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Findhorn Spiritual Retreats – Buddhist Meditation

Findhorn Spiritual Retreats – Buddhist Meditation

Sat 9 March 2019 (7 Days)

What is meditation? Why would we do it? How to Meditate?

The week gives an opportunity to explore these questions, using practices and techniques from Tibetan Buddhist traditions which are accessible for all.

These meditations are a doorway to inner development, giving the space to let go of unhelpful patterns in our life, and welcome new ones. When we develop our wholeness, this will bring more satisfaction and happiness in our own lives, as well as benefit our surroundings.

You will learn the following:

  • The definition and purpose of meditation
    How to sit
  • How to set up a meditation session
  • Different meditation techniques
  • How to recognise and deal with obstacles to meditation

Our retreat is based on the book How to Meditate by Venerable Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald), a down-to-earth book written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation.
We will deepen our meditation during the week, which will include one day in silence to support our practice. We will spend time in nature, and allow the space to join in with current spiritual practice within the Findhorn Community, like daily meditations in the sanctuary and Taize singing.

Our Spiritual Retreat Weeks offer a supportive environment for personal and spiritual development within the transformational field of Findhorn. Learn new tools and develop a range of skills you can incorporate into everyday life. Explore meditation and other exercises, and through living our founding principles approach ordinary activities in a mindful way that gives space for presence, creativity and joy.

There are daily sessions as a group and four shifts in Foundation service departments to integrate your spiritual life with daily living. The retreat is less of a group experience than Experience Week and the group is generally smaller. Deepen into the rhythm of daily meditation within the community and enjoy free time to join some of the special events also planned that week.

If you are contemplating a longer term commitment at Findhorn, a Spiritual Retreat Week offers an insight into living and engaging here. It also serves as a prerequisite for joining some of our further Essential Findhorn programmes such as the Living in Community Guest Programme and Living Essentials Apprentice Programme.

‘Please note: prior Experience Week participation is required to attend this workshop.’

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2019-03-09 7 £920 / £680 / £510 0