Tender Heart is a 3 night Insight Meditation retreat held in noble silence, with the precious intention of allowing the heart to open into tenderness. The retreat will emphasise creating a container of safety, simplicity, non-violence and self-compassion throughout alternating periods of walking, sitting and moving meditation.
We will practice cultivating a gentle and loving awareness with the intention of letting the mind rest and settle. As our habitual patterns of protection and judgement settle too, the heart can naturally open into tenderness and care.
Meditation instructions will be given each day with a focus on the fundamentals of mindfulness and the core teachings of the Buddha. Mindful yoga will be offered twice a day and instructions on mindful eating and how to sit conformably will be offered also. Students will have plentiful support from teachers through group interviews, making this a particularly suitable retreat for those newer to insight practice. Experienced students are also most welcome.
About the venue
For those coming in person, the retreat will be held at the Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning in Wilton, NSW. Approximately 80 minutes’ drive from Sydney. Accommodation is in comfortable twin share rooms with en-suites. Serene gardens and bushland surround the meditation centre.
Suitable for new and experienced meditators
When: 10 to 13 March 2022 (3 nights)
Times: Arrival from 1 to 2 pm on Thursday 10 March
Finish at 2 pm Sunday 13 March
Cost: for all vegetarian meals and accommodation
Donation: In keeping with a 2,500 year old tradition no fee has been charged for the teachings. At the end of the retreat you are invited to give a donation (dana) to express your appreciation and to support the teachers to continue their work.
To book your place is a two step process:
Step 1: Make your Payment
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Step 2: Complete the Registration form click here
Scholarships for all SIM retreats are available for those who need assistance paying the full fee. Click here for the scholarship application form. Note: If you will be applying for a scholarship, please complete the registration form as well as the scholarship form.