This is the second of a series of three retreats exploring the relevance of the Three Jewels to our everyday life in the 21st century. Practitioners may join these retreats on a one-off basis, but are encouraged to attend two or all three, if possible, to explore different aspects of the practice.|
This in-depth retreat entitled 'Living Dharma runs from 5.00pm 19th July, 2019 to 4.30 pm on the 21st and will allow us to explore ways in which we can bring the teachings of the Dharma into our daily lives. How do we integrate our practice into our work, our family life and our engagement with the world? It will be led by UK Dharma Teachers Theresa Payne and Murray Corke.
The retreat is suitable for those with an established understanding of mindfulness and a regular practice, and will include:
- details of a set text to study beforehand will be
circulated in due course);
- the chance to practise with other committed practitioners;
- opportunities to explore the relevance of the Dharma to
- the opportunity to learn from others through dharma
- Dharma talks from UK Dharma Teachers.
The retreat is being organised by the Community of Interbeing. We are a growing network of people in the UK who practice mindfulness and aspire to develop peace and happiness in ourselves and in the world by living according to the teachings on global ethics of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. His teachings, which can be followed by people of all ages and any religion or none, are notable for their emphasis on joy, engagement in the world, and integrating the practice of mindfulness into daily life. We are a registered educational charity which offers a programme of courses, retreats and events and encourages and supports local groups that meet to practice mindfulness.
We encourage anyone coming on our retreats to become a member of the Community of Interbeing by accessing the national website https://www.plumvillage.uk/support-us/
The Claret Centre is located at Buckden Towers which is set in its own 15 acre estate and traces its origens back 900 years as a palace of the Bishop of Lincoln. Buckden Towers offers seclusion and tranquility and the grounds have been extensively developed in recent years with the dredging of the lake, the replanting of the park and the re-excavatation and opening of Queen Katherine's Tudor Knot Garden.
Buckden Towers is located just off the A1, two miles south of the junction between the A1 and the A14. The nearest towns are Huntingdon (5 miles NNE of Buckden) and St Neots (5 miles South of Buckden). Both Huntingdon and St Neots are served by the West Anglian Great Northern Railway line from King's Cross London to Peterborough. There are bus and coach links to both Huntingdon and St Neots from many parts of the country.
The great majority of the bedrooms at the Claret Centre are twin bedrooms and there is one bedroom on the ground floor adapted for people requiring wheelchair access. The remaining bedrooms will be distributed on a first come first served basis. When allocating bedrooms we will assume that you are prepared to share a same sex bedroom unless you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have asked for a vegan diet at the Claret Centre and are assured that other diets - gluten/dairy free etc - can be catered for. Please confirm special dietary requirements further on in the booking process.
There will be an opportunity to offer Dana (generosity,giving) for the teachers during the weekend.
The weekend retreat will cost £170. For those on low incomes there are four supported places at £127.50. A further four places are available for young practitioners with Wake Up at £85 . Your assistance with the cost of the Supported and Wakeup places would be much appreciated and can be given by choosing to pay either of the higher rate fees. There are a total of 27 places available on this retreat.
The supported places are intended to be for people who have been practising for at least 12 months with the Community of Interbeing and who are in receipt of state benefit or in financial difficulty. Supported places are offered on an honesty and first come first served basis.
Wake Up places
To encourage participation in the Community of Interbeing Dharma Training Programme by young practitioners who are members of Wake Up, we are offering four places at a substantial 50% discount. These shared bedroom places are intended for those who have been practising for at least 12 months with Wake Up, who are on a low income and who are unable to meet the cost of a supported place. The four places are offered on an honesty and first come first served basis.
Payment of the full fee will be needed to book a place on the retreat and in the event of a cancellation before 19th June a refund of the amount paid, less £50 to cover administration fees, will be possible. No refunds will be possible after 19th June.
Buckden Towers (View)
The Towers, High St., Buckden, St Neots., Cambs..
Near Nuneaton PE19 5TA
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|