Let's just sit!
This week we'll have meditation sessions for 4 mornings. We'll be doing 3 lots of sitting ranging in length from 10 - 30 mins, depending on the group. There will be opportunities to try out different meditations, the aim being that you leave with a number of tools in your meditation tool kit. We'll add in some mindfulness movement too, from time to time. There is no obligation to join all of the sitting sessions. You might choose to come along to all of them or just one or two of them - it'll be up to you.
It is in sitting with ourselves that we undertake the greatest adventure on the planet. Giving ourselves over to a space without ringing phones, dogs to walk, children or parents to look after or partners to worry about enables us to start to get to know ourselves a little better. The way we operate, the habitual patterns of thought we have, the physical relationship between mind and body.
Experience has shown us that it's better not to be too structured and to see what arises for the group and go from there......!
Chairs or meditation cushions will be provided.
Suitable for all.
This course is free, donations would be gratefully received but are by no means obligatory. We'll sit over 4 mornings. Feel free to drop in as and when you feel like it.
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.