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Oxford Insight Meditation Day Retreat with Venerable Canda

Oxford Insight Meditation

Saturday, 9 May 2020 from 09:30 to 17:00

Oxford Insight Meditation Day Retreat with Venerable Ca...

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VENERABLE CANDA began meditating in 1996 with SN Goenka. She ordained as a Buddhist nun in Burma in 2006 and subsequently took full ‘bhikkhuni’ ordination under the guidance of her Teacher, Ajahn Brahm. Her approach to meditation focuses on kindness and letting go as a means to deepening stillness and is increasingly informed by the early Buddhist texts. Ven Canda founded Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project with Ajahn Brahm- a UK charity aimed at establishing a nun’s monastery in the UK.

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 >>

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 contact us using the details below.

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

Saturday, 9 May 2020 from 09:30 to 17:00

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