Urban Retreat Days | 9am - 1pm (AEST)
Live Online using Zoom
Price: $44 Standard / $22 Concession
Developing confidence in practice and life
When: Sunday, 10th October, 2021
With: Timothea Goddard
9 am - 1 pm (AEDT) Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart
8 am - 12 noon (AEST) Brisbane
8:30 am - 12:30 pm (ACDT) Adelaide
6 am - 10 am (AWST) Perth
Confidence doesn’t rely on having a “positive" outcome. Rather it is in attitude to the unfolding of experience. Jason Siff once said that insight meditation is about developing a “trustworthy subjectivity”. Buddhist psychology invites us to explore our own experience so that we can develop confidence in our steps. This confidence needn’t be a “Pollyana-ish” blind faith or denial of challenges, or pain in the world. It involves an orienting in each moment and a willingness to draw on and embody the resources that are available to us, in that moment. And also might involve the releasing of some cherished ideas and unrelenting high standards. Come and join us for a morning of ideas and practice.
We want to be inclusive, but this day of practice will suit people with some experience and knowledge of mindfulness practice - for example like the learning that happens in an eight-week program. So if you have some experience of practice - do feel free to register (even if you haven't done MBSR, MBCT or MiCBT.) If you haven't done any mindfulness training yet, have a look at the MBSR page to find a course near you. This will be a better fit, than leaping into a retreat day.
Some feedback from our first online retreat:
"A week has gone by since your life-enhancing retreat. I am so impressed that you made it feel like a real retreat, with all the important elements, even the personal conversations. I love all your mindfulness of body practices which combine elements of other fine traditions to create a dynamic experience of moving and stretching, which the body adores. The whole day created a wonderful sense of peacefulness and spaciousness, in the midst of all that is happening globally."
"Gratitude Tim, and everyone, This is lovely. Feels very grounding, and the weirdness is offset by seeing your familiar face and hearing your voice."
"I got so much out of the day. I’m surprised myself. Once I got over the feeling of sadness of missing being in a retreat together with the warmth & connectedness that comes with that, I realised how much is the same - a warm and engaging host, great content, familiar teachings from my previous MBSR courses - there is a warmth and connectedness that comes with those things."