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Meeting life – honouring the heart’s responses with Kirsten Kratz

5 April 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

There are many ways to conceive of “Heart”. In the Buddhist teachings it is often referred to as “Citta”, the “Heart-Mind” that resonates and is sensitive, responsive and malleable; it is also that which can be liberated. Attending to Heart-Mind we may discover its innate capacity for wisdom, kindness and compassion, its yearning to attend to, hold and address what is difficult … as well as what is beautiful. And at times our Heart-Mind is asked to stretch in the face of all kinds of challenges, both personal and collective. How might we live life if we dared to really honour and follow the deepest responses of our Heart-Mind?

During our day together we will explore the Heart’s capacity to open in ways that nourish and empower, that bring forth compassion and a sense of joy. There will be alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and guided meditations, reflections and a short Q & A period at the end of the day.


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.




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