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June 2018


June 29 - July 6
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£240 14 tickets left

THE PRACTICE OF PEACEFUL SITTING For the summer retreat, Alistair and the team are guiding the practice of silent sitting, so beloved by so many traditions but so often plagued with obsessive thinking and physical pain. Drawing on the somatic teachings of Reggie Ray, Alistair will be leading us to find a way to sit within the "field of the body" and let troublesome thoughts float away. In this easy and open way of sitting we can experience a level…

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October 2018


October 10 - October 17
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 21 tickets left

This autumn’s Mindsprings retreat is again looking at the subject of compassion. Right at the heart of Buddhist practice is the quality of warm connection that is labelled - rather dauntingly - the “awakening heart”. Often we can get caught up into concept and ideas about how this compassionate heart "should" be. But approaching these bodhicitta practices from an embodied, here-and-now place makes them seem surprisingly natural and spontaneous. Alistair who studies with Reggie Ray is teaching the embodied version…

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