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Gratitude and joy with Jenny Wilks

7 June 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The experience of appreciative joy – including gratitude for our own good qualities and delight in those of others – is deeply supportive of our ability to respond with resilience and compassion to the challenges of our lives. Joy is one of four qualities of the heart (along with friendliness, compassion, and equanimity) that are emphasised in the Buddha’s teaching of the path to awakening.

This retreat offers an opportunity to explore how gratitude and joy can be cultivated both in our individual meditation practice and during mindful dialogue with others. The schedule will include sitting and walking meditation, as well as some short periods of guided contemplation in pairs or small groups involving talking and listening. Jenny will also offer some reflections on the theme and time for questions.


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 to the teacher – 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 your own lunch to this retreat. 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.


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7 June 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£12 – £25
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King Alfred School
149 North End Road,
London, NW11 7HY United Kingdom