Awareness and the path of human flourishing with John Peacock
29 March 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
All too often the path of awareness and meditation is seen as simply the path to the overcoming of human distress. Whilst this is important, what gets neglected is that the path is also one which leads to a flourishing in the face of the difficulties and distress that we encounter in day-to-day life. If we reduce the practice to merely a palliative procedure we lose that which is of vital importance to our lives: not only do we want to learn to deal more effectively with our forms of distress but also want to live more flourishing and connected lives. This day is devoted to the role that meditation plays in helping us to re-encounter the sense of wonder that is at the heart of human flourishing.
The day will consist of sitting and walking meditation practice, talks and a question and answer session.
TEACHER SUPPORT AND EVENT PRICES
Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to the teachers for their teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. You will be invited to make a financial contribution – click here for more information.
Standard: £20.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £25.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places. This is also the door rate.
Supported: £12.00 – For those unable to afford the standard rate
Please pay the sponsor rate if you can.
If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. We try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.
LUNCH: Please bring a vegetarian ‘ready to eat’ contribution to our shared lunch. We do not have the facilities to heat up food. Hot drinks will be provided.
SEATING: Chairs and mats will be provided; bring your own cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.
HEARING: If you have trouble hearing, please feel free to take a seat at the front of the room.
REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am; the teachings will begin at 10.00am
PARKING: There is no parking in the school but free parking is available on North End Road and surrounding streets.
ACCESSIBILITY: All our venues are accessible to wheelchair users and have accessible toilets. If you need additional assistance to make use of these, including specially adapted facilities, please notify us in advance and we will endeavour to make the necessary arrangements. If you’re only able to attend an event with the assistance of a carer, we would be pleased to allow one to accompany you free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can reserve a place for them.