CM_Sept14_final - Sheffield Insight Meditation

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The Engine of Awakening
An Insight Meditation residential retreat
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12 – 14th September 2014 Beeley, Derbyshire
with:
Catherine McGee
on:
Friday 12th (register 4-6pm) to Sun 14th September (finish 4pm)
at:
Duke’s Barn, Beeley, Derbyshire, DE4 2NU
cost:
£70 / £95 / £110 plus Dana (donation for the teachings)
Whether we call it Awakening or the Heart’s Release, or Letting Go or Freedom from Suffering,
most of us can relate to the heart’s desire for peace and the release from entanglement. In this
retreat we will explore, practice and cultivate the five qualities that are considered to be the engine
for this goal. The retreat offers an opportunity to engage in sustained meditation practice, in an
atmosphere of silence. There will be sitting, walking and standing meditations, dharma teachings,
meetings with the teacher and instructions on bringing awareness to every part of our experience.
Suitable for experienced meditators and beginners (please indicate on the booking form as
newcomers will be sent additional info).
Also known as Vipassana, Insight Meditation derives from the 2,500 year-old Buddhist tradition
which has deep and immediate relevance to our lives today. It is open to people of any or no
religious affiliation.
Retreat practicalities
 Cost includes all food and accommodation:- £95 (standard rate/cost price),
£110 (sponsor rate), £70 (supported rate)
Please contact us if the supported rate is beyond your means or if you are 16 – 25 years old, as
reduced rates are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Meals are wholefood vegetarian (including dairy and eggs) with vegan and other options for
people with allergies.
Accommodation is in shared bunk rooms. Camping is available at the same cost (bring your
own tent and bedding).
Retreatants need to bring towels. All bedding in dorm rooms is provided.
Retreatants will be asked to do a work period, such as washing dishes, food prep or cleaning.
Duke’s Barn is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss mobility or other access
requirements.
CATHERINE MCGEE has practised and studied Buddhist meditation with senior teachers from
Asia and the West since 1991. She has been teaching Insight Meditation at Gaia House and
internationally since 1997. Her teaching emphasises embodied practice and the integration and
translation of our deepest understandings into our daily life.
Dana Teachers in the Insight Meditation tradition teach worldwide but do not charge for their
service, they rely instead on offerings for their livelihood from those who wish to support their
ongoing teaching and service. So at the end of the retreat you will be invited to offer a voluntary
financial contribution to Catherine. This is what is called Dana, it can be translated as 'generosity'
and is the spirit in which these teachings have been received and offered over the centuries. We
think this practice is a beautiful way to engage with the teachings and the teacher, and we hope
you enjoy the practice of dana too. There will be a chance to reflect on this at the weekend.
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Booking Form 12th – 14th September 2014 retreat
Please note: we need a separate booking form for each retreatant
Name
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Address
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Tel
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Email
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please indicate if you do not wish your contact details to be added to our mailing lists
please indicate if you are a newcomer to meditation, or if this is your first retreat
please indicate if you wish to camp (same fee)
please indicate gender for room allocation (M/F)
please indicate if you would prefer bottom bunk
Age if under 18
I can offer a lift from ………………………………………
I would like a lift from ……………………………………..
(Parking is available. A bus from Sheffield (journey time 1 hour) stops 5 minutes away)
Meals will be wholefood vegetarian, including dairy and eggs, unless you indicate below:
Vegan
Dietary requirements –food allergies (not food preferences) – please specify:
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I enclose £95 (standard / cost rate) or
£110 (sponsor rate) £70 (supported rate)
The full amount is payable on booking. For our cancellation and refunds policy please see
the Retreats page of our website. http://www.sheffieldinsightmeditation.org.uk/retreats/
Online bookings: Please complete all of this booking form and email to [email protected]
Please provide all requested information including amount to pay, and your contact details. The
bank details will then be emailed to you, in order to make a BACS transfer. Please email us when
you make the payment, and your place will be confirmed when payment has been received.
Postal bookings: Send this form plus a cheque payable to ‘Sheffield Insight Meditation’
to: September Retreat c/o Jo Curtin, 154 Carr Rd, Sheffield S6 2WS
Please note that it’s not possible to attend only part of the retreat as the intention is to sustain the
practice throughout the weekend, and retreatants arriving and leaving can be disruptive to others.
You will be sent a booking confirmation, with further info and directions etc. Please do not make
travel arrangements until your place has been confirmed.
For further information please phone Catherine T. 01226 733364 (before 9pm)
or Shad 0114 268 2838 (before 9pm) or email [email protected]
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