Insight Meditation in the Buddhist tradition

Nottingham meditation retreat July 2013

Ever wanted to attend a day long or week long retreat without having to travel away from the city? Still in the city is an urban yoga and meditation retreat running in Nottingham led by Jake Dartington and Jasmin Bahia. This unique 5 day retreat runs from Monday 22nd July right through to Friday July 26th, you have the option to attend the full 5 days or simply attend one or two days. The day long retreat runs 10am to 4.30pm and will begin with a 60 minute Yoga class, followed by meditation and walking meditation. There will be a one hour lunch slotted in. The urban yoga and meditation retreat has sprung up as both teachers (Jake and Jasmin) are often away attending various retreats and practises with their own teachers, they have decided to take some time to create their own retreat environment within the city of Nottingham and invite you to join them.

In order to book, please contact Bahia Yoga

July 1, 2013   No Comments

Sheffield weekend

Sheffield is only about an hour away from Nottingham by train and there is a thriving Insight Meditation group there. They’ve organised a weekend with Catherine McGee who is a well respected teacher from Gaia House. The weekend runs on March 9th and 10th. All the details are on the Sheffield Insight Website.

January 24, 2013   No Comments

Path of Joy Retreat

I very much enjoyed teaching the Path of Joy retreat for Nottingham Insight Meditation. We explored sitting and walking meditation as well as some mindful movement. We reflected on various aspects of joy as understood in the Buddhist tradition. A good range of people came to the retreat including mindfulness teachers, university students, people who’d travelled from Yorkshire and those based more locally.

Here’s the talk from the day.

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December 9, 2012   No Comments

Details for next Sunday’s silent meditation retreat

There are only a couple of places left on the retreat. If you haven’t already booked please contact us directly to check that there is still space available.

Here are some further details to help the day go smoothly.

Registration – please arrive from 9.30 to register. The silence begins at 10.00 so this gives us some time to sort out any practicalities before the day starts. The silence will end around 4pm and there will be a chance to talk with each other over tea before the day ends at 4.30pm

Meditation cushions/mats – there are yoga blocks, bolsters and blankets at the centre as well as a few chairs to sit on. If you have your own meditation cushion or mat please bring this too.

Lunch – please bring vegetarian food to share. It’s helpful to bring something that doesn’t need any further preparation so we can have a simple buffet lunch.

Warm clothes – the centre does have central heating but, as a fairly large room, can take time to warm up. Please bring a few layers to make sure you are warm enough during the day.

Help during the day – these days run more smoothly when people help out with a few of the jobs needed – e.g. washing up after lunch, tidying at the end of the day. We will have a sign-up sheet available when you register.

Parking –  Although the centre is on Noel Street, the only vehicle access is via Mosley St or Rawson St. It’s best to park on Mosley St but there are also some spaces on Elston St. We are directly opposite the Nottingham Climbing Centre.

Tram – the nearest tram stop is Beaconsfield St

Dana - the payment you made for the retreat just covers the basic cost of renting the space and setting up the website. There will be the opportunity to offer dana to the teacher at the end of the day.

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December 2, 2012   No Comments

Nottingham Meditation – Silent Day Retreat – Sunday 9th December 2012

Insight Meditation Silent Day Retreat –  A Path of Joy

Sunday December 9th 10.00-4.30

The Nottingham Workshop, 247 Noel Street, Nottingham, NG7 6AR

with Jake Dartington

This day will be a chance to practice a whole day of sitting and walking meditation in silence. There will be full guidance on meditation, a Dharma Talk and a chance to ask questions towards the end of the day. We will explore the way in which meditation connects us with our moment to moment and experience and can open up a deep sense of joy and well-being.

£15 plus dana.

Advanced booking is essential

Click here to book.

September 8, 2012   No Comments

Nottingham Yoga and Meditation Course

I’m very happy to be teaching a new Yoga and Meditation course in Nottingham. It runs on Monday evenings and is organised by Bahia Yoga. Heather Kelly will lead the Yoga and I will teach meditation using some themes inspired by Jack Kornfield’s Path With Heart.

All the details, including how to book, are here.

June 11, 2012   No Comments

East Midlands Today Report

BBC East Midlands Today visited my college as part of a piece on helping students with exam stress. Here’s an extract from their report.

May 17, 2011   No Comments

Sheffield course

I’m very much enjoying teaching the ‘Living the Path’ course in Sheffield. Three talks from the course are now available to listen or download.

November 20, 2010   No Comments

Mindfulness in Schools

Last weekend I visited the Mindfulness in Schools Project. I was inspired by the work they’re doing. They’ve developed a very clear curriculum for the teaching of mindfulness in education. Excellent to catch up with Chris Cullen and meet Richard Burnett and the rest of the team for the first time.

October 6, 2010   No Comments