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.
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.