A Series of Led Retreat Days with Bristol Insight Meditation

A Series of Led Retreat Days with Bristol Insight Meditation

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    Glenfrome Primary School

    Cottisford Road


    BS5 6TY

    United Kingdom

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    These days are led by facilitators from Gaia House on relevant Buddhist topics and practices

    About this event

    These retreat days will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections and discussions as well as an opportunity for Q&A.

    These retreats are open to newcomers to meditation as well as those with more experience.

    Saturday 17th September - Freedom of the Heart Unbound with Nathan Glyde

    The Buddha taught a path "good in the beginning, in the middle, and in the end". This statement emphasises how unbound well-being is not left only for completion, and reminds us to find release in every step of the great way.

    What might a continuously liberating path look like for us? Could these shoulders relax a little bit more right now; may this heart open in kindness to one more being in this moment; can this mind gather and sustain on just one 'thing' for a while? And from this new now, what else can soften, expand, release, unbind…?

    Let's dedicate this day of practice to the art of letting go, letting be, and letting in: opening our hearts and minds to what is here and now, and releasing onwards into something thoroughly unbound.

    Nathan Glyde: has been practicing and studying meditation since 1997, and sharing teachings on retreats since 2007. In 2004 he co-founded SanghaSeva whose retreats emphasise wisdom and compassion in ecological and humanitarian service. Nathan’s full teaching schedule is available at DependentOrigination.org

    Saturday 19th November - Aligning with a liberating flow of life with Gavin Milne

    Vivid water analogies appear in various places in the Buddha’s teachings, as well as those of latter day meditation masters, pointing towards the fluid nature of experience and Dharma practice as a whole.

    One analogy is the stream of 'mind', and how it can contain both wholesome and unwholesome currents that can be developed or redirected through practice. On this silent day retreat, we will get to know and feel into these currents within, whilst reflecting on how they are strengthened or abandoned in relationship to the ocean of conditions we find ourselves in in any moment. In this way, we can align ourselves with a liberating flow of life that involves all activities of body, speech and mind, in full participation with the world around.

    The day is suitable for all levels of experience, and will include meditation instructions on kind embodied awareness, as well as teaching reflections, and periods of walking meditation.

    We will touch on topics such as resistance, avoidance, compassion and engagement, in the context of our world and its troubles at this time.

    Gavin Milne: has been practicing the Dharma since 2004 and teaching since 2015. He is especially interested in the role and relevance of these teachings towards the individual, relational and societal transformations being called for in this era. And as such embracing and exploring practice in all areas of our life.

    Retreat Day Venue: Glenfrome Primary School, Bristol, BS5 6TY

    These days are run by Bristol Insight Meditation group from 10-5 with a shared lunch. You can arive as from 9.30 to havea bit of time for a drink and to settle in before we start at 10am.

    So please bring the following items with you on the day:

    • a vegetarian dish to share (or your own pack lunch if you prefer),
    • a yoga mat,
    • cushions and blankets so you can be comfortable for the day.

    Chairs and gym mats are provided.


    Early Bird Booking is £15 waged and £7.50 unwaged (plus booking fee).

    Teir 1 Booking is £20 waged and £10 unwaged.

    This covers the admin fees of the hall hire etc.

    We ask for dana (donation) to be given on the day to cover the cost of the teacher so please bring cash/cheque if you wish to donate towards the cost of the teaching itself.

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