The Mystery of Being Human
A One Day Insight Meditation Retreat in Cambridge with
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.