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Important archaeological discoveries at Lumbini, Nepal

Sunday, December 01, 2013

A paper has been published describing the discovery of a very early shrine at Lumbini, traditionally identified as the Buddha’s birthplace.  However it marks the beginning, not the end, of discussion about the history and significance of the site.

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New recordings online

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Recordings from recent events led by John Peacock and Chris Cullen, Leigh Brasington, Yanai Postelnik and Noah Levine are now available on our website.

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Join us for a walk this Sunday, 24th November, through the parks to the V&A

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We’ll be meeting at 10am at Green Park station for a walk involving relaxed time together, autumn leaves, Buddhist art works and tea.

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London Insight and Gaia House 2014 programmes now online

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

We have more events than ever scheduled in London, and Gaia house has its usual high-quality programme of residential insight meditation retreats in Devon.

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Prices mostly unchanged for 2014

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

We are happy to announce that most of our prices will be unchanged for 2014.  In 2013 we have been able to offer supported places and if necessary extra reductions to everyone who has needed them, and we hope to continue with this in 2014.  Thanks to everyone who has opted to pay our sponsor rate, which has helped us with this.

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Peter Keeping 1942-2013

Friday, November 01, 2013

Peter Keeping 1942-2013

Peter Keeping, who died aged 71 in October 2013, was a stalwart of London Insight.  He served as an organiser - enthusiastically helping to run London Insight events - during the two years before his death, and he was also active in the organisation of London Retreats (the predecessor to London Insight) in the years prior to 2007.

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All night meditation, 18 January - raising money for Tree Aid

This Saturday, 18 January, members of the London Insight community and the London Insight team will be meditating all night (10pm-6am) to raise money for Tree Aid. You are warmly invited to offer sponsorship via the Justgiving page set up by Gaia House.

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Barry Letts 1924-2009

Barry Letts, who passed away in October 2009, was one of the founders of London Retreats, the direct predecessor of London Insight Meditation.

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November and December events

Monday, October 21, 2013

Two of our biggest events of the year will both be taking place in early December, with Rob Burbea and Stephen Batchelor.  Before then, Bhante Bodhidhamma rounds off our October programme, and we have Christina Feldman and John Peacock visiting in November.

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Buddhist Insight Network autumn journal now online

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The latest issues includes an interview with Catherine McGee, a report on Against the Stream’s local environmental clean-up in California, and news of an online sutta study programme with Shaila Catherine, to run in 2014.

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Earth Care Week, 1-7 October

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Insight teachers have designated the first week in October Earth Care Week:  a time for considering how, as practitioners, we can best respond to climate change and other environmental issues. The idea for the week emerged at the international meeting of insight teachers in California earlier this year.

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New recordings online

Monday, September 09, 2013

Recordings from all this year’s retreats in London are online - talks, guided meditations, and meditation instructions. These include detailed guidance on sitting posture from Akincano, and instructions for walking practice from several teachers.

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Teachers’ websites

Monday, September 02, 2013

During an excellent weekend retreat, Akincano was quite rightly encouraging us to visit his website.  Most teachers now have their own websites, and you can find a listing of these on our teachers page.

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Frequently asked questions

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We’ve added a page of frequently answered questions - see the horizontal menu near the top of this page.  Please let us know what other information you’d like added to the page.

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What would you like to see in the Gaia House cookbook?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Gaia House will be publishing a cookbook of recipes and wants to know what dishes you remember most fondly from the retreat centre.

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