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Many of our in-person events have now been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. However we are gradually re-establishing our in-person events as the coronavirus restrictions gradually ease. Please keep an eye on this page on our website for the latest notifications from Bristol Insight. Things are unfolding rapidly and the well-being of our sangha and the wider community are our principle concern. At this time we aspire to act according to the principles of the dharma with non-harming, kindness, compassion and equanimity. Where our regular in-person events are cancelled we will aim to offer online alternatives where possible to maintain our sense of community and mutual support.

 

Tuesday Sitting Group

We are offering an online Tuesday sitting group using Zoom.

If you wish to participate in these online sessions then please email bristolinsightmeditation@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

The session will open at 7:00pm for a social and the meditation starts at 7:30pm.

We have a meditation session of about 40 minutes followed by a short break. Then in the second half we will have our Cultivation of Practice sessions. This part of the Tuesday evening sitting group invites us to engage in a variety of activities that aim to deepen our practice in the company of others. These activities may include movement, reflection, discussion, mindful sharing in pairs or in small groups. You can find our present activities by clicking on the link below.

Cultivating our Practice July- Sept 2021

All are welcome.

Self-Led Retreats
We are hoping the Self-Led retreat will return to the Friends Meeting House, Bristol venue from September 4th. The retreat will resume its popular format. Watch this space for an update.
To book a place on this retreat please contact David david@talk-it.biz

Chris Cullen’s retreat (21/3/20)

We had our first on-line retreat with Chris Cullen with over 30 participants online. We much appreciate Chris’s heartfelt response to the present unfolding situation and his offerings for practice at this time. You can listen to an audio recording of this online retreat with Chris Cullen here:

 

Bristol Insight WhatsApp group 

We also have set up a WhatsApp group to help us keep in touch. If you wish to join this group then click on this link Join group

 

Dharma resources to help us navigate these turbulent times

Zohar and Nathan have recorded some talks and meditations “to help us all respond to coronavirus and it’s effects.”
Coronavirus and the support of the Dharma – Part 1 by Zohar Lavie
Guided meditation: “Coronavirus and the support of the Dharma – Part 2” by Zohar Lavie
Guided metta meditation from Nathan

There’s a good online talk relating to responding to the virus from Jack Kornfield
https://mailchi.mp/jackkornfield/welcome-930478?e=46ffb10a31

 

May our practice together support the welfare of all beings.