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Urban Retreat Day - live online

Half day

Urban Retreat Days | Saturday's fortnightly | 9am - 1pm (AEST)
Price: $44 Standard / $22 Concession


Next Retreat: The Seven Factors of Awakening
When: 17th July, 2021
Where: Your place using Zoom
Time: 9 am - 1 pm (AEST)
With: Timothea Goddard live online


The Seven Factors of Awakening

Once we have the basics of a mindfulness practice under our belts, it can become important to begin working with our selves in a more nuanced and sustained way through the practice and it’s application in life.  The instructions for this are found in the 4th foundation of mindfulness.  In the first three foundations, we learn how to explore the body, hedonic tone and mind-states. The 4th foundation of mindfulness  invites us more deeply in to the logic of Buddhist psychology.

Join Tim in this first of a series of  Urban Retreats drawn from the 4th Foundation – to explore the seven factors of awakening and how to begin to be a little more active in your practice.


The path of mindfulness - getting friendly with our thoughts and emotions
When: 29th August, 2021
Time: 9 am - 1 pm (AEST)
With: Timothea Goddard live online


The path of mindfulness - 

Getting friendly with our thoughts and emotions

One of the most powerful relationships we can develop is with our own inner world. Once this becomes established, so much is possible in terms of acceptance of as well as transformation of our thoughts and emotions and hence our ability to contribute skilfully to our own and others lives.
In this workshop with will explore how mindfulness training offers a “technology” to support this process, which will include:
  1. theory to provide direction, understanding and clarity, and
  2. pragmatic user-friendly practices and exercises to apply in daily life and in your practice. 
What can result is a shift in how much we identify with them (much less) but also how we can listen deeply to these concerns and take wiser action in our lives and the world.  We can reduce the shame and/or dismissiveness that so many of us carry in relationship to our inner life.


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."


Refresh Your Practice

Refresh your motivation and keep practising mindfulness



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



Practice in the good company of fellow travellers

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Saturday was such a beautiful day! In the morning I didn’t want to go - I was so tired & stressed. At the end of the day of practice, I felt nurtured. I felt I could restore myself & grow. I felt there were infinite possibilities. How powerful from a seemingly, simple occasion!

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.

Haven't done the MBSR course yet?

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based, user-friendly program that brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life.

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