Heart of Meditation
The Heart of Meditation
2nd and 3rd November
A WEEKEND EXPLORING HOW TO ESTABLISH AND DEEPEN MEDITATION PRACTICE
Led by Five and Dashu
We will be looking at ways to bring life, play and joy to our practice by examining our motivation, assumptions and habits. We will introduce posture tips; how to work with the breath; some movement and stretching exercises; and exercises to investigate our thinking and assumptions.
This weekend is suitable for newcomers to the Sangha and experienced practitioners alike.
The BMS Centre is a Christian conference centre with beautiful grounds, on Weoley Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, close to the city centre with easy public transport links. Free car parking also available.
Meals are a continental breakfast, a vegetarian lunch of main course and dessert, and a light vegetarian supper. All dietary needs can be catered for
Refreshments of tea, coffee etc are also available throughout the day.
Plenty of accommodation is available. Most accommodation is in single ensuite shower rooms, with some twin/double ensuite shower rooms available for couples. Tea and coffee making facilities in each room. Bedding and towels provided.
It is also possible to make your own arrangements to stay offsite and attend as a 'day delegate'.
WHEN DOES IT START AND FINISH
The retreat starts around 10am on Saturday morning and lasts until around 3pm on Sunday afternoon.
It is very helpful for us to get an idea of how many people are coming as soon as possible as it affects the amount we pay. If we have a reduction in numbers from the amount we expect, we have to pay a cancellation cost, so please to book as soon as possible!
NB: As this is an external venue, bookings need to be made and paid for (ie confirmed) by 31st August.
It is very helpful for us to get an idea of how many people are coming as soon as possible as it affects the amount we pay. If we have a reduction in numbers from the number we expect, we have to pay a cancellation cost, so please to book as soon as possible!
Friday night to Sunday Afternoon - £130 (includes all meals from Friday dinner up to Sunday lunch and 2 night's accommodation)
Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon - £90 (includes all meals from Saturday lunch up to Sunday lunch and 1 night's accommodation)
Day delegate - £50 each day
To book a place fill in this form. For booking queries contact firstname.lastname@example.org@ablust .
Once you have completed the booking form a Paypal invoice will be sent to your email address. Your booking will only be confirmed once this invoice has been paid.
If you have to cancel your booking there may be a cancellation fee deducted from any refund, depending on the notice given.
If you have any queries on bookings and payment please contact email@example.com@ablust .
We rely on volunteers to run this event, if you would like to be part of the team, please could you email the Events Team ( firstname.lastname@example.org@stneve ) with your offer. The areas to be covered are Teachers’ Attendant Team, Time Keeper, Shrine Room and Front of House, plus other odd jobs, and help setting up at the start and clearing away at the end.