This is the third of three Dharma Training Programme retreats in 2020. We will explore the the practice of meditation (‘Dhyana’) and inclusiveness (‘Kshanti’). Practitioners can join these retreats on a one-off basis, but are encouraged to attend two or all three to explore different aspects of the practice.
On this retreat, we will explore ways in which we can bring the practices of meditation and inclusiveness into our daily lives.
The retreat runs from 7.00pm on Friday 23rd October to 4.00pm to Sunday 25th October. The retreat will now be held online using Zoom. This retreat is available for a donation of whatever you feel appropriate (minimum £1) .
The retreat is suitable for those with an established practice and understanding of mindfulness and includes:
– On this retreat we will practice both guided and silent sitting meditation, indoor walking meditation, the schedule will include the invitation to practice outdoor walking meditation, mindful meals and noble silence in-between our online sessions.
– Opportunities to learn from others through dharma sharing and exploration.
– Dharma teaching from Plum Village UK Dharma Teachers Theresa Payne and Lesley Collington.
Set texts for reflection may be shared with you before the retreat.
The retreat is organised by the Community of Interbeing (COI) / Plum Village UK. The COI is a growing network of people in the UK who practice mindfulness and aspire to develop peace and happiness in ourselves and in the world by living according to the teachings on global ethics of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. His teachings, which can be followed by people of all ages and any religion or none, are notable for their emphasis on joy, engagement in the world, and integrating the practice of mindfulness into daily life. The COI is a registered educational charity offering a programme of courses, retreats and events and encourages and supports local groups that meet to practice mindfulness.
How to attend
You can register online via Eventbrite.
To register for our Dharma Training Programme you will need to become a member of the Community of Interbeing. You can join for as little as £1 a month by visiting https://sandpit.plumvillage.uk/join-us/