Finding Stillness In The Heart Of The City

A Three-day Mindfulness-based City Retreat
Friday 27 October – Sunday 29 October 2017 at Greencoat Place (London)

This non-residential city retreat is an opportunity to deepen and refresh personal mindfulness practice.

We will practise together in silence, stillness and movement in a city space, using the transitions of arriving and leaving, eating, and resting as part of the retreat.  The retreat will include guided and silent practice, with periods of walking out in the city, to bring practice right into the experience of everyday life. We will have sustained periods of silence to enable increased connection with inner experience. There will also be opportunities for group exchanges and the teachers will be available to talk to people individually.


About the teachers

Trish Bartley

Bridgette O’Neill


Who is the retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for anyone who has attended an eight-week mindfulness-based course, or for those with equivalent experience of meditation.

It is particularly suitable as an introduction for those who have never been on a retreat before and also for more experienced practitioners, whose home commitments make it difficult to go on residential retreat.

 

What are the requirements to attend?

Prior attendance at an eight-week mindfulness-based course. If you haven't attended an eight-week mindfulness-based course but have meditation experience, please describe this on your application form so that we can make sure the retreat is suitable for you.

 

Timings:

Friday:           6:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday:       9:00am  – 6:00pm (Please bring simple finger food to share for lunch.)

Sunday:         9:30am – 4:00pm (Please bring simple finger food to share for lunch.)

 

Location:

24 Greencoat Place is a short walk from Victoria Rail, Coach and Bus Stations. The postcode is SW1P 1RD, however the postcode SW1P 1BE gets a more accurate result in satellite navigation and online mapping services. Greencoat Place is a 10 minute walk from the Underground (Victoria and St James’s Park stations). The Vincent Square cycle hire station is in Rochester Row, 2 minutes walk from front door (cross the road, walk 20 yards up Stillington Street and then right into Greencoat Place). 

Fee:

£125.00 including VAT

 

What to bring and wear:

Please bring a mat, cushion and blanket if you have them so that you can be comfortable during the sitting and lying down practices. We recommend that you dress in layers in case the room is warm or chilly. As mentioned above, please bring simple finger food to share for lunches on Saturday and Sunday.

 

The Application Process:

After we receive your Application Form, we will require payment before we can fully confirm your place (a place will be held for you for a reasonable amount of time to enable you to make payment). Once we confirm your place we will email you a confirmation of your booking.

We will email you with joining instructions in advance of the course.

 

Payment Policy:

The Mindfulness Network requires payment by BACS after your application is approved. 

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 at esther@mindfulness-network.org.