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The Way of Compassion: a path of tender connection and radiant care


"From my own limited experience I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion."
Tenzin Gyatso; The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Compassion heals relationships, opens one's heart-mind with ease, and empowers our action in the world.

A naturally arising and cultivatable phenomena, compassion can be immediately attune to and progressively allowed to come through us more. There is a path of wellbeing that comes from following our wish to be connected and helpful to all. For each of us compassion will emerge differently; there is not one 'right' way and through this one day event we will open many doorways.

Compassion is also at the heart of emptiness teachings. What happens when we contemplate the seemingly depressing facts of life; everything we love is transient; nothing can bring lasting happiness; and all things we sense are empty? As we come closer to the truth of how things appear in this life, a lightness comes into our being. That lightness is the lessening of concern with all we mistakenly identify as. In it's place we don't find meaninglessness but meaningful connection with all, and we attune to compassionate care and the vastness of our innate potential.

In additional to our immersion into silent meditation on this day there will be guided meditations to open the wisdom mind, contemplations to exercise the compassionate heart, and teachings to explore the depth of understanding that comes from this way.


Nathan began meditating in 1997 and began teaching on silent meditation retreats in 2006. From a continued exploration of meditation on silent retreats grew a deep love of silence and the power of stillness. The realisation of the potential of every moment to become a moment of awakening provoked an exploration of meditation in daily life activities. An urge to offer retreats that offer deep connection in an active life led to the initiative in 2004 of SanghaSeva.

What to expect

Each one-day 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, 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.

Below is a typical schedule for the day, 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

What to bring

Cushions: Please 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.

Lunch: We also ask you to bring a vegetarian dish to contribute to a shared lunch, which is held together and in silence. Cutlery and plates are available at the venue.

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 at the end of the day. Please bring money for this. There are no guidelines to what you should donate.

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.


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