Audio from Laura Bridgman day retreat 2018

Here is the recording from a day retreat led by Laura Bridgman in October 2018 in Cambridge. The theme of the day retreat was “Sensitivity and Attunement – Compassion in Facing Suffering with Awareness”. You can listen below or go here to download all the mp3 files.

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Sensitivity and Attunement – Compassion in Facing Suffering with Awareness – A One Day Retreat with Laura Bridgman, 20th October 2018

Sensitivity and Attunement – Compassion in Facing Suffering with Awareness

A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with

Laura Bridgman

Saturday, October 20th 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: £10 in advance*, £12 on the day (+ teacher Dana**)

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

* To book in advance, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laura-bridgman-cambridge-insight-meditation-day-retreat-tickets-49715442226  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.

In this day retreat, we will be inquiring into the nature of this aspect of our conditioning through meditation, and contemplation to know how the inner critic arises, what feeds this particular demon, and see beyond this critical voice to access a deeper, wiser guiding quality within our hearts.

Laura Bridgman ordained as a nun with Ajahn Sumedho in 1995, and was resident at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries for eighteen years until she moved out to live as a solitary nun in 2010. Over the past ten years she has spent extended periods of time with the Burmese teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya. In 2015 Laura left the monastic tradition to pursue the Diamond Heart (Ridhwan) spiritual path alongside her Vipassana practice. There is much overlap as it incorporates Buddhist principles and practices.  You may have known her as Sister Kovida while she was ordained.

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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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:

Questions and Discussion:

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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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