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Oxford Insight Meditation Day Retreat with Catherine McGee

Oxford Insight Meditation

Saturday, 8 June 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00

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Standard ticket 33 Registrations 7 Jun 2019 £11.20 £0.00
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CATHERINE McGEE has practised and studied Buddhist meditation with senior teachers from Asia and the West since 1991. She has been teaching Insight Meditation at Gaia House and internationally since 1997. Her teaching emphasises embodied practice and the integration and translation of our deepest understandings into our life. She is also a student and teacher in training of Diamond Approach of AH Almaas.

Details of the retreat

Insight Meditation is a simple technique derived directly from the teachings of the Buddha; by practising being present in each moment, our heart and mind awakens to deep peace and clarity. The retreat will be a day of sustained meditation, supported by an atmosphere of silence. All the retreats are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of meditation practice. The retreat is led by a teacher from Gaia House and the structure of the day can vary. Typically the day includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, and guidance on meditation provided by the teacher. Opportunities are provided to ask questions. The teachers are not paid but you can provide voluntary contributions on the day in the form of Dana.

More details of what to expect on the retreat >>

Video of Catherine McGee’s talk – 6th February 2010

Please arrive for registration between 9.15 – 9.45am.

The retreat finishes around 5pm. We ask that attendees commit to staying for the full day.

What to bring

The hall is heated but uncarpeted, so please bring warm clothing, and a mat or rug plus meditation stool or cushions if you wish to sit on the floor. There are chairs for use too if you prefer; these are the plastic stackable kind, so you may wish to bring a cushion or two for padding, (we have a few foam wedges available to borrow).


The lunch is held in silence. We invite you to bring your own vegan or vegetarian packed lunch. A selection of tea, herbal drinks, milk and soya milk will be provided on the day. There is also a fridge you can use.

Venue, directions and parking

Get details of the venue, directions and parking. There are also cycle racks for six bikes.

Bookings, cancellations and refunds

Find out more about making a booking, cancellations and refunds including information about postal bookings. Tickets are available up to 12 noon on the day before the retreat and refunds are available up to 24 hours before. Use the contact details below if you need to cancel but do not require a refund.

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We ask that you pay the full rate if you are reasonably able, to support the continuation of the retreats, however we do offer tickets at £5 for people who think a concessionary rate might apply to them, for example, if you are unemployed, a full-time student, on a low income, or are otherwise finding it difficult to meet the full cost. If you are unable to afford our concessionary rate please use the contact details below.

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If you don’t have access to email then you can text 07463953757 - but email is preferred.

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Old Headington Village Hall (formerly called Headington Parish Hall)
Dunstan Road
OX3 9BY Oxford
United Kingdom

Saturday, 8 June 2019 from 09:30 to 17:00

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