An online silent meditation retreat for training and practise in serenity, insight and the four divine abodes meditation. Please note, due to COVID19 Restrictions the onsite component of this retreat has been cancelled. It is online only
Ten-day with seven-day option, silent meditation retreat
Aug 27 till Sept 5, 2021 (10 day option)
Aug 27 till Sept 2, 2021 (7 day option)
Online time zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT-Sydney)
Dharma and meditation teacher: Mal Huxter
Yoga and meditation teacher and trainee Dharma teacher: Lisa Brown
This retreat will be based on Theravada Buddhist meditation practices. It will focus on training in the cultivation of mindfulness, focussed attention, and the four divine abodes (loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity). There will be evening talks (7:00-8:00pm) and workshop style morning instruction (9:00-10:30am) with Mal as well as some talks, instruction and morning yoga sessions (6:15-7:45am) with Lisa. Short individual interviews with Mal will be possible after the first weekend.
Why it is helpful to attend retreats?
Silent retreats are opportunities to focus on cultivating the heart-mind and awakening psychological freedom. They provide the external circumstances conducive to inner transformation, peace and harmony with oneself and others.
At a basic level, retreats provide a break to recharge and remember what is important in our lives. For professionals, such as teachers or therapists, retreats give us the opportunity to refine the skills we teach to our students and clients. Meditation retreats provide an opportunity for personal stress management and self-reflection. They often clarify life’s directions so that there is renewed vitality and enthusiasm towards that which is important. These personal gains help individuals become more effective in whatever they do including their professional roles. For those therapists who wish to use mindfulness, compassion and loving kindness in therapeutic settings, retreats provide the opportunity to deepen therapeutic skills and understanding of these interventions. In some mindfulness and mindful compassion approaches (e.g. MBSR and MSC) attending silent residential retreats are essential qualifications for teacher training programmes.
General aims of the retreat:
There will be no fee for online participation and it will be completely dana based.
In accordance with Buddhist traditions, the teaching on this retreat is dana based. Dana refers to the economy of generosity where the teachings are given freely and those who receive the teaching have the opportunity to reciprocate with a financial gift that they feel is suitable, after the retreat has finished. Dana focuses on the cultivation of joy from giving. It is also a way of demonstrating appreciation of the Dharma being taught.
Online, this retreat will be conducted over ZOOM and include: optional early morning yoga, workshop style live instruction and guidance in the morning, periods of silent meditation together, the evening Dharma talks and discussion and opportunities to have 1:1 private interviews with Malcolm and Lisa
Dharma teacher: Mal Huxter is a teacher of Buddhist meditation and a clinical psychologist in private practice. He is the author of “Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness.” A practicing psychologist for 30 years, he has been teaching mindfulness and the four heart qualities since 1991. He began training in Buddhist meditation practices in 1975, living in Thailand as a Buddhist monk for two years in the late 1970’s. As well as Theravada he has trained in other Buddhist and spiritual traditions. For more info about Mal go to: www.malhuxter.com
Yoga teacher and Dharma teacher in training: Lisa Brown is a Psychologist, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator, a Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) trained teacher and qualified yoga teacher. She currently works in private practice in Bellingen and Coffs Harbour and facilitates Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction groups and Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes. For more info about Lisa go to: http://mindfulnesspsychologywellbeing.com
To Book follow this link: https://events.humanitix.com/cultivating-serenity-insight-and-the-heart-a-silent-meditation-retreat
Currently bookings are Wait List only
For more detailed information contact Mal Huxter
Lisa Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
May you be well and happy 🙂