Course Information

Stillness in the Heart of the City: A Mindfulness-based City Retreat

When: 26 Jul 2019 – 28 Jul 2019
Where: Greencoat Place, London
Tutor: Karunavira

This non-residential ‘city’ retreat is an opportunity to deepen and refresh personal mindfulness practice.

Non-residential retreats are an established way of deepening and broadening one’s Mindfulness practice. They invite you to maintain a retreat ethos in your home setting between the days of the retreat itself so as to cultivate a continuous practice over the three days.

To enable this there will be a simple shared supper, early Saturday evening, to support the important community dimension and continuity overnight through to Sunday morning.

We will practice together in silence, stillness and movement in a beautiful and quiet city space, using the transitions of arriving and leaving, eating and resting as part of the retreat.  The retreat will include guided and silent practice, with periods of walking out in the city to bring practice right into the experience of everyday life. We will have the opportunity of sustained periods of silence to enable increased connection with inner experience. There will also be opportunities for group exchanges and the teachers will be available to talk to people individually.


Who is the retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for anyone who has attended an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Course.

It is particularly suitable as an introduction for those who have never been on a retreat before and also for more experienced practitioners, whose home commitments make it difficult to go on residential retreat.


What are the requirements to attend?

Prior attendance at an 8 week Mindfulness-based Course.


Timings:

Friday: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am  – 8:00pm (bringing a contribution for a shared lunch) 

Sunday: 9:30am – 4:00pm


Location:

Greencoat Place, London.

24 Greencoat Place is a short walk from Victoria Rail, Coach and Bus Stations. The postcode is SW1P 1RD, however the postcode SW1P 1BE gets a more accurate result in satellite navigation and online mapping services. Greencoat Place is a 10 minute walk from the Underground (Victoria and St James’s Park stations). The Vincent Square cycle hire station is in Rochester Row, 2 minutes walk from the front door (cross the road, walk 20 yards up Stillington Street and then right into Greencoat Place).


What to bring/wear:

Please bring your own equipment (e.g. mats, cushions and blankets) if possible. We also recommend that you dress in layers in case the room is warm or cold.

Please bring simple finger food to share for lunch on Saturday.  However, if you have any specific diet needs, then please do feel free to bring your own packed lunch. 


Our rate is all-inclusive and has no hidden extras. 

Full Rate: £150.00


Our application and payment process involves the following steps:

  1. We receive your application form and assess it to ensure that this retreat is suitable for you. We endeavour to make assessments within a week but if the retreat leader is on annual leave or on retreat then this may take a little bit longer.
  2. Upon offering you a place we will then invoice you for the full amount. 
  3. Your place is fully confirmed once we receive your full retreat payment.
  4. We will email you the joining instructions in advance of the course.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Please read our Terms and Conditions for information regarding payments and cancellations.


For more information:

Please email us at retreats@mindfulness-network.org


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