Date: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April

Retreat Leader: Charlotte Elliott

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

Cost: Generosity Model – Donation only (via the donation form at the bottom of the page; no set amount).

Format: Onsite at Land of Joy

Dates and time: The weekend will start on Friday 26th April at 4pm and run through to 2 pm of Sunday the 28th April.

About the weekend

Tired, stressed and need to reconnect with yourself and with nature?

This secular retreat offers an opportunity to explore meditation and mindfulness practices in a calm, peaceful, and supportive environment.

Meditation sessions will be led indoors in our beautiful meditation hall and outdoors, in nature, where we will combine mindfulness practices with walking and gardening activities.

Mindfulness will be cultivated through awareness practices using the breath, the body, listening and feeling. We will also be exploring the nature of our mind and the importance of ethics as a basis for meditation. These simple techniques can be applied to all activities in our daily lives, enhancing our ability to relax, de-stress and enjoy.

This retreat is suitable for beginners who want to learn more about mindfulness practice as well as for more experienced meditators who want to deepen their practice with the support of the Land of Joy community.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing, e.g. wellies/walking boots & raincoat. Also, if walking or heavy gardening isn’t possible for you, then please let us know – you are welcome to do as little or as much as you wish.

About the Facilitator

Charlotte Elliott has been an FPMT supporter and student of Geshe Tashi Tsering since 1999.

With a background in computing and corporate training, she assisted with the implementation of the first ‘Experience Buddhism’ retreat/pilgrimage at the Root Institute,
Bodhgaya (2011, 2012), has been a long-term Board Trustee for Land of Joy, and a Facilitator for the FPMT Foundation Service Seminars.

Continually inspired by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa, she has led several meditation retreats and offers weekly secular mindfulness meditation sessions.

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As we don’t receive any subsidies from other organisations we rely solely on the kind generosity of others. If you would like to make a donation to help us cover our considerable monthly costs (including via an online bank transfer or postal cheque), please choose the amount you would like to offer using the form below (or enter a custom amount), click ‘Donate’, then choose a payment method and provide all the details we require to process your donation. Your generosity will help us continue to offer beneficial services to yourself and others.

You may also like to make a regular contribution to the centre by becoming a Branch of Joy. This kind of support gifts us a steady and ongoing income, which in turn provides the confidence and means for us to continue to flourish for many years to come.

Thank you and may you be happy.


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