This long week-end silent retreat, facilitated by clinical psychologist Sue Cooper, explores one of our biggest challenges in life: the integration of change and loss. Inspired by the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, with its profound understanding of the truth of Impermanence, we will discover ways to find meaning and inner refuge through the practice of meditation, which enables us to embrace life and death with an open and compassionate heart. In a contained and nurturing atmosphere of silence, we will deepen our capacity to engage with loss, an inevitable part of life which truly highlights our shared human experience. The integration of body, heart and mind will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation Qigong (Chi Kung).
In addition to sitting and walking meditations, there will be time for short, individual sessions with Sue, as well as an opportunity for restorative rest and relaxing walks in silence. This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as for regulars who wish to deepen their practice.