One-day Silent Retreat
04, Jul 2019
@ 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Quiet View, 146 The Street, Kingston, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6JQ
Newron Medical Services in collaboration with Janki Foundation
SERIES OF ONGOING ONE-DAY SILENT RETREATS organised by Newron Medical Services in collaboration with Janki Foundation
Retreats allow us to physically and mentally get away from our daily roles and routines, literally have a ‘re-treat’, a break”. They are an opportunity to have space and time to recharge our batteries, away from the busyness and our usual distractions, in a supportive and beautiful environment. We have time to reflect and focus on ourselves, our thoughts, and feelings which can then help us to regain perspective on our lives and give clarity to make day to day decisions. The experience can empower and inspire us to gain new ideas to practise or to think about in order to reconnect to our inner selves and our spiritual lives bringing more calm and fulfilment.
The focus of the retreats is on silence – The retreats are guided, with an inspirational talk by the lead speaker at the beginning of the day followed by silence (no talking) for 3.5 hours, and ending the day with sharing of reflections and insights. Participants are able to walk, rest, meditate, pray, read, draw and paint, amongst other possibilities. Each person has a unique experience of the retreat according to their needs and priorities.
Theme – Finding Silence Within As a Source of Strength
Speaker – Rev Lizzie Hopthrow – Director of The Quiet View
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 with the generosity of hearts. Newron Medical Services organise the retreats free of charge and the lead facilitators also kindly offer their time and expertise free of charge to run the retreats. However, to help maintain the beautiful serene surroundings of The Quiet View, there is a suggested donation of £20 payable directly to The Quiet View on the retreat days.
How do I book to attend? Booking is essential due to the limited number of places – please complete the online application form on newron.co.uk/retreats.html
For further enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Quiet View 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|