Freshwater Bay, IOW


Freshwater Bay, IOW


Freshwater Bay, IOW

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight



Seahorses Guesthouse, Freshwater, IOW


Seahorses Guesthouse, Freshwater, IOW


Seahorses Guesthouse, Freshwater, IOW


Seahorses Guesthouse, Freshwater, IOW

Seahorses Guesthouse
Freshwater, Isle of Wight



Teacher-Led Mindfulness Meditation Retreats on the IOW


Susann Herrmann

Susann Herrmann, Dipl. Psych. (MA)
Co-Founder of London Meditation


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No amount of wordy explanations will ever lead us into the nature of our own selves.

The more you explain, the further it runs away from you.

It is like trying to get hold of your own shadow. You run after it and it runs with you at the identical rate of speed.

D.T. Suzuki

quotation marks If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

Dogen













quotation marks When we start to feel anxious or depressed, instead of asking,

" What do I need to get to be happy?"

The question becomes,
" What am I doing to disturb the inner peace that I already have?"

D.T. Suzuki

quotation marks All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.

Gautama Buddha

quotation marks If you use your mind to study reality, you won't understand either your mind or reality.

If you study reality without using your mind, you'll understand both.

Bodhidharma

quotation marks Emotionally we have many problems, but these problems are not actual problems; they are something created; they are problems pointed out by our self-centered ideas or views.

Shunryu Suzuki

quotation marks Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away.

Hakuin Ekaku

quotation marks Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.

D.T. Suzuki

quotation marks Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.

If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Residential Events on the Isle of Wight

Secular Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Coming Home: Awareness is your Refuge


" Awareness of the changingness
of feelings, of attitudes, of moods, of material change and emotional change:
Stay with that, because it’s a refuge that is indestructible.

It’s not something that changes.
It’s a refuge you can trust in.
This refuge is not something that you create.
It’s not a creation.
It’s not an ideal.

It’s very practical and very simple, but easily overlooked or not noticed.
When you’re mindful, you’re beginning to notice, it’s like this."

Ajahn Sumedo

Description:

How often in our lives do we search for a refuge to seek safety or at least to find possibilities to feel more comfortable in difficult situations or moments? Especially nowadays with all the uncertainties, fears or even geopolitical tumults each one of us is facing in life...

We have developed many strategies with the hope of coping better with the full catastrophe of life. However, can we really trust these strategies, these creations we have generated?
Are they ALWAYS available to us, regardless of the circumstances?

"Awareness is your Refuge!"
Awareness of constant change moment to moment.

How can we be awake to this reality? How can we wake up to the way things are?
Coming and going, rising and falling in awareness...
We invite you to join us in stillness and silence to wake up to the beauty of being alive.
To encounter the life we have with freshness and wonder:

Sitting with awareness of breath.
Sitting with awareness of mind.
Sitting with awareness of body.

It doesn’t matter what causes and conditions we are meeting, but we can meet them!

This is our practice and this is the invitation:
Coming Home: Awareness is your Refuge!

Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both sitting and walking practice), instructions and short inspirational talks on different subjects related to our practice, as well as facilitation of a group inquiry process, all within an underlying environment of silence.

The retreat programme will also include a longer lunch & rest period to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Freshwater Bay and its cliffs, which is less than a 15 mins walk from the retreat venue.

No Prerequisites!

The present moment doesn’t distinguish between newcomers and experienced practitioners. Therefore you are most welcome to join us, if our Mindfulness Meditation Retreat speaks to you and you notice curiosity when you read this page!

This is the only pre-requisite!
We would love to have you at our retreat and would be delighted to welcome you.

Your Retreat Facilitator/Teacher:

Susann Herrmann, CPsychol./OccupPsychol. (MA)

Susann has been meditating for more than 25 years and deepens her regular meditation practice each year by attending various retreats, trainings and groups.

She teaches from her decades of being a meditator and her academic understanding as a psychologist.

Susann is a member of the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Temple is an affiliate of Boundless Way Zen, a multilineage school of Zen Buddhism.


Mindfulness Meditation Retreat 2017

4-Day Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Venue:
Seahorses Guest House, Victoria Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9PP

Lymington Pier to Yarmouth (IOW) is the direct way to Seahorses.
Taxi time from Yarmouth (IOW) to Seahorses is approximately five minutes.

Dates & Timings Autumn 2017:

  • October: Fri 20.10. - Mon 23.10.

Please arrive on Friday between 4 and 6pm to allow time to get settled into your room before dinner at 6.30pm and orientation in the evening.
The retreat ends on Monday at 2pm after lunch.

If you would like to see lovely pictures please click here.

Cost:

  • Tuition Fee (does not include Seahorses accommodation fee):
    • £ 285
  • Accommodation charges including full board at Seahorses Guest House:
    • Twin ensuite: £ 150 incl. VAT
    • Triple ensuite: £ 120 incl. VAT

Enrolment:

If you would like to join please let us know and we will send you a reservation email with payment details.

In order to be able to confirm your place on the retreat, we do require full Tuition Fee payment by bank transfer.

Once we confirm your place we will email you a confirmation of your booking along with the Seahorses Accommodation Booking Form, which you will need to complete and email to Seahorses directly. They ask for a non-refundable deposit of £ 50. The remaining payment of the Accommodation charge is due on the day of arrival.

If you would like to proceed, please send an email to info@london-meditation.co.uk.

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Mindfulness Meditation Retreats 2018

Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreats

Venue:
Seahorses Guest House, Victoria Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9PP

  • Dates 2018:
    • February: Fri 23.02. - Sun 25.02.
      3-Day Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
      Booking will be open in November 2017.
    • June: Fri 08.06. - Tue 12.06.
      5-Day Teacher-led Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
      Booking will be open in November 2017.



If you have any questions please call 020 3137 1358 or send an email.