Secular Retreat: A.R.T of Fulfilment (Action, Reflection, Transformation)
8 – 17 September 2017, Land of Joy Retreat Centre, Northumberland, UK
Retreat leaders: Steff Hill & Ros Boughtflower
A.R.T of Fulfilment (Action, Reflection, Transformation) is an innovative, in-depth secular programme for people wishing to explore how to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Rooted in Buddhist and Western philosophy and psychology and supported by scientific research, this programme is based on the three themes of Inner Happiness, Good Heart and Clear Mind. These form a unique integrated framework that connects the cultivation of inner qualities with transformative action in daily life.
On this 9 night residential retreat in the peaceful Northumberland countryside, participants will be led through a process of individual and group inquiry in a supportive atmosphere to explore profound questions around:
- how you actually live in the world
- how this can either limit you or help you develop in the long-term
- whether you can change
- whether you have choices
- what makes a happier and more fulfilling life
- what living up to your potential might mean
These investigations are structured as a variety of enjoyable yet challenging exercises, reflections and discussions.
Most importantly, you will have structured daily exercises and techniques to take away with you at the end of the retreat to help you continue to inquire over time, and integrate your discoveries into daily life.
The A.R.T of Fulfilment, action, reflection, transformation is a Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom programme created by the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW).
Book your place on this transformative course at Land of Joy directly through the FDCW by clicking here .
About the retreat leaders:
Steff Hill is a long term student of Buddhism and accredited facilitator for the A.R.T of Fulfilment programme. Steff is very experienced in working with and facilitating group learning and has taught both in a professional academic context as a university lecturer as well as leading meditation groups, short retreats and foundational Buddhist programmes at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London.
The secular approach of this programme appealed to Steff as it was accessible to all and offered individuals the potential to nurture insights and cultivate positive inner qualities such as kindness and mental peace, which evolve through an understanding of the programme’s three interconnected themes of inner happiness, good heart and clear mind.
Steff has been described as being a kind and patient teacher who is able to support a group with sensitivity and awareness as they learn alternative ways of noticing their inner dialogues, identifying where these come from and explore techniques to craft helpful and happier “self-speak”. What she loves about this programme is that it does not answer questions and actively encourages remaining open so that insights and understanding may continue to arise.