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Wistaston Hall

The Flow of Compassion. A five day Silent Retreat

When we are ‘in the flow’ we are embodied and immersed in our experience and have a sense of enjoyment and ease. The heart is essential in enabling flow. Held in silence we will explore the flow of compassion through a series of carefully considered mindful sitting and movement practices.

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The Flow of Compassion. A five day Silent Retreat

Time & Location

29 May, 16:00 – 02 Jun, 13:00

Wistaston Hall, 89 Broughton Ln, Crewe CW2 8JS, UK

About The Event

The Flow of Compassion

A 5-day silent retreat

Starting 4pm Sunday 29th May- 1pm on Thursday 2nd June (Spring Bank holiday)

Cost is £650 (includes a £150 non-refundable deposit) 

When we are ‘in the flow’, we are fully immersed in our experience, we embody the experience, we are consciously involved, focused, and have a sense of enjoyment and ease. The heart is essential in enabling flow, it guides us and encourages us to go a little further, to be open, to be courageous and tender.

During this silent practice retreat we will explore the flow of compassion through a series of carefully considered mindful sitting and movement practices.

Day One- Settling and Grounding- arriving on our seat of experience

Day Two- Beginning to open- to our flow of experience, being gentle and tender

Day Three- The Tender Heart- opening the heart creating a space for compassion to arise

Day Four- Expanding and deepening- expanding to others and the natural environment

Day Five-Letting go, into the flow- what’s here now, as we move into the flow of life beyond the retreat

During the retreat we will co-create a supportive community of practitioners. There will be two opportunities during the retreat to come together in small groups to share what is happening within your experience. The groups will be held within a loving presence and will be lightly facilitated by one of the retreat leaders.

Silence is about connection; with ourselves, with meditation, with each other and with the beauty of nature. Away from life’s noise and busyness we can relax and have time and space for ourselves. Silence can deepen our awareness and our kindness and can be a happy and easy way to be with others. If you are new to silent retreats and are not sure what to expect or have any concerns, please contact Lilasuri, Karen or Markus and we will be happy to talk to you about our experience of silent retreats.

This is a BAMBA approved 5-day silent retreat and can go towards your annual BAMBA requirements for membership.

Retreat schedule:

Day 1: (Sunday 29thMay)

4pm Arrive/ unpack

6.00 dinner

8.00 evening session

9.00 close, go into silence

Day 2,3 and 4:

7.30am morning meditation

8.30 breakfast

10.00 morning session including break

1.00 lunch and personal time

3.00 afternoon session including break

6.00 dinner and personal time

8.00 evening session

9.00pm close, personal time

Day 5 (Thursday 2ndJune):

7.30 am morning meditation

8.30 breakfast/ pack up

10.00 morning session

12.00 lunch

1.00pm Retreat ends

Your retreat facilitators:

Karen Welsh

Karen is a qualified Mindfulness Teacher trained through the Practitioner Training Programme at Mind in Salford and has delivered MBSR courses for a variety of organisations, Self Help, The Big Life Group and The Owl and the Coconut. She also delivers the Radical Self-Care courses for Rainbow Mind, a mental health awareness and support project for the LGBTQI+ community and has recently completed teacher training for the Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week course developed by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. Karen supports and supervises new MBSR teachers in training.

karen.welshconsultant@gmail.com

Markus Greenwood

Markus is CEO at Mind in Salford. He is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and has trained to teach Mindfulness Based Interventions with Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Mindflow. He has also trained as a Mindfulness Supervisor with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice - Bangor University. Markus pioneered the setup of a national mindfulness teaching training programme across local Minds. He has delivered over 30 mindfulness-based courses to people with mental health issues, in the workplace and in community settings.

markusgreenwood@hotmail.co.uk

Lilasuri Morris

Lilasuri is a qualified Mindfulness Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor, Breathworks Associate and Mindfulness Coordinator at Mind in Salford. She is the Founder of Wild Awake Mindfulness, supporting individuals, workplaces, and communities to build resilience, increase wellbeing and learn mindfulness with a specialist interest in mindfulness and nature connection.  Lilasuri first encountered mindfulness through an interest in Buddhism over a decade ago. This interest quickly grew into a wholehearted commitment to daily practice which led to her being ordained into a Buddhist Order.

lilasuri@wildawake-mindfulness.co.uk

Useful information

The Retreat Centre:

The retreat will take place at Wistaston Hall, Crewe, CW2 8JS https://www.orc-crewe.org/ a spacious and quiet centre, surrounded by peaceful gardens, a stream, and scenic walks conveniently situated close to the towns of Crewe, historic Nantwich, and local amenities. Please take a look at the website for more information and directions  https://www.orc-crewe.org/directions

All bedrooms are single en-suite.

Food:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided

All food will be vegetarian

If you are unable to eat wheat, gluten or nuts for medical reasons, the retreat centre can cater for your dietary needs. If you have any other restricted diets, please let us know ASAP, the retreat centre cannot always cater for complex restricted diets. If you arrive on retreat without having informed us of your restricted diet, we may not be able to cater for you. Let us know of any restricted dietary requirements when you book your place.

Deposit/ final payment:

To secure your place please pay a deposit of £150 (non-refundable) and the remaining balance of £500 10 days before the retreat starts

Covid-19

We are operating on the basis that the retreat will go ahead without any restrictions. If this changes we will let you know asap.