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New Year Retreat

Buddhist meditation offers a pathway to explore our potential to bring a wise and compassionate response to all aspects of life, and to discover what it may mean to be truly human.

This annual retreat in the midst of winter is a precious opportunity to practise for a sustained period over the New Year, dedicated to cultivating a receptive heart of wisdom and kindness. To mark the turning of the year we offer periods of reflection, silent communal gathering and ritual on New Year’s Eve. There are meditation instructions, guided practices, reflections and opportunities to meet with the teachers.

2023-12-28 (6 days) Gaia House

2023-12-29 Arriving & Welcoming - Preparing the Soil of Practice 57:56
Kirsten Kratz
2023-12-29 Reflections; Chanting (Resting Deeply) 63:46
Jaya Rudgard
2023-12-30 Qi Gong Practice; Walking Meditation Guidance 60:49
Jaya Rudgard
2023-12-30 An Invitation to Stop - Rohitassa Sutta 41:34
Kirsten Kratz
2023-12-31 Qi Gong Session; Guided Meditation 42:50
Jaya Rudgard
2023-12-31 New Years Eve - Celebrating, Pausing, Silence & the Beauty of Darkness 1:54:31
Kirsten Kratz, Jaya Rudgard
2024-01-01 Forgiveness Reflections & Guided Practice 52:54
Kirsten Kratz
2024-01-01 Touching the Earth Practice 9:59
Kirsten Kratz
This is a practice that was used throughout the retreat.
2024-01-01 Radiating the Boundless Qualities; Chanting 38:13
Jaya Rudgard
2024-01-01 Beautiful Questions; Chanting 39:59
Kirsten Kratz, Jaya Rudgard, Julia Wallond
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