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Dharma Training Programme 2022 – Transformation and Healing

Join this retreat to explore the wisdom of the Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, nurture self-compassion and heal our inner suffering.

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20 Oct 2022 - 24 Oct 2022

About the retreat

How can we practice with deep difficulties in our lives? How can we soothe and heal our inner suffering? How can we nurture self-compassion and transform our hurts into peace and joy?

This five day retreat explores the answers to these questions with Dharma Teachers Angie Searle and Mhairi (Vari) McLuskie. The wisdom of the Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness will be used as a basis for the teaching. During the retreat we have the opportunity to practice mindfully throughout the day and to form a caring community. In this environment we can relax and make space to look deeply into the teachings and to heal and transform ourselves.

‘No Mud No Lotus’ Thich Nhat Hanh

We will also be using the occasion of the retreat to provide the opportunity for the Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. If you wish to do this please indicate in the order form when booking.

Practical Information

This retreat will be held from 20th to 24th October 2022 in person and on-line via Zoom.

Residential Retreat

We ask everyone coming on residential Dharma Training retreats to be a member of the Community of Interbeing (see our website at Join Us ).

This retreat will be held at :

Sidcot School
Oakridge Lane, Winscombe
North Somerset
BS25 1PD

The retreat will include:-

– Opportunities to practice guided and silent sitting meditations, walking meditation, mindful eating and noble silence;

– Opportunities to learn from others through dharma sharing and exploration;

– Dharma teaching from UK Dharma Teachers. Set texts for reflection will be shared with you before the retreat.

Participants of this residential event must comply with the relevant Government Covid-19 guidelines in force at the time of the event. Participants must also comply with the Covid-19 guidelines at the event venue. Further details of the Covid-19 requirements will be sent to ticket-holders one week before the start of the event.

The retreat on Zoom

There is the option of attending the retreat online via Zoom . Those attending on Zoom will be able to join meditation sessions, Dharma talks, dharma sharing and other activities. You can fully participate in the programme, including supper on the first evening and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. It can be a wonderful opportunity.

We invite you to create a retreat atmosphere at home – planned meals, a quiet corner for meditation, some time away from being online. We are aware that some retreatants will have family around them and we fully support your need to take care of responsibilities. We suggest sharing a copy of the programme with your family so that they can support you for the sittings, the talks and the dharma sharing.



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