Oxford Insight Meditation Day Retreat with Jaya Rudgard, Oxford, Saturday, 04. April 2020

JAYA RUDGARD began meditating in 1985, and was ordained as a nun in the Thai Forest Tradition from 1996-2005 with Ajahn Sumedho as her main teacher. Jaya is a graduate of the four year Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock teacher training led by Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. She teaches retreats in the UK and overseas, mainly at Gaia House, IMS and Spirit Rock, as well as running a weekly sitting group in Oxford. She also teaches Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion.
Details of the retreat
Insight Meditation is a simple technique derived directly from the teachings of the Buddha; by practising being present in each moment, our heart and mind awakens to deep peace and clarity. The retreat will be a day of sustained meditation, supported by an atmosphere of silence. All the retreats are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of meditation practice. The retreat is led by a teacher from Gaia House and the structure of the day can vary. Typically the day includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, and guidance on meditation provided by the teacher. Opportunities are provided to ask questions. The teachers are not paid but you can provide voluntary contributions on the day in the form of Dana.
More details of what to expect on the retreat >>

Please arrive for registration between 9.15 – 9.45am.
The retreat finishes around 5pm. We ask that attendees commit to staying for the full day.
What to bring
The hall is heated but uncarpeted, so please bring warm clothing, and a mat or rug plus meditation stool or cushions if you wish to sit on the floor. There are chairs for use too if you prefer; these are the plastic stackable kind, so you may wish to bring a cushion or two for padding, (we have a few foam wedges available to borrow).
Lunch
The lunch is held in silence. We invite you to bring your own vegan or vegetarian packed lunch. A selection of tea, herbal drinks, milk and soya milk will be provided on the day. There is also a fridge you can use.
Venue, directions and parking
Get details of the venue, directions and parking. There are also cycle racks for six bikes.
Bookings, cancellations and refunds
Find out more about making a booking, cancellations and refunds including information about postal bookings. Tickets are available up to 12 noon on the day before the retreat and refunds are available up to 24 hours before. Use the contact details below if you need to cancel but do not require a refund.
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We ask that you pay the full rate if you are reasonably able, to support the continuation of the retreats, however we do offer tickets at £5 for people who think a concessionary rate might apply to them, for example, if you are unemployed, a full-time student, on a low income, or are otherwise finding it difficult to meet the full cost. If you are unable to afford our concessionary rate please use the contact details below.
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Please contact us with any questions by email to oxfordinsightmeditation@gmail.com

Saturday, 04. April 2020, Oxford, Oxford Insight Meditation Day Retreat with Jaya Rudgard

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