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June 2018

BEING STILL – STILL BEING: Mindsprings Summer Retreat

June 29, 2018 - July 6, 2018
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£240

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

THE BEATING HEART OF COMPASSION

October 10, 2018 - October 17, 2018
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250

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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July 2019

Summer Meditation Retreat 2019: The Body is the Ground

July 6 - July 13
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250
HI Mindsprings July Retreat 2019

Our annual Summer retreat on Holy Island for beginners Mindsprings summer meditation retreat on Holy Island is aimed at anyone who is looking to explore practice in a more body-based way. Taught by Alistair Appleton and  Kirsty Davidson. Suitable for practiced meditators and complete beginners alike, the 7 -retreat is a chance to visit meditation afresh in the beautiful natural surrounding of this car-free Scottish island, enjoy delicious food and make new friends.   Connecting with the body, connecting with the World…

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October 2019

Maitri: Holy Island Compassion Retreat 2019

October 5 - October 12
Holy Island, Lamlash Bay KA27 8GB United Kingdom + Google Map
£250
compassion retreat on Holy Island Oct 2019

Our annual Compassion retreat on Holy Island  This autumn’s Mindsprings retreat on Holy Island is again looking at the subject of compassion - focusing particularly on the experience of loving our complete Self. Taught by Alistair Appleton and  Kirsty Davidson. This retreat is a more intensive practice opportunity for experienced somatic practitioners. It allows us to go much more deeply into the practices and enjoy longer periods of silence with less need for teaching. You need to have experience of a Mindsprings…

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