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Sanghaseva – DANCE Midsummer Work Retreat

One of our fellow sanghas is organising a Midsummer work retreat which may be of interest to you.


Working Towards a Sustainable Future at CAT, mid Wales, UK

18 – 23 June, 2017

This work retreat offers us the opportunity to nourish and express our care for life on Earth and our wish for a more sustainable world. A chance to combine working outdoors with silen


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t reflection, meditation and listening practice.

The retreat is open to all, those new to meditation as well as those with experience; meditation instructions will be given. Also the work will be arranged so people with a range of abilities will have a place on this retreat.

We will stay in one of CAT’s two Eco Cabins and work onsite to support the community in whatever way is most helpful. Vegetarian lunch and dinner will be provided by CAT’s vegetarian wholefood restaurant, while breakfast will be self-catering.

The full cost of the retreat is £230, we will again offer an “early bird” discount; if you pay in full before 1 March 2017 the retreat will cost £212.

This covers accommodation in the Eco Cabins, all food from the first evening meal (of the day the retreat starts) to the last lunchtime (of the day the retreat finishes), and travel expenses for the retreat facilitator/teacher.

If you are interested in this retreat register your interest to receive more information.

A Weekend of Mindfulness & Meditation in Rural Northumberland With Yanai Postelnik


Yanai Postelnik has practised Insight Meditation and studied Buddhist teachings for over 25 years in Asia and the West. Since 1992 he has been teaching Insight Meditation retreats at Gaia House in Devon, elsewhere in the UK and around the world.

Saturday 17th September

9.30 am – 5 pm

Insight meditation day retreat: mindful presence, wisdom and compassion

Newton & Bywell Village Hall, Newton Village, near Stocksfield, NE43 7UL (map)

For further information, click here to read the event flyer


Sunday 18th September

9.30 am – 5 pm

Insight meditation and walking day retreat: an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness in the outdoor beauty of rural Northumberland

Starting from: Blanchland Village Hall, Blanchland DH8 9UA (map)

For further information, click here to read the event flyer

You’re welcome to join us for either one or both days. The cost of each day is £20. This charge is to cover the basic cost of organising the retreat including hiring the hall and the teachers travel expenses, but does not include any payment for the teaching. At the end of the retreat, there will be an opportunity to practice Dana / Generosity to support the livelihood of the teacher.

For more information or to book a place for either day please email or call 07508 055643

Silent Practice Day 17/11/13

Silent_Practice_Day_NovAllow yourself a day of liberating silence.

We are organising a silent practice day, consisting of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Anyone with experience of meditation in any tradition is welcome to join us.

A day of silence is a great way to learn and deepen your meditation practice. It can help to attune you to your external environment and start to notice what’s going on internally. It can help you to slow down and practise being fully mindful in the present moment.

There is no charge, although you are welcome to contribute to the cost of the room hire. Please bring your own packed lunch.

When: 10am–3pm on Sunday 17th November 2013
Where: Seaton Sluice Community Centre, Albert Rd, Seaton Sluice NE26 4QX (directions here)

Please feel free to download and pass on this notice to anyone you feel might be interested.