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September 2017
£25 - £40

Witness the Experience: A wellbeing Creative Writing & Meditation Retreat

September 16, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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Imagine a storm! Experiencing its erratic tempest and shots of thunder can be frightening, unnerving, unsettling. But if we are not directly caught in the storm but witnessing it from a place of safety and shelter, it can be a spectacular display of nature. Join Sarah and Kathy as they explore how we might reach a place of ease within ourselves to allow the opportunity to witness the experience from our own safety and shelter, so that we can be…

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October 2017
£25 - £40

Enhancing Positive Emotion – Level 2 Retreat

October 28, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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Heart

Your heart offers the most direct and effective way to move from stress and struggle to more positive emotional states. Through inspiring exercises and heart opening meditations Josie Wood (Transformational Coach and Licensed HeartMath coach) will help us explore this source of peace, joy and gratitude within us. This can help us live with greater happiness and fulfilment in our everyday life. Steve Hart (LM facilitator) will share heart centric Tibetan compassion and loving kindness practise and teachings. Steve has…

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November 2017
£25 - £40

Encountering Islamic & Sufi Interiority

November 25, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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Islamic Calligraphy

A re-run of this popular retreat exploring salat (prayer) and zhikir (communal “chanting”) and their relationship to the space of the heart where we find limitless Allah – facilitated by members of the Leeds Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi community. Contribution. £45/25. Bring vegetarian or halal food to share .

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December 2017
£25 - £40

Celebrating Mid Winter – A Wellbeing Creative Writing & Meditation Retreat

December 16, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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Winter Tree

This popular retreat returns bringing imagination and illumination to the rich midwinter space overcoming the xmas blues and obligations promoting meditation, visualisation and connection to the solstice stillness.   Contribution. £45/25. Bring Food to Share.

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January 2018
TBC

Retreats in 2018

January 1 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 4:00 pm

In 2018 we are planning for the first quarter retreats on the mindfulness, the brain and positive psychology with Ana Beude Fletcher.  Emma Roberts (Pause for Thought) will return to look at the ways we can respond to pain with mindfulness. Going deeper into the Hindu and Buddhist sacred feminine traditions with Zeenat Cameron (Insight for Wellbeing) is a must - and John Mackie and Steve will be returning with “Healing & the Heart”.  Steve will also be co-facilitating a…

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£25 - £40

Responding to Pain with Mindfulness

January 27 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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This popular retreat is for people with a background of pain management and difficulties. This can include physical and feeling based pain. We will learn how to re-orientate ourselves so that we respond to our suffering with mercy, tenderness, acceptance and compassion, thus reducing secondary suffering – our reaction to pain - and being kinder to primary suffering – the actual pain itself. This will promote wellbeing – less experiences of secondary suffering and a deeper relationship to, creatively responding…

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February 2018
£25 - £40

Encountering the Bodies of Visions: The Sacred Feminine in Hinduism & Buddhism – Exploring Saraswati and Tara

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
11C Allerton Park, Leeds LS7 4ND, 11C Allerton Park
Leeds, LS7 4ND United Kingdom
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Venerated since the times of the Vedas, Saraswati is the universal intelligence which brings harmony and order to creation, at both the cosmic and the human levels. Portrayed as a beautiful goddess gracefully and serenely playing her musical instrument – the veena – She is the divine source of harmonious speech, creativity and intelligence. She gives eloquence to our speech, sharpness to the intellect, and inspiration to the creative process. She can be invoked by musicians, artists and scholars and…

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March 2018
£25 - £40

Healing and the Heart

March 17 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Parochial Hall, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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What do we mean by the space of the heart? This retreat will look at what might need healing in the heart as well as a deep connection through the heart with the transpersonal. John will share Chinese physical culture heart centric practise while Steve will draw on the spectrum of world spirituality sharing heart based practices. Bring a vegetarian lunch to share.

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July 2018
£15 - £30

Mahakaruna (Great Compassion) Buddhist Retreat

July 21 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Parochial Hall, Fitzroy Drive, Roundhay
Leeds, LS8 United Kingdom
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We are offering a day retreat to enter the world of Buddhism, and re-launch Leeds Mahakaruna. We look forward to your company.

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