Meditation Retreat at Temple Druid

 

Meditation Retreat Aug 16Meditation Retreat

1 ~ 5 August 2016

This retreat will offer each participant an opportunity to develop their practice at a pace that is right for them. This retreat is based on Buddhist principles, but does not require participants to be Buddhist or convert from their own religious/spiritual beliefs. All spiritual backgrounds or none are very welcome and we positively encourage discussion in these areas.

To book on or for further info, contact Jules julia3636@sky.com or call 01437 532957

There will be opportunities for 1-1 sessions through out the week if participants feel they need to think through and discuss any issues that are arising in their practice.

Liquid refreshments are available throughout the day along with 3 vegetarian meals. Please feel free to bring along cakes, snacks and fruit to share.

Monday 1st August

  • noon arrival, refreshments & settling in

  • 14.00 program outline, discussion and land walk

  • 15.00 meditation session

  • 18.30 evening meal & clear up

  • 20.00 meditation session

  • 21.00 fire and discussion – the noble eightfold path

Tuesday 2nd August

(introspection – the six sense doors & three feeling tones)

  • 07.00 morning meditation

  • 08.30 breakfast

  • 10.00 discussion ~ introspection and senses

  • 10.30 meditation session

  • 12.30 lunch

  • 14.00 meditation session

  • 16.00 refreshment break

  • 16.30 silent guided walk

  • 18.00 silent meal in the Zen tradition

  • 20.00 evening meditation

  • 21.30 fire & discussion

Wednesday 3rd August

(roots of mind & five precepts)

  • 07.00 morning meditation

  • 08.30 breakfast

  • 10.00 discussion ~ roots of mind & five precepts

  • 10.30 meditation session

  • 12.30 lunch

  • 14.00 meditation session

  • 16.00 refreshment break

  • 16.30 self reflective practice

  • 18.00 evening meal

  • 20.00 evening meditation

  • 21.30 fire & discussion

Thursday 4th August

(four noble truths & four metta phases)

  • 07.00 morning meditation

  • 08.30 breakfast

  • 10.00 discussion ~ 4 noble truths & 4 metta phases

  • 11.00 meditation session

  • 12.30 lunch

  • 14.00 meditation session

  • 16.00 refreshment break

  • 16.30 meditation session

  • 18.00 evening meal

  • 20.00 meditation session

  • 21.30 fire & discussion

Friday 5th August

(the eight vicissitudes)

  • 07.00 morning meditation

  • 08.30 breakfast

  • 10.00 discussion ~ the eight vicissitudes

  • 11.00 meditation session

  • 12.30 lunch

  • 14.00 closing discussion, evaluation and meditation