The Art of Solitude – A One Day Retreat with Stephen Batchelor, 8th July 2017

The Art of Solitude

A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Stephen Batchelor

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

(by kind permission of the Society of Friends)

Registration: 9.30 am Start: 10.00 am Finish: 5.00 pm

Cost: £10 in advance*, £12 on the day (+ teacher Dana**)

[Concessions (students, unwaged, retired) £7]

* To book in advance, please email cambridgeinsight@gmail.com for details of the bank account to pay money into. More details at https://cambridgedayretreats.wordpress.com/about/booking-and-payment/

** The registration fee only covers running costs and travelling expenses. Teachers rely on the financial generosity of retreatants for their living; there will be an opportunity to offer contributions (dana) on the day.

Stephen Batchelor studied for eight years under the guidance of Tibetan lamas and completed a three-year Zen training in Korea. A former Buddhist monk, he is the author of Alone with Others, The Faith to Doubt, The Awakening of the West, Buddhism without Beliefs and Verses from the Centre: a Buddhist Vision of the Sublime. He is a Gaia House guiding teacher and co-founder of Sharpham College. He teaches worldwide and lives in South West France. Stephen’s Confession of a Buddhist Atheist is an account of his journey through Buddhism.

Please bring your own cushion or stool and mat, if desired, (there are plenty of chairs), and a packed lunch (tea and coffee will be provided). If coming by car, Park and Ride is a way to avoid difficult and expensive parking in Cambridge.

Day retreats offer a chance to practise meditation and mindfulness in a supportive environment. They include alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, and the teacher provides guidance through meditation instruction, a Dharma (teaching) talk, and a question and answer session. Beginners are offered additional instruction and assistance. For experienced meditators the day is an opportunity to refresh and deepen practice. The retreats are normally held in silence.

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A One Day Retreat with Martine Batchelor, 17th June 2017

Meditation in daily life: Effortless Effort

A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Martine Batchelor

Saturday, 17th June 2017

Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

(by kind permission of the Society of Friends)

During this daylong we will explore appropriate and beneficial effort when meditating and trying to be mindful.  We will try to find a balance between trying too hard or too little.  In this way we will endeavor to cultivate calm and clarity equally for our own well-being and the well-being of others

Registration: 9.30 am Start: 10.00 am Finish: 5.00 pm

Cost: £10 in advance*, £12 on the day (+ teacher Dana**)

[Concessions (students, unwaged, retired) £7]

* To book in advance, please email cambridgeinsight@gmail.com for details of the bank account to pay money into.  More details at https://cambridgedayretreats.wordpress.com/about/booking-and-payment/

** The registration fee only covers running costs and travelling expenses. Teachers rely on the financial generosity of retreatants for their living; there will be an opportunity to offer contributions (dana) on the day.

Martine Batchelor was a Zen nun in Korea for ten years. She is a guiding teacher at Gaia House and teaches meditation worldwide. Her books include: Meditation for Life, Principles of Zen, The Spirit of the Buddha, and, Let go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits.

Please bring your own cushion or stool and mat, if desired, (there are plenty of chairs), and a packed lunch (tea and coffee will be provided). If coming by car, Park and Ride is a way to avoid difficult and expensive parking in Cambridge.

Day retreats offer a chance to practise meditation and mindfulness in a supportive environment. They include alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, and the teacher provides guidance through meditation instruction, a Dharma (teaching) talk, and a question and answer session. Beginners are offered additional instruction and assistance. For experienced meditators the day is an opportunity to refresh and deepen practice. The retreats are normally held in silence.

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A One Day Meditation Retreat with Bhante Bodhidhamma 27th May 2017

A One Day Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Saturday 27th May 2017

Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

Information on the various forms of meditation taught by Bhante can be found at
http://www.satipanya.org.uk/index.php?page=teachings.

This day is not exclusively the Mahasi Method described and absolute beginners are very welcome.

Registration: 9.30am Retreat Start: 10.00am Finish: 4.30pm

Cost: £10 in advance*, £12 on the day (+ teacher Dana**)

[Concessions (students, unwaged, retired) £7]

* To book in advance, please email cambridgeinsight@gmail.com for details of the bank account to pay money into.  More details at https://cambridgedayretreats.wordpress.com/about/booking-and-payment/

** The registration fee hopefully covers running costs and travelling expenses. Teachers rely on the financial generosity of retreatants for their living; there will be a bowl or box at the retreat for any contributions (dana) you would like to make.

Bhante Bodhidhamma is English and an ordained monk. He ordained in Asia during 1986. In 1998 he returned to Britain and has since been teaching in England and elsewhere including Ireland, Italy and Switzerland. Between 2000 and 2005 he was a teacher in residence at Gaia House and is now the spiritual director of the Satipanya Buddhist Trust.
http://www.satipanya.org.uk/

Please bring your own cushion or stool and mat if desired. In addition, there are plenty of chairs. Hot drinks will be supplied, but we ask that you bring vegetarian food to share for lunch, attempting to achieve zero waste, so not too much please.

