Date: 5th & 6th June

Workshop Leader: Shan Tate

Requirements: Everyone is welcome

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

Format: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we can currently only offer our group retreats via Zoom. 

Start and Finish times: Each day the first session is from  9:00am to 10:00am (BST). The second session is from 10:30am to 11:45am (BST) and the third session will be from 12:15am to 1:30pm (BST).

About the Weekend

We’re all searching for happiness but are we looking for it in the right places?

Inner happiness is possible when we change our perspective and appreciate how our past experiences affect our lives today. We can be free from limiting concepts and empowered to live with a more open, honest and joyful mind.

This weekend will explore how to develop our own inner strengths by learning how to embrace our pasts and take control of our future through relying on our inner wisdom. Becoming more comfortable in our own skin enables us to be more comfortable with others.

Topics to be covered:

  • Appreciating our positive qualities

  • Taking steps towards inner happiness

  • Developing emotional resilience

  • Encouraging self-acceptance

  • Getting to know your inner wisdom

Presentations, discussions and meditation techniques will be used as a basis for exploring ideas and understanding how they can improve our daily lives.

An Idea of What to Expect

Intro Meditation for Healing from Within

About the Leader

Shan worked for the National Health Service in England for 25 years in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and as the Lead Professional for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy in the west country as well as being the chair of the professional body for family therapy and systemic practice.

She is a fully qualified psychotherapist who works now in private practice with individuals, couples and families, as well as groups and also offers consultation to organisational and professional groups.

Shan has been a student of Buddhism for 45 years.  In the 70’s she was involved in setting up what is now called Jamyang London Buddhist Centre and was the centre director in the 80’s. In the 90’s she started Saraswati Buddhist Group with her husband. Shan leads Buddhist meditations and facilitates dharma discussions in a variety of settings.

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Thank you and may you be happy.

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