The making of a self with Christina Feldman
17 January 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm,
18 January 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm
and 19 January 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm
A course for experienced practitioners – please note commitment is required for the whole course
The Buddha’s teachings on self are unique, describing self as a process rather than something static or fixed. In understanding the process of ‘self making’ lies the key to living a life no longer dominated by the tyranny of self view, instead opening up a life of responsiveness, fluidity and creativity.
Over the course of this weekend, we will explore some of the key teachings on self building and the different ways that self is presented in the early teachings. The Buddha put it that when no views of self are clung to, no views at all are clung to; this is the path of peace and freedom.
The weekend will offer periods of teaching, peer group reflection, silent meditations and general questions/reflections. This course is best suited to experienced practitioners with some working knowledge of the early teachings of the Buddha.
Our intention with this course is to gather a group of committed and experienced practitioners to work together. As such we are asking for applicants who have an established and committed practice with the following experience:
- 1 week’s residential retreat experience
- 5 years of practice
- A regular meditation practice
Please check that you meet these criteria before booking this course. If you do not meet any of these criteria, this course is not appropriate for you at this time.
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 Christina for her teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. You will be invited to make a financial contribution to Christina’s livelihood on each day of the event.
Standard: £100.00 – This covers our costs
Sponsor or door: £125.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places.
Supported: £75.00 – 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. Further support is available for a number of places.
Please note the cancellation policy is different for this event: refunds are only available up to 5pm on Friday 20th December 2019. Refunds are only offered after that if we are successful in giving your place to someone on our waiting list, which we will try our best to do. Please note that this policy applies even if you have to cancel because of illness or emergency.
LUNCH: There is an on-site café at St Lukes or bring your own.
SEATING: Chairs and mats will be provided; bring your own cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.
REGISTRATION: will open at 6.30pm on Friday 17th January. The teachings will begin at 7.00pm that day and 10.00am on Saturday and Sunday.
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.