Living an Embodied Life

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Fulwood Old Chapel

8 Whiteley Lane

Sheffield

S10 4GL

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Event now been cancelled in line with government advice. We shall contact anyone who has booked individually by e-mail to offer a refund

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In today’s frantic world we can often feel as if our mind is in one place and our body in another, a recipe for internal and external confusion. Meditation involves reuniting mind and body so that both can begin to relax. This day of teacher-guided practice will support the gathering of our scattered energy and our slowing down to a saner pace where wisdom and understanding can grow and develop. A chance to reconnect with ourselves in companionable silence, and to feel how we might better offer the gift of our embodied presence to the world.

Both beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. There will be alternating periods of guided sitting and walking or gentle mindful movement, time for questions, and the opportunity to share with others at the end of the day. Sitting periods will be around half an hour and those who need to meditate lying down will be welcome to do so.

About Jaya

Jaya Rudgard trained as a Buddhist nun from 1996 to 2005, and later as a teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition under Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein,and has also taught Mindfulness courses for the general public since 2010. She teaches retreats regularly at Gaia House in Devon and Insight Meditation Society, USA and elsewhere, and is an Associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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We charge a retreat fee to cover costs of venues, teachers’ expenses, ongoing administrative costs and maintaining a Retreatant Support Fund. We offer a standard, supported, and sponsor rate. A freely given rate is also available so that no-one is excluded.

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We request that people book places for themselves. If you are booking for yourself and someone else you must make a separate booking for each person, with an email address for each

Dana

Dana can be translated as cultivating generosity or giving. The teachers who lead our retreats receive their travel costs and ‘out-of-pocket’ expenses but do not receive any payment for their teaching. However they are happy to receive voluntary contributions from participants in the events they lead. These offerings are traditionally called dana. Most of our teachers depend on dana for most or all of their livelihood.

Our teachers are following an ancient tradition, offering teachings freely just as they received them freely from a previous generation of teachers. In this way the dharma (the teachings of the Buddhist tradition) is not made an object of commerce, and the relationship between teacher and student is based upon trust, freedom, and mutual generosity.

If you attend one of our events and appreciate what the teacher has offered, we warmly invite you to make whatever contribution you feel appropriate. If you do so, you will be making a vital contribution to their livelihood and helping them to continue teaching on this generous basis, particularly in situations where people cannot afford to pay anything.

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Please book in advance to attend. Register from 09.30am to start at 10am and please bring your own packed lunch. Hot drinks provided.

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Fulwood Old Chapel

8 Whiteley Lane

Sheffield

S10 4GL

United Kingdom

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