The gift of mindfulness is to be more self-aware so that we stop energising the part of us that resists life
Mindfulness is an orientation to life though feeling-awareness of our natural state, moment by moment. It is developed through simple meditation practices which involve stilling the restless mind, relaxing the body and opening into the feeling of being. Mindfulness invites us to deepen self-awareness and liberate our attention to be more fully and joyfully in the present moment.
The process of mindful awareness make use of the inherent ability of our mind and body to re-balance and sustain wellbeing, and discover positive new responses to the challenges of life.
In a silent and tranquil environment the retreat will consist of some group sessions along with free time for retreatants to move with their own rhythm. Daily sessions include instruction, sitting and walking meditations and an enquiry period. This retreat is suitable for people who are new to the practice as well as those with experience of mindfulness.
RETREAT DATES AND DETAILS
Dates: The three day fully residential retreat will begin with a meal at 6pm on Thursday 10 August 2017 and finishes 4pm on Sunday 13 August 2017
Cost: $475 (covers food, accommodation and instruction)
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ABOUT RETREAT FACILITATOR – STEPHEN ARCHER
Stephen Archer is a mindfulness educator and trainer. He is passionate about creating contexts where people can explore mindfulness and discover how it can assist them to access sustainable wellbeing and generate new and transformative perspectives.
Stephen has been involved with mindfulness for over 35 years and began practicing mindfulness meditation while he was completing a degree in Eastern religions. He then trained for 13 years as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition.
Stephen facilitates NZ based mindful leadership and workplace programmes, and offers residential retreats and professional supervision for other trainers and practitioners. He is an associate, and lead NZ workplace mindfulness trainer for Mindfulness Works , supervisor and mentor for Mindfulness Works Australia and Director of Mindfulness Training
“Stephen Archer a gifted and profound mindfulness and meditation teacher. He has unparalleled experience in a variety of contexts from his monastic background, to the workplace to silent meditation retreats. His teaching style is a genuine, embodied, living teaching. Stephen is a unique, creative and authentic teacher who is committed to totally being himself and encourage the same in others” – Karl Baker, founder Mindfulness Works Australia.
ABOUT MINDFULNESS WORKS
Mindfulness Works is one of the largest mindfulness training organisations in Australasia. Every month over 600 people attend the Mindfulness Works Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation course.
Mindfulness Works is committed to:
- Providing accessible and affordable mindfulness courses
- Offering a diverse range of experienced and skilled mindfulness trainers
- Providing courses in a practical format with exceptional supporting resources
- Improving the mental health of all of us and fostering self-love in all
- Supporting our facilitators with options for further professional development