You're invited to join us on this special joint New Years Retreat for Wake Up London and Heart of London!
Together as one Sangha Body, we will co-creatively welcome the year with loving-kindness meditations, Dharma talks, written and artistic reflections for the year, as well as celebrate through conscious play, music, and dancing into the New Year! Let us celebrate our lives in a way that will inspire and uplift ourselves, our descendants, and our society, lighting a bright path into the future for us all.
We'll enjoy sinking deeper in the practice, connecting deeply with ourselves and each other in the present moment.
Practicing this way, we know that we will continue beautifully into the future.
The centre is a large old house with hostel-style accommodation, dining room and cosy lounges. Next to the building there is also a hall for meditation, a classroom and a small games hut. On the grounds there is a firepit for bonfires, a playground and ponds to explore.
We invite people to arrive between 4 and 6pm on Friday, Dec 28th. Dinner will be served at 6pm!
Our retreat will end after lunch on Tuesday, January 1st (about 2pm). (We will have food-to-go for those who need to leave before lunch.)
If you have a space in your car to offer, or are looking for a ride share, please see this google document to connect to other retreatantshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1eD6oo88qAtOlvwQ4oOQodovk7au4bWmzcp_mu1QrrZY/edit?usp=sharing
Katarina is a psychotherapist based in London and meditation practitioner for over 20 years. Her love for practicing with both Wake Up and the Heart of London Sangha is a rare gem in our Sangha world, and her deep wish to build bridges and love between the different London communities has brought us together!
David Viafora (OI member) is apprenticing with Dharma Teachers Michael Ciborski and Fern Dorresteyn at MorningSun Mindfulness Community in New Hampshire, USA. He has been coordinating New Years retreats for the past 5 years and admires the powers of deep aspiration for our practice during this time.
Francie is an OI aspirant, Wake Up enthusiast, and aspiring psychotherapist. She has more Wake Up friends in different countries around the world than anyone we know!