Audio from Bhante Bodhidhamma Day Retreat 2018

Here is the recording from a day retreat led by Bhante Bodhidhamma in May 2018 in Cambridge. You can listen below or go here to download all the mp3 files.

Dhamma Talk:

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Audio from Catherine McGee Day Retreat 2018

Here is the recording from a day retreat led by Catherine McGee in April 2018 in Cambridge. The theme of the day retreat was “Your Body, Buddha’s Body”. You can listen below or go here to download all the mp3 files.

Dhamma Talk:

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A One Day Meditation Retreat with Bhante Bodhidhamma 26th May 2018

A One Day Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Saturday 26th May 2018

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: £12, or £15 for Supporters. (+ teacher Dana*)

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

* To book in advance, please go to our eventbrite booking page.  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 2019 diary: Bhante’s day retreat in Cambridge will be on Saturday 25 May 2019.

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Audio from Kirsten Kratz Day Retreat 2018

Here is the recording from a day retreat led by Kirsten Kratz in February 2018 in Cambridge. The theme of the day retreat was “The Mystery of Being Human”. You can listen below or go here to download all the mp3 files.

Introduction and Guided Meditation:

Dhamma Talk:

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Your Body, Buddha’s Body. A One Day Retreat with Catherine McGee, 21st April 2018

Your Body, Buddha’s Body

A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Catherine McGee

Saturday, 21st April 2018

What perceptions of your body do focus on? Do they lead to or away from wisdom and kindness and meaningful participation in life?

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: £12, or £15 for Supporters. (+ teacher Dana*)

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

To book in advance, please go to our eventbrite booking page. 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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The Mystery of Being Human – A One Day Retreat with Kirsten Kratz, 24th February 2018

The Mystery of Being Human

A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Kirsten Kratz

Saturday, February 24th 2018

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: £12, or £15 for Supporters. (+ teacher Dana*)

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

To book in advance, please go to our eventbrite booking page. 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.

Practice invites us to be present to our whole being, with its inner landscapes of interplaying sensations, emotions, and movements of mind. In meditation we discover that the beautiful and nourishing qualities of care, compassion, joy, and wisdom are found and known in the body. It is intimacy with this body/mind/heart that allows us to experience them deeply. During our day together we will explore what it might mean to abide wholeheartedly in the beauty and challenges of our experience, to realize our connection with all things, and to know a more embodied life that can trust the potential and mystery of being human.

Kirsten Kratz has practised Buddhist meditation in Asia and the West since 1993. In 2006 she started to teach and since 2008 teaches in Gaia House where she also supports those on personal retreat. One of her particular passions is exploring how wisdom teachings can foster appropriate responses to the challenges of our time; she is co-initiator of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE).

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.

We have a poster – please download it and print it off.

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Audio from Laura Bridgman day retreat 2017

Here is the recording from a day retreat led by Laura Bridgman in June 2017 in Cambridge. The theme of the day retreat was “Discovering the Heart’s Guidance – Going beyond the Inner Critic”. You can listen below or go here to download all the mp3 files.

Dhamma Talk:

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