Sat, September 25, 2021 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM BST
Wisdom teachings encourage us to look deeply and with love into our experience, with all its complexities, challenges and contradictions. When we approach our existence with kindness and courage, innumerable facets of this human heart are gradually unveiled. There may be liberating insights, small and big, into how we can relate to life in more skilful, fearless, compassionate and creative ways. The moments of our life become richer as we can begin to discover our innate potential for compassion, openness, love, and joy.
During our day together we will begin to explore what it might mean to recognize, inhabit and embody our insights and understanding and thus to align more fully with what we hold dear and feel passionate about.
There will be meditation instructions, guided practices and reflections.
Kirsten Kratz has practised Buddhist meditation in Asia and the West since 1993. She started teaching in 2006. Since 2008 she offers group retreats at Gaia House where she also supports those on long term personal retreat. (https://gaiahouse.co.uk). One of her particular passions is exploring how wisdom teachings can foster appropriate responses to the challenges of our time. She is co-initiator of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement: DANCE. Faced with the inadequate responses to the unfolding climate emergency and mass extinction Kirsten decided in recent years to get involved in nonviolent actions of civil disobedience in Germany and the UK.
Venue: Glenfrome Primary School, Bristol, BS5 6TY
The day is run by Bristol Insight Meditation group from 10-5 with a break for 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:
- Packed Lunch
- Yoga mat,
- Meditation stool
- Cushions and blankets so you can be comfortable for the day.
Chairs and gym mats are provided.
You can book on Eventbrite here
Booking is £15 waged and £7.50 unwaged (plus booking fee). This covers the admin fees of the hall hire etc.
We ask for dana (donation) to be given on the day to cover the cost of the teacher so please bring cash/cheque if you wish to donate towards the cost of the teaching itself.