The ongoing series of one-day
The ongoing series of one-day retreats organised by the Kent group of The Janki Foundation.
Our aim is to enable those wishing for more silence in their lives to come together and recharge their inner batteries.
Theme to be announced soon
10.30am to 4pm, led by Rev Lizzie Hopthrow, Director, The Quiet View. Retired Hospice Chaplain.
Who can come?
The retreats are designed for all those working in healthcare, and also those in caring roles as well as those from all spiritual backgrounds and traditions. The days are ideally aimed at those already experienced and comfortable with silence.
The retreats are free of charge but there is a suggested donation of £12.50 payable direct to ‘Quiet View’ on the day of the retreat.
To book a place (essential due to limited numbers) please complete the online application form on newron.co.uk/retreats.html For further enquiries please email email@example.com
For directions and more information about The Quiet View please see on www.quietview.co.uk
Extras to know:
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch, and also feel free to bring blankets, cushions, diaries, art or written materials to support your day.
Structure of the retreat day:
10.30am – 11.00am Registration and coffee
11.00am Retreat leader shares experiences and ideas for practice
12.00noon Silence – Time for walking, sitting still, and quiet lunch
3.30pm Closing session in yurt
4.00pm Tea and close
Please note new start time of 11.00am to make travel easier for those coming from further afield.
All Day (Thursday)
The Quiet View
146 The Street, Kingston, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6JQ
The Janki Foundationevents@jankifoundation.org
The Janki Foundation Annual Lecture
The Janki Foundation Annual Lecture An event supporting healthcare professionals, caregivers, patients and the public.
An evening with Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE, President of the World Psychiatric Association & Sister Jayanti, European Director, Brahma Kumaris
Monday 27 November 2017 7.00pm – 8.45pm
THE EVENT WILL BE WEBCAST AT www.brahmakumaris.org/uk/live
The cultures into which we are born and grow form a fundamental part of our sense of identity, and help to determine how we think and feel, and interact with one another. Sometimes an individual finds it hard to fit in with cultural demands, through inadequacies in their upbringing or circumstances. Cultures themselves, and the demands they put on us, may also become dysfunctional, such that millions suffer an extreme lack of self-worth, giving rise to widespread depression.
Social and medical help, and even just the learning that comes with life’s journey, can help to alleviate this risk.
But what are the expressions of depression in different cultural and religious contexts, and how might they be either over-estimated and over-medicalised, or underestimated and ignored? Professor Bhugra will explore examples from around the world to illustrate the cultural impact of depression, and how spirituality can be used to help people suffering from it.
Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE is Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund and Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School. His doctoral research was on the psychology of meditation. He has authored, edited or co-edited 25 books including “The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice” (2016). He has also published over 200 articles. Michael’s areas of research are team and organisational innovation and effectiveness, particularly in relation to compassionate cultures and leadership of health services. He lectures internationally on reflexivity, meditation, mindfulness, and leadership.
Sister Jayanti, is European Director of the Brahma Kumaris, a global spiritual organisation that teaches meditation based on Raja Yoga philosophy. A teacher of meditation for over 45 years, Sister Jayanti has a unique ability to impart the deepest spiritual truths with great clarity and compassion. She is a keenly sought after author, speaker and broadcaster with a truly global vision—having travelled in over 90 countries. Sister Jayanti perceives the erosion of spiritual values as being one of the underlying causes of the crises the world is facing.
MC: Neville Hodgkinson is an author and journalist who worked for more than 30 years in UK newspapers, specialising in health, medicine, and science. He has had several books published, of which the latest is I Know How To Live, I Know How To Die, based on the teachings of Dadi Janki, President of The Janki Foundation.
Free of charge
How to find Global Co-operation House: The nearest underground station is 12 minutes away at Dollis Hill on the Jubilee Line (Chapter Road exit). Bus routes 226, 206 to Pound Lane & 6, 52, 98, 260, 266, 297 & 460 to Willesden Bus Garage.
Please see the The Janki Foundation Annual Lecture leaflet
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Global Co-operation House
65-69 Pound Lane, London NW10 2HH
The Janki Foundationevents@jankifoundation.org