Day retreats offer a chance to practice meditation and mindfulness in a supportive environment. The rhythm of such days includes alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a teacher provides guidance through meditation instruction, a Dharma (teaching) talk, and a question and answer session. Beginners are offered additional instruction and assistance, while for experienced meditators the day is an opportunity to refresh and deepen their practice. Apart from the set times of communication, the retreats are normally held in silence.

Date for your 2018 diary: Bhante’s day retreat in Cambridge will be on Saturday 26 May 2018.

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Posters to advertise our day retreats

We have made posters to advertise our day retreats.  If you have somewhere you could put up a poster or two, please print them out and put them up.  Thank you.

Poster for Jaya Rudgard’s day retreat, 11th March 2017

Poster covering all the Insight Meditation day retreats for 2017

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Caring for ourselves, Caring for our world – A One Day Retreat with Jaya Rudgard, 11th March 2017

Caring for ourselves, Caring for our world

A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Jaya Rudgard

Saturday, March 11th 2017

In developing the qualities of mindfulness and goodwill, we protect ourselves and we protect others. This day of practice together will cultivate our inherent capacities for mindful presence, discernment and heartfulness through guided meditation practice and dharma reflection. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation and some mindful movement.

Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

(by kind permission of the Society of Friends)

Registration: 9.30 am Start: 10.00 am Finish: 5.00 pm

Cost: £10 in advance*, £12 on the day (+ teacher Dana**)

[Concessions (students, unwaged, retired) £7]

* To book in advance, please email cambridgeinsight@gmail.com for details of the bank account to pay money into.  More details at https://cambridgedayretreats.wordpress.com/about/booking-and-payment/

** The registration fee only covers running costs and travelling expenses. Teachers rely on the financial generosity of retreatants for their living; there will be an opportunity to offer contributions (dana) on the day.

Jaya Rudgard began meditating in the 1980s and practiced for eight years as a nun in the Theravada tradition with Ven. Ajahn Sumedho. She is a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training and teaches insight meditation and mindfulness in the UK and internationally.

(Note this day was originally going to be led by Catherine McGee, but she was unable to do it in the end. Our thanks go to Jaya Rudgard for stepping in at short notice.)

Please bring your own cushion or stool and mat, if desired, (there are plenty of chairs), and a packed lunch (tea and coffee will be provided). If coming by car, Park and Ride is a way to avoid difficult and expensive parking in Cambridge.

Day retreats offer a chance to practise meditation and mindfulness in a supportive environment. They include alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, and the teacher provides guidance through meditation instruction, a Dharma (teaching) talk, and a question and answer session. Beginners are offered additional instruction and assistance. For experienced meditators the day is an opportunity to refresh and deepen practice. The retreats are normally held in silence.

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Ajahn Brahm talk in Cambridge, 26 October 2016

The Cambridge University Buddhist Society are organising a talk by

Ajahn Brahm
Befriending Inner Fear

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

The evening will begin with a guided meditation, followed by a talk and then a question and answer session. More details at http://anukampaproject.org/events/26th-cambridge-dhamma-talk/

Ajahn Brahm is a well known Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition and a Cambridge University Physics Alumni from the late 1960s. He is now based in Perth, Australia, but is coming to the UK to give a series of talks. Well known for his light hearted approach to life’s toughest issues and for his deep wisdom.  http://cms.bodhinyana.org.au/ and you can see Ajahn Brahm on https://www.youtube.com/user/BuddhistSocietyWA

There will be a collection for the Anukampa Project which is a fundraising project to support the nuns order in the UK led by Venerable Canda. More information can be found here: http://anukampaproject.org

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Passion and Dispassion – A One Day Retreat with Catherine McGee, 17th September 2016

Passion and Dispassion- a path of equanimity and aliveness

A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Catherine McGee

Saturday, September 17th 2016

Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

(by kind permission of the Society of Friends)

Registration: 9.30 am Start: 10.00 am Finish: 5.00 pm

Cost: £10 in advance*, £12 on the day (+ teacher Dana**)

[Concessions (students, unwaged, retired) £7]

* To book in advance, please email cambridgeinsight@gmail.com for details of the bank account to pay money into.  More details at https://cambridgedayretreats.wordpress.com/about/booking-and-payment/

** The registration fee only covers running costs and travelling expenses. Teachers rely on the financial generosity of retreatants for their living; there will be an opportunity to offer contributions (dana) on the day.

Catherine McGee has practised and studied Buddhist meditation with senior teachers from Asia and the West since 1991. She has been teaching Insight Meditation at Gaia House and internationally since 1997. Her teaching emphasises embodied practice and the integration and translation of our deepest understandings into our life. She is also a student and teacher in training of Diamond Approach of AH Almaas.

Please bring your own cushion or stool and mat, if desired, (there are plenty of chairs), and a packed lunch (tea and coffee will be provided). If coming by car, Park and Ride is a way to avoid difficult and expensive parking in Cambridge.

Day retreats offer a chance to practise meditation and mindfulness in a supportive environment. They include alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, and the teacher provides guidance through meditation instruction, a Dharma (teaching) talk, and a question and answer session. Beginners are offered additional instruction and assistance. For experienced meditators the day is an opportunity to refresh and deepen practice. The retreats are normally held in silence.

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