The Empowering Art of Kindness
A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with
Saturday, February 1st 2019
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 go to our eventbrite 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.
A day of practice and reflection on the theme of metta or loving-kindness. Together we will explore how we can learn to keep the heart open and buoyant in times of challenge and uncertainty, to create a safer and happier world.
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.
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.