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June 2018

BEING STILL – STILL BEING: Mindsprings Summer Retreat

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

Our annual Mindsprings Summer retreat: The practice of peaceful sitting For the summer retreat, Alistair Appleton and Kirsty Davidson 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…

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October 2018


October 10 - October 17
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250 18 tickets left

Our annual Compassion retreat on Holy Island  This autumn’s Mindsprings retreat is again looking at the subject of compassion. Taught by Alistair Appletono with yoga taught by Kirsty Davidson. Right at the heart of Buddhist practice is the quality of warm connection that is called the “awakening heart”. Often we can get caught up into concept and ideas about how this compassionate heart "should" be. But Mindsprings teaches these bodhicitta practices from an embodied, here-and-now place.  Doing them this way…

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