Living from the Heart
a life of courage, clarity and connection
Weekend Meditation Retreat on the Atlantic Coastline
6pm Friday 15th Jan – 2pm Sunday 17th Jan 2021
With Buddhist Nun and Meditation teacher Gen Kelsang Chitta.
In life we often live in our heads. Caught up and bombarded by continuous thoughts, feelings and sensations. Sometimes it feels manageable but often it feels constant, out of control and overwhelming. We are at the mercy of an out of controlled mind, jumping from thought to thought. Our mind feels like a disconnected kite, caught up in a storm, trapped in emotion. We experience pain, fear and anxiety, powerless to change.
In this retreat we will drop from our head to our heart and discover a spaciousness and peaceful resonance that is the true nature of our mind.
In reality the mind is limitless without boundary and we will identify and absorb into a peaceful open state of clarity that is pervaded by every virtuous quality imaginable.
We will connect to a deeper experience and from there realise the true potential of our mind. From this place we will have the choice to begin to think, speak, act and live from our heart.
Corrymeela offers the perfect conditions to settle the mind, and to explore and develop getting back to the positive mind states that create long lasting change and happiness. Situated on the Atlantic Coast you will experience outstanding beauty with ocean views and ocean air, offering ideal conditions to develop an ocean of peace within the mind.
Each session will be guided by Buddhist Nun and Potala Kadampa Buddhist Centre’s Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chitta. Gen Chitta, a student of Tibetan Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 15 years, has been guiding retreats in NI for the last 8 years and can offer gentle guidance and the clear wisdom of ancient Buddhist practice in a way that’s suitable for everyone of any age, background or belief.
There’ll be plenty of time between sessions to read, walk and relax, and the silence in the mornings will allow us the opportunity to reduce distractions and engage more fully with meditation and contemplation.
Accommodation is modern and comfortable, and meals vegan or vegetarian. It is possible to attend just the sessions if you don’t wish to avail of the accommodation. Chairs will be provided as well a mats and cushions and no special clothing or experience is required.
Schedule for the silence periods, meditations and meals
Friday 10th Jan
Supper from 1800
Introduction at 2000
Saturday ( Silent until 1300 )
0830 – 0915 Breakfast
0915 – 1015 Session 1
1145 – 1300 Session 2
1300 – Lunch
1630 – 1745 Session 3
1800 – Supper
2000 – 2115 Session 4
Sunday ( Silent until 1015 )
0830 – 0915 Breakfast
0915 – 1015 Session 5
1130 – 1245 Session 6
1300 – Lunch
£8 each – free for members
Meals and tea & coffee throughout
All meals £64
Single ensuite £50 per night
Single shared bathroom £35 per night
Twin ensuite £40pp per night
Twin shared bathroom £30 per night
Triple ensuite £35pp per night
Triple shared bathroom £25 per night
Male or female shared room (3 single beds) £25pp per night
Quad ( 2 singles, one bunk) £25pp per night
Single ensuite £214
Single shared bathroom £184
Twin ensuite £194pp
Twin shared bathroom £174pp
Triple ensuite £184pp
Triple shared bathroom £164pp
Male or female shared room (3 single beds) £164pp
Quad ( 2 singles, one bunk) £164pp