The art of solitude with Stephen Batchelor
17 June 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This day of meditation, reflection and discussion will explore the central role of solitude in Buddhist and other contemplative traditions. We will study the connection between spiritual and physical solitude, drawing on sources ranging from the Pali Canon to the essays of Michel de Montaigne. We will also consider the ‘paradox’ of solitude: namely, that no matter how deeply we absorb our attention inwards we nonetheless remain thoroughly social beings
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 to Chithurst Buddhist Monastery – 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
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.