One-day Silent Retreat
05, Jul 2018
@ 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The Quiet View, 146 The Street, Kingston, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6JQ
Kent Group of The Janki Foundation email@example.com
SERIES OF ONGOING ONE-DAY SILENT RETREATS ORGANISED BY THE KENT GROUP OF THE JANKI FOUNDATION.
Sometimes we have to physically and mentally get away from our daily roles and routines, literally “have a break”. This can help us to regain perspective on our lives and the decisions we have to make on a daily basis. The benefits of retreats are that they give us space and time to recharge our batteries, away from our usual distractions, in a beautiful environment. We have time to focus on ourselves, our thoughts, and feelings. As the retreats are guided, with a talk at the beginning and end of each day, if we wish, we can gain new ideas as to what to practise/ think about in order to reconnect to our inner selves and our spiritual lives.
The focus of the retreats is on silence, such that there is no talking for 3 hours, after an initial talk by the lead speaker. Participants are able to walk, rest, meditate, pray, read, draw and paint, amongst many possibilities. Each person has a unique experience, according to their own needs on the retreat.
Theme – ‘Mindfulness, with an Art-Based Introduction’
Led by – Lorraine Millard, Counsellor and Mindfulness Trainer, University of Kent, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, Author of Sheldon Mindfulness: Stress, 2015.
Who can come?
The retreats are designed for healthcare professionals, but as everyone cares for another, those from all professional and spiritual backgrounds are welcome. The days are ideally aimed at those already experienced and comfortable with silence.
The retreats are organised on a non-profit basis. Those wishing to attend need to apply online, as places are limited. The retreats are free of charge but there is a suggested donation of £12.50 payable direct to Quiet View on the retreat days.
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 to practice|
|12.00noon||Silence – Time for walking, sitting still, and quiet (packed) lunch|
|3.30pm||Closing session in yurt|
|4.00pm||Tea and end.|