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3-day Meditation Retreat "Living as a Monk: Simplify Life, Amplify Happiness"

World Peace Initiative and Mind Stories Group

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM (BST)

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World Peace Initiative Foundation and Mind Stories Team would like to welcome you to a weekend retreat in the city of London. You will try a lifestyle based on the practice of a Buddhist monk for 3 days to learn the art and science of meditation and mindfulness through teachings and workshops. This will bring more understanding about how Buddhist Monks simplify their lives yet amplify their happiness as scientists found in their research.

This retreat is designed for those who are interested in deepening their meditation experience, developing mindful habits, googling with a Buddhist Monk and mentors on different aspects of life, exploring the ancient Buddhist philosophies (such as Law of Karma, impermanence, and Noble 8-fold Path), and enjoying the special activities which are practical, applicable, yet fun in its own way that can only be experienced.  

Our goal is to bring you on an insightful knowledge and wisdom filled journey hardly found elsewhere in order to cultivate inner peace for personal and professional growth. The technique used for our meditation and mindfulness practice is called “Center of the Body” technique (or Center of Gravity) which is the place where our body and mind can be in balance. During the retreat, the Teaching Monk will guide you through 7 bases of the mind until you gently reach the Center of the Body where the mind can become more powerful. This technique has been taught 2500 years ago since the Buddha’s time.

"The first of its kind where you learn the lifestyle of a Buddhist Monk in the heart of London to simplify life and amplify happiness. Register for an early bird rate today!"


  • 8 Guided Step-by-Step Meditation Sessions

  • 6 Life lessons based on Buddhist Philosophy and Monastic Lifestyle

  • Mindfulness in Action (Workshop)

  • Q&A “Meditation Clinic” with a Teaching Monk

  • 2-night accommodation


The program explains how living a monk life makes it possible to easily obtain genuine peace and happiness from within. Participants will learn selected monastic practices that will simplify lives yet bring them closer to the ultimate goal of life. The lesson includes knowing yourself, knowing the purpose of life, knowing the line between positivity-negativity, right-wrong, and should and should not, knowing the noble eightfold path, and knowing the three pillars of perfection, which helps develop good habits that will help one become a better self. In the end, a real-life example will also be demonstrated in order to bring the retreat environment back to the modern world.

Examples of Topics:

  • Monastic lifestyle: ancient wisdom that creates the missing clarity

  • The art of letting go

  • Discovering true purpose of life

  • Three pillars of perfection

  • The revelation of ‘self’

  • Simplicity in the modern world


Venerable Phra John Paramai was commonly known as Monk John. He was once a pianist, a photographer, and a computer programmer, has become a Theravada Buddhist Monk for 10 years after finished his PhD in Telematics. With the knowledge from his tech background, he has pioneered in developing the biggest free online self-development and meditation platform that has users from over 200 countries and territories. He travels the world and gives his insights on mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist philosophy for detoxing, balancing and enriching life of the modern world to individuals, NGOs, government agencies, universities, and companies (such as Google, Orange, Ogilvy, Teamwork, etc.) in 58 countries.


The Royal Foundation of Saint Katharine
Address: 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS

St Katharine

St. Katharine’s is a place where many have found its sense of calm transforms the way they feel. Whether on a short stay in London, a business trip, a holiday from abroad or a personal retreat, we offer a unique London accommodation alternative to London hotels.

Peaceful London Setting
In keeping with the peaceful environment, there are no televisions in the bedrooms, however complimentary high-speed WiFi is available throughout St Katharine’s. Our spacious lounge, conservatory, garden and a small library are all wonderful settings to spend time relaxing or working during your stay.

Our beautiful garden is home to undisturbed wildlife also finding sanctuary at St Katharine’s. You can often see blackbirds, wood pigeons, squirrels in the sheltered space of our garden.

You may also be interested to go across into the rose garden, where you can find the rose bush planted by our patron Queen Elizabeth II during her last visit.

Have questions about 3-day Meditation Retreat "Living as a Monk: Simplify Life, Amplify Happiness"? Contact World Peace Initiative and Mind Stories Group

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The Royal Foundation of St Katharine
2 Butcher Row
E14 8DS London
United Kingdom

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM (BST)

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