022 at Shallowford, Staffordshire.

Shallowford House is the retreat and conference centre of the Diocese of Lichfield. It is a 19th-century building set in beautiful gardens near Stone, Staffordshire and close to exit 14 of the M6.

There are a number of single, twin and double bedroom rooms, including one bedroom suitable for wheelchair access. The rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The retreat will begin with supper at 6.00pm on Friday, 4th February and will end on the afternoon of the 6th. People are welcome to arrive at any time after 4.30PM on the 4th. Further details, and a retreat programme, will be circulated in mid-January.

Booking is available now – there are still some places left.  Any surplus from this event will help us continue to share Thay’s teachings in the UK.

Covid-19 Guidelines:

“Participants of this residential event must comply with the relevant Government Covid-19 guidelines in force at the time of the event. Participants must also comply with the Covid-19 guidelines at the event venue. Further details of the Covid-19 requirements will be sent to ticket-holders one week before the start of the event.”

The retreat on Zoom
There is the option of attending the retreat online via  Zoom. You can fully participate in the programme, including supper on the first evening and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. It can be a wonderful opportunity. We invite you to create a retreat atmosphere at home – planned meals, a quiet corner for meditation, a holiday from being online. We are aware that some retreatants will have family around them and we fully support your need to take care of responsibilities. We suggest sharing a copy of the programme with your family so that they can particularly support you for the sittings, the talks and the dharma sharing.
To book the online retreat, scroll down to the end of the “Tickets” list, and choose ‘Donation’ ticket. We suggest a donation of £45 to help cover our costs.

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