Loading Events

« All Events

Serenity and insight with Vince Cullen

11 January 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In our practice, we sometimes develop a preference for either Serenity (Samatha) meditation or Insight (Vipassana) meditation. In the ancient texts, the Buddha emphasises that these two approaches to meditation equally support each other in many ways and with many benefits, including the destruction of craving and ignorance. This day of practice will include reflections on the cultivation of these two branches of wholesome mental development – serenity and insight – and there will be plenty of opportunities to practice both.


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. Click here for more information.


Standard: £32.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £45.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places.  This is also the door rate.
Supported: £20.00 – 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 or there are numerous cafés around St Martin’s lane.  Hot drinks will be available.

SEATING: The venue will set up the room with chairs theatre style.  However, if you prefer to sit on the floor, you may choose to bring your own cushion.

REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am; the teachings will begin at 10.00am (please see an outline schedule below)

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.


09:30 am : Open doors for registration : Tea and coffee available.

10:00 am : Serenity : A Foundational Practice
• Sitting Practice
• Walking Practice

11:30 am Friendliness as a Factor of Serenity
• Walking Practice
• Sitting Practice

1:00 pm : Lunch

2.00 pm : The Power of Insight
• Walking Practice
• Sitting Practice

3:30 pm : Break/refreshments

4:00 pm : Obstacles to Serenity & Insight
• Sitting Practice
• Questions, answers and comments

5:00pm : Retreat ends

All things are temporary, transient and impermanent – therefore this
timetable is likely to change – please do not be alarmed!




11 January 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£20 – £45
Event Category:


Westminster Quaker Meeting House (Religious Society of Friends)
8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane
London,WC2N 4EHUnited Kingdom