“A Heart Full of Peace” with Jake Dartington and Jasmin Bahia

December 28th and 29th 2018

Meditation practice helps us to live with compassion, love and wisdom in the midst of an uncertain world. It is a way of cultivating a heart and mind that can hold all of life’s experiences and find peace within the joys and sorrows of human life. Inspired by both classical and contemporary teachings, the retreat will include meditations, optional sessions of gentle yoga, and reflections dedicated to liberating our hearts.

10 to 4.30pm (informal finish 5pm to allow time for cup of tea) Friday 28th and Saturday 29th (non-residential) at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St, Sheffield S1 2EW. Wheelchair accessible. Map

Arrive at 9.30 for a 10am start. You are welcome to attend one or both days. Beginners are welcome.

Jake Dartington

Jake has practised meditation since 1995 and has been teaching retreats and courses since 2007. He has completed many extended periods of silent retreat and trained as a Dharma teacher with Christina Feldman. He has also studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at Bangor University and teaches mindfulness courses in Nottingham.

Jasmin Bahia

Jasmin Bahia has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years. With a background in traditional Classical Hatha Yoga, she creates classes that are suitable for all levels of experience. Jasmin is the Director of Bahia Yoga and is the lead trainer on the 200-hour and Foundation Courses in this Nottingham studio. Jasmin is also a Counselling Psychologist and a longstanding student of Zen.

Booking links

The teaching is offered freely in accordance with the Insight Meditation tradition. During the retreat you will be invited to make a voluntary contribution (Dana) for the teachings. Please read more about Dana here. Payment taken below is toward the cost of running the retreat; please use these booking links:

Friday 28th AND Saturday 29th December

Fri 28th and Sat 29th December STANDARD RATE £40

Fri 28th and Sat 29th December SPONSOR RATE £45

Fri 28th and Sat 29th December SUPPORTED RATE £20

Fri 28th and Sat 29th December FREELY GIVEN £0

Friday 28th December only

Friday 28th December STANDARD RATE £25

Friday 28th December SPONSOR RATE £30

Friday 28th December SUPPORTED RATE £12.50

Friday 28th December FREELY GIVEN £0

Saturday 29th December only

Saturday 29th December STANDARD RATE £25

Saturday 29th December SPONSOR RATE £30

Saturday 29th December SUPPORTED RATE £12.50

Saturday 29th December FREELY GIVEN £0

Please pay the standard rate if you can. If most people pay this we will cover our costs during the course of the year.

The Sponsor rate includes a £5 donation to help support all to attend, regardless of means.

The Standard rate covers the cost of the venue, administration and teacher’s travel costs.

The Supported rate is offered for those whose income is too low to pay the standard rate.

The Freely Given rate is offered to make our events as accessible and welcoming as possible. We recognise that in the current political and economic climate many struggle to pay for food and housing, let alone meditation retreats. We offer this rate particularly for those who have little or no financial support, for example: young people, people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, asylum seekers or those who are living on state benefits.

(Our Retreatant Support Fund supports those who access our Freely Given and Supported Rates – no one will be turned away through lack of funds. There will also be an opportunity during the retreat to contribute to the Retreatant Support Fund which helps us to keep our retreats accessible to all, regardless of means.)

Contact us if you don’t have a UK bank account or if you’d like to pay a different amount.

Please note that our online booking system (except for £0 option) uses a site called GoCardless that enables one-off payments to be taken via the direct debit system.

When you book using this system, GoCardless will e-mail you immediately to indicate that you have been set up as a new direct customer. This e-mail confirms that any further transactions (beyond this particular booking) will need to be authorised. This means that only the payment you have set up with this booking will be taken. You will receive another e-mail from GoCardless (usually within a few days) confirming the amount and timescale of the single direct debit. The money will normally be taken from your account about a week after booking.