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Mindfulness Winter Day Retreat


How now to care: for oneself, for the earth and "all our relations"
How to be here & what to do now - engaged mindfulness practice for the time of unravelling
2022 Jan 09
Sun - 10:00 to 17:00 £60 per ticket

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A day retreat allows for a more sustained and intensive cultivation of the mindfulness perspective. These retreats are for people who already have some experience of the practices of mindfulness meditation, though you could bring a friend if you have prepared them! They are also suitable for mental health & well-being practitioners who are exploring how to weave the mindfulness and acceptance perspective into their therapeutic work with others. (CPD certificates will be available on prior request )

As well as serving as a refresher for mindfulness practices typically used in an 8 week  course we’ll work with new practices such as: ‘loving kindness’ and ‘compassion’ and 'insight dialogue'.

The first half of the day will proceed in 'noble' silence that extends to include a gourmet lunch eaten in meditative silence. Most practices are led; mindful walks in nature in the afternoon are self-directed.

We will also explore topics of concern through a group process of facilitated mindful inquiry.

With the resolution of our best new years intentions, following a morning of cumulative mindfulness practice the theme for the mindful inquiry in the afternoon will be:                    
 "Mindfulness and regenerative culture"
We'll explore the potential of mindfulness not only for developing our own personal resilience, but also as a vehicle for the promotion of evolutionary, pro-social change.

This spring retreat will take place at "Dan's Meadow" on the Martlesham edge of Woodbridge. A very spacious hall, well heated and well ventilated, offering ample social distancing for our selective group of mindfulness practitioners. An advantage of this self-catering location is that the lunch will be lovingly prepared by my wife, Mary Foord-Brown

  Gourmet luncheon menu

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Hummus with topped with harissa fried chickpeas

Horseradish, and beetroot dip. GF/V

Black bean, spring onion and bbq spiced fritters with sweet mango chutney (Vegan V and GF)

Italian salad. Leeks, parsley and cucumber in a garlic, olive oil and lemon dressing (Vegan V and GF).

Exotic beetroot salad, marinated in lemon, herbs olives and dressing. (Vegan, V and GF)

Greek Salad with authentic cheese and pomegranate. (V and GF)

A selection of flatbreads.

 

Gluten free raspberry brownies. (Vegan, V and GF)

Dairy free ice cream

 
 
If we're going to eat our meal together in mindful silence (and that's the plan - the practice of mindful eating) - then we may as well make lunch an experience to be truly savoured! 
 

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