The Adventure of Meditation
The main aim of this week will be to practice together and see what comes up for us during the week....
Probable areas likely to come up for discussion:
- What is meditaton?
- What is mindfulness?
- What is compassion?
- Am I meditating 'properly'?
- Feeling stressed, anxious, unhappy, emotional
- Not knowing what to do
- Feeling 'stuck'
- Feeling overwhelmed
- How to meditate when sitting doesn't work for us
What we're likely to include:
- Counting the Breath meditation
- Bodyscan meditation
- Soft Ointment meditation
- Exercises for grounding and increasing our energy
- Gentle mindfulness movement
- Mindful listening
- Talks and discussions about meditation
Oh, and we'll have a go at Doing Nothing!
What does it cost and how long is it?
This course is free, donations would be gratefully received but are by no means obligatory. We'll do about an hour and half to two hours a day over 4 mornings.
Feel free to drop in and out on a day by day basis.
Hello, I'm Kim and I started Serenity Retreat back in 2010. I am a big fan of meditation and mindfulness practices because of my own experience in how useful they've been in smoothing my relationship to life's lumps and bumps I'm not saying that everything becomes sweetness and light once we start with these practices, but for sure I don't take things anywhere near as personally as I used to and, in general, life feels as though it's flowing more easily - hurray! I've also become much better at trusting my internal satnav.
I have really come to love Zen for its straightforward, clear seeing approach. It asks us to get right to the heart of the matter - what's our DIRECT experience of life? I try my best to pass this on in my own words until it's time for the words to stop and simply sit. As much as I love Zen, I have also come to see that there are some other beautiful practices out there in the world and that there is space for all of it. So I've cherry picked over the years. Our own experience, after all, is our greatest teacher.
Courses In Greece in 2017
Mini Meditation Retreat - donations
Let's just sit! 3 lots of meditation with discussions
Who Am I? Meditation Practice - donations
How to work with this question for insight into our true nature.
Zen Practices for Developing Insight - donations
Energetic and meditative practices to ground us when looking within.
Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing with Gill - donations
A great grounding in meditation that will reap benefits to one and all. Based in Zen.
Living Softly with Jane Matthews - £100
Does life feel hard? Does it have to be this way? No! Learning how to live softly...
The Adventure of Meditation - donations
Lots of opportunity to ask questions and to add some additional tools to our meditation toolkit
An Introduction to Mindfulness with Alison - donations
Alison is a student teacher at Breathworks and brings some key elements of their practices to Greece in 2017.