Meditation in daily life: Effortless Effort
A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.