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Urban Retreat Day - live online

Half day

Urban Retreat Days | 9am - 1pm (AEST) 
Live Online using Zoom
Price: $44 Standard / $22 Concession


Next Retreat:
Developing confidence in practice and life

When: Sunday, 10th October, 2021
With: Timothea Goddard 
Time:
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."

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Refresh Your Practice

Refresh your motivation and keep practising mindfulness

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Reconnect

Reconnect with the support of the practice and take a full day to renew your connection with yourself

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Company

Practice in the good company of fellow travellers

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FINDING YOUR COURSE

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Fantastic. Thank you Tim. So much considered content that’s delivered with such an acceptance of different learning styles.

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Deep thanks. As always. so nourishing and so many helpful insights and opportunity for growth.



Why attend the Urban Retreat Day?

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Refresh your mindfulness practice

Mindfulness is not a good idea; it is a practice.  And we all know it very easily slips away, without support. Sustained, restful practice over the day will deepen your sense of presence and focus and remind you what you got from the course.

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Rest and restore

The space, quiet time and good company will enable you to dissolve stress and holding and restore your energy for life.  Unless we deliberately take time out, our lives can become filled with autopilot reactivity.

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Take in the good

In any moment, there are good things to orient towards and experience, but these are so often missed in a busy and demanding life, with all the roles we fulfil.  During this day, let go of an orientation of 'doing' and 'managing' and embrace moments of ease, support, delight and stillness.

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