Nei Gong & Sitting Practice
This is our first longer retreat incorporating intensive Nei Gong practice with covering the foundations of sitting practice. The length of the retreat will allow for immersion in a retreat setting.
For a while I have wanted to incorporate more sitting practice after doing some intensive Nei Gong, as it’s so big a part of my practice and enables the absorption of various practices we do in what I believe to be a very beneficial way.
We will use the tools of Hunyuan, Dragon Dao Yin and, if the weather permits, Ping Heng Gong. All this alongside a number of sits a day. The end of the retreat falls on a Full Moon so we will end with a Full Moon ceremony with the shrine for those who are interested. This is of course not remotely obligatory 🙂
What is included in your retreat:
- Use of heated, low-chemical indoor pool – helpful for releasing the joints/aches
- Own room in the retreat centre, all linen & towels supplied (if residential)
- High quality vegetarian, local, mostly organic food; most diets catered for (just ask); snacks, teas, fruit, etc. included
- Zafus, cushions, blankets & bolsters for sitting practice provided
- More information on the venue here
Please be aware that by the nature of being a longer event with a fairly intensive training schedule, including a number of sitting practice sessions per day, it is likely there will be times you hit your ‘edge’ or find it difficult. If you are not sure this is right for you, please talk to us. This event is not a beginner’s retreat. If you are new to the school I would advise you to attend a weekend here or with one of the other teachers before participating. Our training is intense and demanding – you need to be sure it’s for you.
We will be requesting that this retreat be a devices-free event, with all mobile phones/computers/etc. absolutely banned. There will be no wifi available on site. Of course, should there be a genuine emergency then you can come to one of us for assistance.
We will also be spending periods of these days in silence to allow for absorption.
Schedule for the Retreat
March 16 Arrive from 12pm for lunch at 1pm
March 17, 18, 19, 20
10am-1pm Training and sit
1-3pm Lunch, rest, swim
3-6pm Training and Sit
2.30-4pm Finishing up. Rest, train, swim, etc.
8pm Full Moon Shrine Ceremony if you choose to participate
£485 Residential with meals (linen & towels provided)
£380 Non-residential with meals
£245 Non-residential without meals
£400 Camping with meals
£255 Camping without meals
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Concessions available (only 25% of total participants on concessions) – only apply in absolute need please