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Young Person's Retreat - A Path of Connection and Belonging

In the teachings of the Buddhist tradition, the word that is usually translated as ‘meditation’ can also be translated as ‘cultivation’ or ‘bringing into being’. Through this practice can arise a deep sense of belonging and reconnection with life and what matters, beyond all our usual distractions. Through the support of instructions, talks, guided meditations and small group discussions, this three night retreat is an opportunity to be in silence together, switch off our phones and rest, relax and re-connect with our embodied experience.

Our intention is to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive community, and we aim to make the retreat as accessible and welcoming as possible. To support this, we offer optional affinity sessions for those who identify as BPOC and LGBTQI+.

2023-04-14 (4 days) Gaia House

2023-04-15 Morning Meditation (with some mindful movement) 28:49
Gavin Milne
2023-04-15 Tuning into the Space Around Us and the Anchors of Ground, Body and Breath. Guided Practice 49:41
River Wolton
2023-04-15 Walking Meditation Instructions 8:47
Gavin Milne
2023-04-15 Finding Steadiness and Lightness in the Journey of Connecting (River Wolton), Meeting Our Vulnerability (the first and the second arrows of suffering) (Gavin Milne) 46:06
River Wolton, Gavin Milne
2023-04-16 Breathing into Connection (Morning Instructions and Meditation) 32:25
Gavin Milne
2023-04-16 Interconnected (the three brains, the earth, and qualities of deep connection) (Gavin Milne), Inner Resources That Help Us Paddle Against the Stream (River Wolton) 56:26
Gavin Milne, River Wolton
2023-04-17 The Practice of GRAIN 41:48
River Wolton
Dharma Talk and Guided Practice
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