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Breathe, You are Alive! Embracing Uncertainty, Nourishing Joy

An opportunity to pause and reflect – considering what we have lost and appreciating the new flowers that might have grown in our hearts and lives over the last year.

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11 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021

Zoom – online conference application

Online Mindfulness Retreat

with Dharma Teachers Susanne Olbrich and Lesley Collington

Our world has changed considerably during the last year. In this retreat, we would like to offer an opportunity to pause and reflect — considering what we have lost, and also appreciating the new flowers that might have grown in our hearts and lives.

What to expect

Sitting meditation, mindful walking and eating invite us to stop, calm, rest and heal. We will nourish our body and mind with gentle, grounding Qi Gong practices, cultivating a sense of spacious presence and aliveness. Dharma talks will explore relevant teachings, and in Dharma sharing groups we can take inspiration from the collective wisdom of the sangha and connect with old and new friends alike.

The Buddha has offered the Four Noble Truths as guidance for understanding our suffering and cultivating happiness. This teaching will form the starting point for our practice and reflections during this weekend. You are invited to come home to the present moment with all that it holds, the sorrows and joys, the resistance and uncertainties — supported by the presence of sangha and our collective energies of mindfulness, awakening and compassion.

By opening our heart and being to the present moment, we create the conditions for transforming suffering into happiness. What is it we want to grow in our lives, individually and collectively? Looking deeply, we can explore our true values and develop our capacity for being an instrument of peace and joy.

 

The retreat is held on the basis of Dana.

Please contact Christine Brown at breathe@plumvillage.uk for more information and booking.

How to attend

Please contact Christine Brown at breathe@plumvillage.uk for more information and booking

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