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Meditation
Retreats
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Kum Nye Training
Meditation Retreats and Kum Nye Training

Kum Nye Retreats 2021 - 2022

Each year the Institute offers meditation retreats. Although open to anyone interested, the emphasis of the retreat is for people in the helping professions. The retreats are usually in silence.

Dana:

The retreat fee covers residential costs and the travel expenses of the teachers. The teachings are offered freely according to the Buddhist tradition. Voluntary donations to support the teachers can be given separately at the end of the retreat.

NB: You do not have to be a Karuna student in order to join retreats. They are open to all – you just need experience / feel comfortable with silent retreats.

Please note that there are weekend and weekday retreats below.  Please make sure you apply for the correct one.

****If you wish to apply for the 1 Year Kum Nye

Foundation Course, which will consist of 20 days attending

any of the available retreats below, please click HERE for

more information.****

Sunday 24th - Friday 29th October 2021
"Elemental Energies"
 - WEEKDAY - ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT

5 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £490 : Deposit : £190 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£375 unwaged : Deposit : £175) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information

 

Friday 29th - Sunday 31st October 2021
"Elemental Energies"
 - WEEKEND

3 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £195 : Deposit : £100 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£175 unwaged : Deposit : £75) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information 


 

Sunday 23rd - Friday 28th January 2022
"Paramitas"
 WEEKDAY

5 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £490 : Deposit : £190 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£375 unwaged : Deposit : £175) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information

 

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th January 2022
"Paramitas"
 WEEKEND

3 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £195 : Deposit : £100 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£175 unwaged : Deposit : £75) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information

 

Sunday 13th – Friday 18th March 2022
"Inherent States of Wellbeing"
 WEEKDAY

5 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £490 : Deposit : £190 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£375 unwaged : Deposit : £175) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information

 

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2022
"Inherent States of Wellbeing"
 WEEKEND

3 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £195 : Deposit : £100 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£175 unwaged : Deposit : £75) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information

 

Sunday 15th - Friday 20th May 2022
"Beyond Resistance"
 WEEKDAY

5 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £490 : Deposit : £190 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£375 unwaged : Deposit : £175) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information

 

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd May 2022
"Beyond Resistance"
 WEEKEND

3 DAY RESIDENTIAL RETREAT

Teachers : Cheryl Allen, Gráinne Delaney and Jennifer Lewis supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £195 : Deposit : £100 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£175 unwaged : Deposit : £75) Plus Dana for the teachers.

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

More information

 

OTHER KUM NYE RETREATS

 

Friday 19 November - Sunday 21 November 2021:

"Resting In Bardo" - PLEASE NOTE - NOT RUN BY KARUNA 

AND NOT PART OF THE FOUNDATION TRAINING OPTIONS

***ONLINE RETREAT***

Teacher:  Maura Sills

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS ORGANISED BY Associazione Sati Mudita, and is external to Karuna.

Cost: 30€ plus 25€ for registration, plus dana.

PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE and scroll down to see information in English at the bottom of the page - this will tell you how to register, what the fees are, and more general information.

 

Dana

Guidelines for Dana – excerpts from Gaia House, Newton Abbot

Dana means “generosity” and “giving” in Pali, the language in which the Buddha’s teachings were originally recorded. The Buddha regularly emphasized in his teaching the value of generosity and sharing what we have with others, as an essential practice of cultivating happiness and wellbeing.

Dana is a foundation principle underlying the running of Retreats, and also at other Insight Meditation centres and Buddhist monasteries, around the world. This follows a two and a half thousand year-old tradition in the transmission of the dharma.

In order to make this opportunity to practice as accessible as possible, the Karuna Institute seeks to keep costs to a minimum. The charge you paid to attend this retreat covers only the ongoing costs of running the centre, including: food; heating; electricity; water; administration etc. The teachers serve and support your retreat out of kindness and generosity: they are not paid for the work they do.

As your time here comes to an end, you have the opportunity to support the teachers who have supported your retreat.

The Buddha encouraged dana and generosity, in recognition of our interdependence, and as a wholesome practice which helps release the heart and mind from greed and negativity. In receiving with gratitude, and giving with generosity, we become more fully conscious participants in the interconnected web of life that supports us all.

Take it as a practice: there is no expected “right amount”, so please listen to your heart and give what you are moved to offer, while also respecting your practical circumstances. Please give generously: your dana ensures the continued transmission of the dharma teachings, and their accessibility to all who wish to receive them. The Directors and Teachers at the Karuna Institute deeply appreciate and thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Thank you

 
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