£5.92 – £16.58

Day retreat with Mark Øvland

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Steiner Academy Frome

3 Park Road

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A Day Retreat led by Mark Øvland


MARK ØVLAND
Mark has been devoted to the Dharma, to study, service, and practice, since his mid-twenties. His passion and curiosity led him first to India, where he lived briefly as a monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and later to Devon, where he served as a coordinator at both the Barn Retreat and Gaia House. Mark is a founding trustee of Freely Given Retreats and a co-initiator of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE). He is currently undergoing teacher training with Rob Burbea, with whom he has studied and practised since 2010.



What to bring

Lunch to share: We eat together, often in silence on day retreats, please bring a vegetarian dish to contribute. Cutlery and plates are available at the venue.

Cushions to sit on: Bring anything you will need to be comfortable sitting, meditation cushions, pillows, a mat to sit on, a blanket etc. There are chairs available if you would like to sit on a chair.

A Mug: It would be really helpful if you could bring your own mug as that is one thing the venue is short of.

Dana: Dana translates as generosity, in this spirit the teachers offer these teachings for free. As students we are also given the opportunity to practice generosity by offering financial contributions to the teachers. The livelihood of most teachers depends wholly, or to a large extent, on the generosity and voluntary contributions from retreatants who value their guidance and wish to support the ongoing teachings of the Dharma. There will be a chance for you to donate to the teacher and also the organisers at the end of the day. Please bring cash for this. There are no guidelines to what you should donate.


What to expect

A day of meditation practise, often with periods of guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, a dharma talk, space for questions. The days are led by a teacher, so the structure may vary. Some teachers may invite us to take part in inquiry: a meditative reflective practise in pairs. Retreat days are suitable for all levels of experience

Below is a rough schedule for how a day may look; we ask participants to stay for the whole day:

9.30 Arrival
10.00 Introduction
10.30 Sitting
11.00 Walking
11.30 Sitting
12.00 Walking
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Sitting
14.00 Walking
14.30 Dharma talk, Q&A
15.30 Walking
16.00 Closing session
16.30 Day ends



Where to find us:

Frome Steiner Academy,
Park Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1EU.
There will be signs pointing you in the right direction once you arrive.



Who can come?

All the retreats are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of meditation practice. We warmly welcome people of every age, ethnicity, cultural heritage and religious background, socio-economic group, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity to join us.

Our venue is wheelchair accessible and the toilets are gender inclusive.

If there is anything that we could do to make these days and events more accessible to you please contact us.



Cost

The price you pay covers the running of the event.
The teachers and organisers offer their time freely in the tradition of Dana.

£10 standard rate

£15 sponsor
£5 supported
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds)



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