Mindfulness of Body, Breath and Loving Kindness
21-23 July 2023
Ajahn Jutindharo and Jeremy Bruce
This retreat of meditation practice is open to anyone interested in exploring the Buddha's teaching of mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness, and how we can cultivate awareness in both stillness and movement.
The schedule for the retreat will include periods of sitting, moving, and guided meditation, chanting and Dhamma discussion. The five precepts, based on a practice of harmlessness, mindfulness and letting go of unskilfulness, will be held for the duration of the retreat. This will take place from the Opening Meditation until the afternoon of the last day to support inner contemplation and a feeling of Sangha (supportive community).
Ajahn Jutindharo grew up in Leeds. At university he became interested in meditation and Buddhism, which culminated in a decision to join a Buddhist monastic order in 1987. His monastic life has been spent primarily in Britain, with short periods in Asia.
In recent years he has explored approaches to mindful movement which can help to lessen unskilful habits and patterns.
Since 2007 he has been the senior incumbent at the Hartridge Monastery in Devon. For several years has been studying movement with Sandra Reeve (Move into Life) and Suprapto Suryodarmo (Amerta Movement) and Cherionna Menzam-Sills (Continuum). He regularly teaches meditation retreats.
Jeremy Bruce received temporary ordination with Ajahn Sudhiro and has helped in organising his visits to the UK, as well as spending time with him in Thailand and India. He is co-founder of Hill Cottage Retreat Centre and a trustee of the Buddha-Metta Society UK. Jeremy has been leading meditation groups and retreats for over 20 years.
The Buddha-Metta Society was formed in the UK in 2009 by a group of lay Buddhists. Its membership includes both ordained and lay people who wish to support and take part in the activities of Ajahn Sudhiro. The Society gained charitable status in 2013.
Food and Accommodation
The cost for food and accommodation for the weekend retreat is £190, the dhamma teaching is by donation, see below. We would ask for a deposit of £80 to confirm your place.
We will provide a simple breakfast of porridge after early morning practice, a vegetarian main meal at lunchtime and a light supper in the early evening. Refreshments will be available during the day. Accommodation is in single rooms. We will provide bedding, bed linen and towels.
Generosity or Dana for the Teaching
The Dhamma teaching is freely given. At the end of the retreat, Retreatants, who wish to, can make a donation for the teaching to Hartridge Monastery.
There are 11 places on this retreat
If you would like more information or a booking form, please contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org