Traditionally, the New Year is a time to take stock of our lives, to reconnect more fully with our deeper aspirations, and to let go of what no longer serves. This nine-day retreat provides a precious opportunity to settle into silence and with the support of sangha/community, attune more fully to the heart and mind. Through this process of deep listening to ourselves and others, we can then better understand how to live our lives with more ease, kindness, compassion and clarity.
During the nine days, we will explore a variety of foundational Buddhist practices, including the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, the four Brahmavihāra heart practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, and some relational practice meditating together in pairs or small groups.
Each day will include a mix of guided and silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, optional mindful movement, small group discussion and individual meetings with the teacher.
Teacher: Jill Shepherd is a graduate of the IMS / Spirit Rock Insight teacher training program in the US under the guidance of Joseph Goldstein and Gil Fronsdal. She teaches regularly in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. For more info about Jill, see: http://jill0shepherd-insightmeditation.com or go to our teachers page.
The Venue: The Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning in Wilton offers comfortable shared rooms with ensuite. A limited number of single rooms are also avaiable. Camping or staying in a campervan is unfortunately not allowed.
For more information
Contact Chris by email
We follow all NSW heath guidelines on our retreats. As the requirements are constantly changing information on vaccination requirements and distancing rules will be advised prior the retreat to ensure compliance and safety of all.
Event Terms and Conditions
When: Friday 29 December 2023,
to Sunday 7 January 2024, 9-day retreat.
Times: Arrive 4-6pm Fri, finish 2.30pm Sunday
Where: Brahma Kumaris Centre in Wilton NSW
Cost for accommodation and all vegetarian meals:
- Twin share room $1299
- Single room $1589
- Twin share room Concession $1157 (for full
time students, pensioners and unemployed)
Additional cost: 'Dana' (act of generosity) In keeping with a 2,500 year old tradition no fee is being charged for the teachings. At the end of the retreat you will be invited to give a donation to support the teachers to continue their work.
Booking are now open for this event.
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Scholarships for SIM retreats are available for people who need assistance paying the full fee. To apply for a scholarship please complete the scholarship application form as well as the retreat registration form above.
Scholarship application form. Please submit before 10 Nov21.