A silent day of mindfulness practice, 11am-4pm, with guided teaching throughout.
Consisting of three sessions spaced throughout the day.
Session 1: 11am-12.30pm
Session 2: 1.30-2.30pm
Session 3: 3-4pm.
2. Staff ticket
In the ordinary busyness of everyday life, we rarely have opportunities to step back, quieten, and reflect. It is all the harder to do this in times like these.
This Mindfulness Day Retreat is an opportunity to undertake guided and supported practice and reflection.
The day is split into three sessions. A series of different practices, from the body scan to mindful movement, offer the possibility of observing the ebb and flow of experience, and investigating with curiosity and friendliness whatever may be present in mind and body.
Participants often take a retreat with two main intentions for the day: either to explore whatever happens to show up, or perhaps to set aside the time to reflect upon something in particular, supported by the practice.
A full day of practice offers the time and space to deepen this self-inquiry and spot recurring patterns of mind. It is a valuable source of support and revitalisation, whether in an on-going mindfulness practice, or if you are looking to begin again after a hiatus.
For example, you may have used an app like Headspace or Calm, or attended a mindfulness workshop or an eight-week course; you may have been practising mindfulness or meditation for many years, and attended retreats or day retreats elsewhere.
If you are a complete beginner to mindfulness or meditation, we recommend that you attend one of the Chaplaincy’s mindfulness online drop-in sessions, or try out a mindfulness app, before attending a day retreat.
If you are currently attending an eight-week mindfulness course with the University, one of that semester’s day retreats is included as part of the cost of your course. You will have booked your day retreat at the same time that you booked your course.
If you are currently experiencing significant difficulties with your mental health, or have previous experience of psychosis, please contact the Mindfulness Chaplain before booking onto a day retreat.
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