This programme is available at Le Sentier Tranquille retreat centre in south-west France and is designed to offer a grounding in the practice of Clear Space meditation (as set out in "Stillness in Mind"), to a level which will enable participants to continue their development when they leave. Continued contact by blog and skype can be available.
Retreat-workshops in mindfulness and meditation for personal growth and therapeutic change
Dates for 2018:
Monday 16th April (arrival) / Saturday 21st April (departure) Monday 21st May (arrival) / Saturday 26th May (departure) Tuesday 24th July (arrival) / Sunday 29th July (departure) Monday 27th August (arrival) / Saturday 1st September (departure)
During the retreat you will learn or develop your mindfulness practice and be introduced to the meditation approach of the Clear Space Path; you will exchange with other participants in a group, in the ‘summer-house’ group-room and the gardens, in talks, in free time, over meals together and on walks in the surrounding forests, hills and mountains. Each day begins with a silent meditation, often on the 'platform' open to our wonderful natural surroundings and ends with a themed meditation in the 'summer-house' group space. The workshop themes of each day then follow this pattern:
day one - developing a mindful way of life : training and practice
day two - understanding relationship : the insights of Martin Buber day three - listening to ourselves and developing a sense of our needs day four - meditation as discovery : passage and direction
Good food and comfortable accommodation in a private room is assured and our price of £580 or €650 is fully inclusive from the moment you step off the plane or train.
"Stillness in Mind : a companion to mindfulness, meditation and living" is published by Changemakers Books in UK and USA
ISBN 978-1-78279-739-5 e-book versions also available on Kindle and iBooks