Mindfulness in the CIty: A One Day Retreat
with Ken Lunn and Lynne Dowson
Discover mindfulness practice on this one day retreat. Mindfulness has become a contemporary, secular expression of Dharma (Buddhist philosophy, psychology and meditation practices) which compliments more traditional Buddhist teachings at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. Qualified mindfulness teacher Ken Lunn will lead an exploration of mindfulness, as taught on the well-established Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts.
The intention is to give participants space to learn about mindfulness, to experience meditations and movement in a calm and relaxed environment, and to put down the baggage of daily life for a few hours. The day will be a mixture of teaching, discussions, guided meditations, movement, readings, and time to oneself.
The day will be in four parts, with a short break in the morning and afternoon, and a longer break for lunch. There will be chance to ask questions about the day at the beginning, and then a chance (if you want) to discuss your experience with other participants at the end.
For those who want to experience a day of silence, then that will be possible – we will ask for silence in the teaching room during breaks. If, on the other hand, you want to talk during breaks then please respect those who want to stay silent. The tutor will explain arrangements at the start of the day. Spending a day not talking is a way of calming the mind; it is not a rigid silence – if you need something you can ask, or clearly if there is an emergency then speaking will be necessary.
The weekend is open to all, either those just starting out or those with mature mindfulness or meditation practice.
Suggested donation: £25 for the day. Email email@example.com to book. Please note this is not a drop in event and pre-booking is required.
This event may be run online, or both online and face-to-face. We will be making a decision depending on circumstances nearer the time.
About the Retreat Leader
Ken Lunn is a mindfulness teacher on the UK Listing of Mindfulness Teachers. He has taught mindfulness and meditation at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds for many years, and runs Mindfulness Wakefield. He is trained in the delivery of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living. He is also a Trustee of JBCL and The Mindfulness Network.