This Insight Meditation retreat will explore the Four Ways of Establishing Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna discourse given by the Buddha. This profound teaching encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion in the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive, awake and unshakeable. Practices for specifically cultivating mettā [friendliness] will also be included.
Each day will offer a sustained schedule of sitting and walking meditation practices, meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an underlying environment of silence and compassion.
This retreat will be very suitable for those who would like to deepen their understanding and practice of mindfulness, as well as professionals training to teach mindfulness based approaches.
This retreat will qualify as Module 3 for the Professional MBCT Teacher Training that Ser Integral: Portuguese Center for Mindfulness is offering in collaboration with the Oxford Mindfulness Center, Oxford University here in Portugal (more information here).
Chris Cullen trained to teach Insight Meditation with Christina Feldman, and did Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the US. Chris co-founded the Mindfulness in Schools Project www.mindfulnessinschools.org and teaches mindfulness courses at the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre www.oxfordmindfulness.org and for MPs in the Houses of Parliament in London. He is a Core Faculty member of Bodhi College www.bodhi-college.org and has a psychotherapy practice in Oxford. He is also a mindfulness teacher at Gaia House (UK) and Insight Meditation Society at Massachusetts (USA).
Yuka Nakamura, PhD, has been practicing in several Buddhist traditions since 1993. She was trained as a Dharma teacher by Fred von Allmen and teaches retreats in Europe and in the US. She is a trained psychologist and MBSR-teacher and -trainer and teaches mindfulness courses at the CFM Zentrum für Achtsamkeit in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also a mindfulness teacher at Gaia House (UK) and Insight Meditation Society at Massachusetts (USA)
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