Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT/MBSR Foundations

with Christina Feldman and John Peacock


This Insight Meditation retreat, which is particularly relevant to those teaching or training in mindfulness-based applications, will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipatthana discourse given by the Buddha. It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion in the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable.

Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both Insight and Loving kindness), meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an underlying environment of silence.

This retreat is not a clinical skills workshop.

This retreat is not suitable for beginners and is specifically designed for therapists teaching or training in mindfulness-based interventions. 

This retreat will help mindfulness teachers who wish to be included on the UK Network Listing of Mindfulness Teachers fulfil the requirement to attend an annual mindfulness retreat.


About the teachers:

CHRISTINA FELDMAN is a co-founder of Gaia House and has led insight meditation retreats worldwide since 1976. She is a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and the author of many books, including Woman Awake, Way of Meditation, and co-author of Soul Food. Recent books include Silence and The Buddhist Path to Simplicity

JOHN PEACOCK has been both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner for nearly forty years. John was initially trained in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India and subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studying Theravada. John has also lectured in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, but at present he is an Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Masters programme in MBCT at Oxford University. John also teaches at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.


Fee options:

Subsidised rate including VAT - £348.00 - plus accommodation fees that will be due once your application has been reviewed and accepted. This is a self-select funded rate whereby your place will be supported by other full paying participants. Please select this rate if you are in receipt of benefits or would find it otherwise inaccessible to attend due to the fee. We will not ask for evidence at this stage but may ask for evidence to support your claim in the future. 

Standard Rate including VAT – £384.00 - plus accommodation fees that will be due once your application has been reviewed and accepted. This is the market rate for this type of event and the rate we ask you to select if you are able.


The application process:

After your Application Form has been assessed (to ensure that this is the right event for you), we will email you to let you know that your application has been successful and to ask for full payment. Your place will be fully confirmed once we receive your payment and we will contact you regarding arranging your accommodation at Buckland Hall.


Accommodation charges at Buckland Hall:

After we receive your payment, we will contact you regarding arranging your accommodation.

Per person rates for sharing a room: £535.20 including VAT.

Per person rates for a private room are: £728.40 including VAT.

Please note that if the attendance is high and we require more than two people to share a room, we will offer a discount on the sharing rate above in line with Buckland Hall’s charging rate.


Payment policy:

The Mindfulness Network CIC requires payment by BACS at the point of registration for all courses. 

Invoices are only raised where the employer is paying, however this method can slow down the process and payment by the participant is recommended. No place is secure on a course until full payment has been received. Once an invoice has been raised the course place is dependent on prompt payment. If our invoice is not paid on time, the course place will be released for other participants on the waiting list. This process reduces last minute cancellations, ensures that invoices are not raised then left unpaid and that all course places are allocated. So that you do not lose your place due to financial issues, we advise that if you are requesting an invoice to be raised that you communicate with your employer to make payment within the timeframe detailed on the invoice.

Responsibility for payment remains with the course attendee. If the employer does not pay the invoice, the applicant will be liable to make payment or meet the cancellation charges.


Cancellation policy:

You may withdraw your application eight weeks prior to the event commencement date at which point you will be offered a refund, minus a 25% admin fee. If you cancel your place on a course within eight weeks of the event commencement date, no refund will be offered.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the course has to be cancelled by us, we will refund any fees paid to us by participants. Our liability is limited to refunding only our event fees. We recommend participants have adequate insurance to cover any cancelled travel or personal expenses. 


If you have any queries, please contact the Mindfulness Coordinator via email at esther@mindfulness-network.org.