Silent Mindfulness Retreat May 2019

May
05
May 5, 6:00 pm
Where

Solterreno Retreat Centre

Between Valencia and Alicante

Spain

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A 6 day Secular Silent teacher lead Mindfulness Retreat

Solterreno Retreat Centre

Where

Solterreno Retreat Centre

Between Valencia and Alicante

Spain

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5th - 11th May 2019

Sunday 5th May at 17.00h - Saturday 11th May 10.00h, 6 days

Price: 650 euros (accommodation, meals and all the activities)

This teacher-led silent retreat offers a safe and supportive environment for experienced Meditators, Mindfulness Teacher Trainees and Established Teachers in which to deepen and extend secular mindfulness meditation practice. It provides an opportunity to deeply tune in to our inner processes, exploring the ways we react to experience and how we might practice kindness towards our moment to moment experience and cultivate wisdom.

This silent retreat is specifically designed to meet the good practice guidelines for Mindfulness teachers on the teacher training pathway and is also highly suitable for more experienced teachers wishing to deepen their connection to the core underpinnings of mindfulness as it is taught in the eight-week course. It is also suitable for those who have taken an 8-week mindfulness course and who wish to deepen their practice. No previous retreat experience is required as full teacher support is available.

Compassion

What is compassion, and why do we need it? How can we develop compassion for ourselves, for others and the wider world? What gets in the way? Some writers claim that a lack of compassion is the cause of humankind’s greatest challenges. This programme explores the idea that the cultivation of compassion for self, others and society are interconnected and integral to the health of people and planet.  Over three afternoon sessions we will explore:

Self- Compassion

Understanding where suffering comes from, and how life is shaped by inner and outer challenges and vulnerabilities. Cultivating mindfulness of emotions, honoring pain, and dealing with difficult emotions. Developing interior resources, and practicing self-compassion and loving-kindness, helping to transform difficulties into lasting strengths.

Compassion for Others

Becoming centered in your own being and establishing healthy boundaries. Recognizing our interdependence with others, and feeling already connected. Exploring the generous heart. Understanding neuronal mechanisms of empathy and compassion and the differences between them. Giving and receiving compassion.  Developing empathy and compassion skills. 

Compassion for Wider World / Planet 

Understanding our relationships with the wider world / system. Developing equanimity and compassion without getting burned out.  Feeling a profound sense of interconnectedness and oneness with people and nature. Developing an increasingly unconditional love for all beings. Compassion as a service for a caring economy and putting values into action. 

Inquiry

We will also facilitate Inquiry, where you will have the opportunity to explore our experience in the practices, 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. 

A typical day's programme might be as follows:

8.00 Mindfulness practice

9.00 breakfast

10.30 Morning of guided practices

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

Your instructors:-

Bodhin Philip Woodward Bsc. SYT, AMT, MBSR Supervisor, and Senior Trainer is accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging experiential learning environment. Bodhin is Founder and Director of Training for Mindful Academy Solterreno. He has been practicing Mindfulness on a daily basis since 1985 and he has extensive experience of mindfulness practices and teaching. He runs Mindfulness Teacher Training programs, Train the Trainer programs and teaches Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Stress Reduction Approaches (MBCT/MBSR/MBAs) to help prevent relapse into depression and to manage stress and anxiety. He also meets the requirements of the Good Practice Guidelines for Trainers of Mindfulness-based Teachers published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-based Teacher Trainers

Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud is a qualified MBSR trainer with the Mindful Academy, Solterreno, Spain, and a Registered Meditation Teacher with Yoga Alliance, UK. He has been a student of the world’s wisdom traditions for over 40 years and has many years experience leading contemplative retreats. During his career, he has worked as a forester and director of development projects, in Nepal, Rwanda, Cameroon, and Western Europe, and for 26 years at WWF International on business, education and sustainability.  He is a co-founder of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the award-winning One Planet MBA, and OPEN for Business (One Planet Education Networks). He is a Visiting Professor at Audencia School of Management, Nantes, France.

Dr Sally Jeanrenaud is a qualified MBSR trainer, with the Mindful Academy, Solterreno, Spain, and a registered meditation teacher with the Yoga Alliance, UK. She is a Trustee of the Fintry Trust, an educational charity dedicated to Integral Wisdom, and has many years experience leading contemplative retreats. She has worked in sustainable development in Nepal, Rwanda, Cameroon, and Western Europe at community and policy levels. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Business School, University of Exeter, where she is researching contemplative science and management. She is a co-founder of the Green Economy Coalition and OPEN for Business (One Planet Education Networks) She is also a Visiting Professor at Audencia School of Management, Nantes, France. 

