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
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.
AND INDIVIDUALLY OFFERED RETREATS with Maura Sills and Cheryl Allen
This one-year Training in the Kum Nye practices brought to the west by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche is offered at the Karuna Institute. These practices involve the deepending embodiment practices of Nyingmapa Tibetan Buddhism within the context of the awareness practices of Theravadin Buddhism. Karuna has integrated these practices as an important part of its Psychotherapy Training in Core Process Psychotherapy for over twenty years and also offered Kum Nye Retreats for all who are able to embrace the silent tradition of meditation. It is offered at 6 x 5-day modules over one year.
Intention: To offer the practices for those who may want to deepen their personal Kum Nye meditative practice. Also those who may want to incorporate these practices within their own therapeutic practice. This may be extended to those practitioners who wish to offer introductory classes in Kum Nye. The training will continue to be offered in Noble Silence but will include opportunities to extend a theoretical understanding of the psychospiritual practice within which the Buddhist paradigm and a Western psychodynamic orientation.
(Week One) : Sunday 20 - Friday 25 October 2013 : "Embodied Presence"
(Week Two) : Sunday 15 - Friday 20 December 2013 : "The Subtle and Subliminal Field of Interbeing"
(Week Three) : Sunday 19 - Friday 24 January 2014 : "Elemental Energies"
(Week Four) : Sunday 16 - Friday 21 March 2014 : "Beyond Resistance"
(Week Five) : Sunday 18 - Friday 23 May 2014 : "Paramitas" and
(Week Six) : Sunday 29 June - Friday 4 July 2014 : "Inherent States of Wellbeing"
Application Process to join the One-Year Training :
1.Statement of intention for application and future application
3.Prior Kum Nye experience
4.Previous meditation/clinical experience
Cost: £1,800 plus DANA for Teachers : Deposit : £600
** All the Retreats are also open to people not on the Training : Each Retreat : £350 plus DANA
Cost for Karuna Students: £300 per Retreat plus DANA
To join individual retreat(s) please either write or email with details of the retreat(s) you would like to join together with payment.
Please note: The cost of the training only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teachers is welcomed