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Caring for the World, Caring for Myself

A Day Retreat with Julia Wallond

Sunday 16th June 2024

10.30 am – 5.30 am

At Whirlow Spirituality Centre S11 9SY and Online.

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About the retreat

We will explore how insight meditation, together with some of the themes from Joanna Macy’s “Work that Reconnects”, can support our hearts to care in challenging times.

This retreat is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators. There will be periods of guided solitary sitting/stillness practice with an invitation, if you wish, to extend this into interpersonal practice in pairs to build our practice in relationship with others. There will also be some periods of mindful movement practice, and walking practice outside in the grounds. The day will be held, in the main, in companionable silence.

About the teacher

Julia Wallond has been meditating regularly since 2005, mainly with teachers at Gaia House. She trained as an MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) teacher with Exeter University in 2011, and later as a Community Dharma Leader with Gaia house. In this time she supported Bristol Insight to develop and become a charity. More recently she completed her Dharma teacher training with Bodhi College.

Julia currently lives in Machynlleth, West Wales, where she combines work in health care with teaching in a local community meditation group. She enjoys exploring Dharma in everyday life, connecting with the natural world, and exploring engagement with the challenges of our times, socially and environmentally.

Julia’s talks at Gaia House are available here: https://gaia.dharmaseed.org/teacher/1273/

 About Tickets

You can attend in person or online – tickets for each option are available

The suggested donation for each ticket will go towards the running of Sheffield Insight Meditation.
There are several different prices (£0 – £20) to ensure accessibility for all.

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Your ticket pays for the costs of the retreat but does not cover a payment for the teachings. You will be invited to offer a donation (dana) to support the livelihood of the teacher. You can learn more about the tradition of giving dana by following this link.

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