‘Resting on the Breath’ a winter retreat day to savour the season and explore and deepen our awareness of our breathing. Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, our breath is always with us. We will enjoy a day of mindful meditation where we are invited to explore with kindly curiosity.  We are pleased to welcome, Sheila Bond, as our special guest teacher for the day.

Bring a packed lunch, your mindfulness journal, and warm clothes, as we hope to spend some time outside in nature. Cost £20 for the day, payable in advance. Hot and cold drinks and snacks included.

More details from Jenny, please rsvp our workshops are often over subscribed.

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Seasons Greetings to you all.

There’s something about the dead of winter and that strange time after the holiday season that made me think, that as the New Year comes closer, it’s time to propose holding another Silent Day at Hinton Barn.

Fifteen of you came to the last silent day, and brought with you everything it takes to make a lovely day of it.  And Hinton Barn was the most perfect location.

Silent Day – Saturday, January 27, 2018,  9:30 – 4:30

at the Hinton Barn Farm Retreat Centre.

Early booking £20 until January 20th, otherwise £25

Some of you may be familiar with Jenny and the Hinton Barn Farm Retreat Centre, for those of you who aren’t, it’s an alpaca farm about a 30 min drive from Oxford not far from Brackley, which has beautiful grounds, and an old stone garage which has been recently been converted by the local group into a lovely self contained meditation room (complete with a wood burning stove). I find that a day spent there is like a weeks holiday – I can’t recommend it highly enough.

The silent day would a day of sustained Mindfulness practice (eg sitting practice, bodyscan, mindful walking, mindful yoga/qi gong, etc) supported by an atmosphere of silence. The only talking will be voiced by the person leading the practices. We will come out of silence for about an hour before we close so that there will be opportunity for some gentle sharing and conversation over tea.

If you are interested let me know and I can send you the registration information. Contact: Azize Stirling <azize@onetel.com>

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We have an active sitting group and this is to invite you to join in.  The idea is to spend time in silence (with a bit of guidance) and come up close to our experience.

WHAT TO EXPECT

About eight people on average sit together each week, some are not able to come every week; new joiners simply join in and over time become regulars.  The idea is that the group sits every Friday, regardless of who is or isn’t able to come – that way we establish a rhythm and anchor point for our practice.

If you arrive late, that’s OK, please simply enter the room quietly and take whatever time you need to settle.  If you know you need to leave early, could you please let me know before the session starts so that I don’t feel the need to follow you out to ask.  Arriving early is fine because it gives us a relaxed start and tea is available too.

WHAT TO BRING

Warm comfortable clothes and shoes is all you will need.  I have an array of chairs and mats and cushions and one kneeling stool.

WHERE TO FIND ME

About a mile out of Brackley.

Telephone 01280 840 674 for instructions on how to get here.