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 Aligning with a liberating flow of life with Gavin Milne

Saturday 19th November 


Vivid water analogies appear in various places in the Buddha’s teachings, as well as those of latter day meditation masters, pointing towards the fluid nature of experience and Dharma practice as a whole.

One analogy is the stream of ‘mind’, and how it can contain both wholesome and unwholesome currents that can be developed or redirected through practice. On this silent day retreat, we will get to know and feel into these currents within, whilst reflecting on how they are strengthened or abandoned in relationship to the ocean of conditions we find ourselves in in any moment. In this way, we can align ourselves with a liberating flow of life that involves all activities of body, speech and mind, in full participation with the world around.

The day is suitable for all levels of experience, and will include meditation instructions on kind embodied awareness, as well as teaching reflections, and periods of walking meditation.

We will touch on topics such as resistance, avoidance, compassion and engagement, in the context of our world and its troubles at this time.









Gavin Milne: has been practicing the Dharma since 2004 and teaching since 2015. He is especially interested in the role and relevance of these teachings towards the individual, relational and societal transformations being called for in this era. And as such embracing and exploring practice in all areas of our life.

Retreat Day Venue: Glenfrome Primary School, Bristol, BS5 6TY

These days are run by Bristol Insight Meditation group from 10-5 with a shared lunch. You can arrive as from 9.30 to have a bit of time for a drink and to settle in before we start at 10am.

So please bring the following items with you on the day:

  • a vegetarian dish to share (or your own pack lunch if you prefer),
  • a yoga mat, cushions and blankets so you can be comfortable for the day.

Chairs and gym mats are provided.


Early Bird Booking (if you book more than 2 weeks before the event) is £15 waged and £7.50 unwaged (plus booking fee).

Late Booking is £20 waged and £10 unwaged.

This covers the admin fees and the hall hire only. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (the practice of generosity) for the teacher as a donation on the day.

You can book on Eventbrite here

For more information about our day retreats generally, please visit our General Information and Practicalities page on our website.