During this Silent Retreat, we will be exploring the theme of "Mindfulness and Compassion" and practicing the foundational teachings of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) including Mindful Movement in a 6 night silent residential retreat format.
Retreat practice is a vital way to nourish our personal meditation practice, which is life enhancing for everyone, and particularly important for those who work with mindfulness-based interventions.
The Retreat is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of Mindfulness meditation and living fully in each moment in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Retreat also meets the CPD requirements of the Best Practice Guidelines for MBSR Teachers and is appropriate for anyone on a Mindfulness Teacher Training Pathway, as well as active Mindfulness Teachers.
Retreat details and Schedule -
The Retreat will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice within a supportive community. We will be engaging in times of guided silent practice - sitting and walking meditations with sessions of Mindful Movement, combined with a spirit of Kindly Awareness.
This will be interwoven with time during the afternoon/eveninges when we will have short study groups looking at "Mindfulness and Compassion"
How does Compassion enable transformation? Where does suffering come from? What is it that makes us happy? How can we live ethically in a way that supports personal and collective well-being?
We will also facilitate sharing circles, where you will have the opportunity to connect with others who are committed to mindfulness in their personal and professional lives, so that we can draw support, inspiration and encouragement from each other. Individual meetings will also be available, enabling you to check in with the teacher, discuss your practice and ask any questions you may have..
We will also be practicing silence during meals and informal periods.
A typical day's programme might be as follows:
8.00 Mindfulness practice
10.30 Morning of Practice
12.15 Mindful movement / yin yoga
14.00 Lunch followed by free time to rest and take walks in the countryside
17.00 Group sharing and or exploration of the theme of the retreat
20.00 Evening meal
21.30 Short practice to finish the day off
Solterreno Mindfulness Retreat Center lies in peaceful countryside where you can live close to nature. With views of the mountains, valley and the sea. The space is ideal for meditation, relaxation and rest.
There are some fascinating walks like the "Barranc del Infern" (Hells gorge), a closed circuit route of some 14Km which takes in 5,946 steps carved into the sides of the valley. The surrounding mountains are ideal for hiking.
Solterreno has rooms that sleep 2 and two that sleep 3 (same sex) located both in the main house, and in cabins. We ask participants to take the accommodations assigned to them and practice with whatever situation they find themselves in. Linen and towels are provided. There is also a swimming pool and limited WIFI
See Solterreno web site for more details.