In general, our retreats include meditation instruction, talks and guided sessions of mindfulness meditation practice including mindful movement. They provide a safe and nourishing environment for the cultivation of a deep and grounded mindfulness meditation practice.

These retreats offer the opportunity to have an intensive practice, during which it will be possible to cultivate and nourish the special sensitivity that underlies awareness practices. In this period in which Mindfulness practice has become so popular, it is possible to misinterpret it as a technique to learn quickly and to apply easily, rather than an inner and heartfelt personal resource to develop through a long-life practice. Many of us are getting a taste of meditation and a wish to practice more intensively, but there are limited opportunities to take our mindfulness practice deeper.

During the retreats the participants will have the possibility to get closer to and comprehend their personal experiences through the practice of mindfulness meditation in its universal and non-sectarian expression, conveying the way, spirit and practice of MBSR.

Noble Silence

During the retreats, there will be extended periods of silence. Noble silence is a profound condition which will allow us to get in touch with one of the most important human resources that is "listening".

These retreats will often include:

  • periods of both guided and self-directed practice
  • short talks with time for questions and discussion
  • sustained periods of silence to enable participants to connect more fully with their inner experience
  • time to practice mindfulness informally between the scheduled sessions
  • The teachers will be available to talk to people individually.
  • A core teaching intention for this retreat is to offer a structure and atmosphere within which we can deeply look into the experience with the freshness of beginner’s mind, enabling new insights and perspectives to emerge.

Are retreats suitable for everyone?

Although our mindfulness retreats are suitable for most people, they are not suitable for everyone. Retreats can be quite intensive, and we do not advise attending a retreat if you are suffering from certain conditions or have had a traumatic event which is interfering with your everyday life. When filling out the application form for a retreat, we advise that you provide us with as much information as possible so that we can make sure the retreat you select is suitable for you.

Application forms and booking -

If you would like to apply you can do so by downloading the application form.

Download Application form

Once completed please send to bodhin@gmail.com


Venue:-

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.

Accommodation -

Solterreno has rooms that sleep 2 and two that sleep 3 (same sex) located both in the main house, and in cabins. Linen and towels are provided. There is also a swimming pool and limited WIFI

Solterreno Retreat Centre more details

Please see below for who are the Teachers for this event:-

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Event contact information

Office: Solterreno
Email: bodhin@mbsr.website
Phone: (+34) 660 44 78 40
Whatsapp (+34) 660 44 78 40

Solterreno Centre for Mindfulness, Partida Ereta 4, Benimaurell, La Vall de Laguar, 03791 Alicante, España 

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Testimonials

As someone who has worked in education in the UK for over 20 years I was very impressed with the way this course was delivered. 

It was a fantastic course run by exceptionally skilled, caring and humorous leaders in a stunning setting in Spain. 

Delicious food was provided with…

Graduate TTR1 

< My journey of Mindfulness >

When I was introduced to the concept of Mindfulness in 2009, I attended the 
8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR), which gave me valuable insight into my own ‘patterns’ and ‘autopilot’. As an ambitious mother, I was struggling…

TTR2 Graduate

The love and care and nurture that has gone into the development of this Centre are very evident in everything right from the teaching to the most practical aspects of living and food arrangements. there is an embodiment of the Mindfulness-Based practices throughout the course.

Thank you…

GRADUATE TTR1

I took TTR1 in Solterreno last May and I am so glad I did. The description on the website is in line with the actual course and it gives you a concrete overall idea of the MBSR program.

We went through both the content of each of the 8 MBSR sessions and to the competences to work on to…

Graduate TTR1

I would definitely recommend the MBSR teacher training at Solterreno. The course was very professionally delivered by both of the trainers. The program of the input sessions was sensibly structured giving the participants just the right amount of knowledge and providing them with lots of…

GRADUATE TTR1

The mindfulness teacher training at Solterreno exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere is very supportive, created by the caring nature of Bodhin and the retreat team, which in turn leads to a strong connection within the group. The course has a good level of focus on hands on practice with…

Graduate TTR1

I have attended many training sessions in both my professional and personal life – ranging from business training courses to self-development courses and I’ve also attained multiple certificates in the world of Restorative and Hatha Yoga. I can, without a doubt, and with complete integrity,…

Graduate from Toronto, Canada

This course was enormously helpful for me professionally and personally. Bodhin and team are very compassionate, knowledgeable and professional instructors. They create a very safe, nurturing atmosphere in which to learn and grow. They provide developmental feedback in a very caring , yet…

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