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The heart of mindfulness

Metta is both the literal and metaphorical ‘heart’ of mindfulness. Without Metta at its heart, mindfulness can fall into being the mere practice of attention with a ‘cold’ contemplation of what we discover in experience. The presence of Metta within the practice of mindfulness turns it into a caring practice. This day through a combination of talks and practice will explore the relationship between Metta and mindfulness and the inseparability of the two factors.

How to Book

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For more information about our day retreats generally, please visit our ‘General information and practicalities’ page.

Please note this retreat will be held at Glenfrome Primary School. Directions can be found in the General information and practicalities page, see link above.


John Peacock

John Peacock is both a scholar and a Buddhist practitioner of nearly forty years. He was initially trained in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India and subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studying Theravada. He has lectured in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, and at present he is Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Master of Studies programme in MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) at Oxford University. He has been teaching meditation for over twenty five years and is a Gaia House guiding teacher.