SACRED PRESENCE: In the natural surroundings of Drumalis this retreat day offers contemplative and mind- fulness practices to help us to become ever more present in our lives. When we are tempted to ‘get busy’ or to ‘get fixing’ the mindfulness/contemplative practices offered in this retreat help us to find stillness, courage, acceptance, forgiveness, compassion and healing just as we are and just as life is right now.
FOUR RETREAT DAYS AT DRUMALIS IN 2018 LED BY MARIA GARVEY
Day 1: Awakening Breath - Stop, Breathe, Now
(Saturday, 3 February 2018)
Day 2: Sacred Presence - Be, Here Now
(Saturday, 26 May 2018)
Day 3: Deep Listening - Body, Mind and Spirit
(Saturday, 15 September 2018)
Day 4: Loving Surrender - Let Go and Let God
(Saturday, 1 December 2018)
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Marrying the practices of the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) 8-Week Programme and ancient Judaeo/Christian Contemplative practices this retreat is designed for anyone looking to reduce the impact of fear, stress and anxiety on their lives and increase their access to enduring peace of mind, lightness of heart and deep inner freedom.
The first of a series of MEETING GOD MINDFULLY, 4 seasonal retreats - AWAKENING BREATH can also be done as a standalone day of rest and renewal for those who wish.
Those who participate in the series will receive an MBSR certificate of completion allowing them to do further Mindfulness training if they choose.
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Time To Wake Up And Smell The Flowers.
Many of us live our lives on automatic pilot. Even though we are busy it can sometimes feel as though we are sleep walking through our days.
Spring is a wonderful time of the year to wake up. As the light rises we become present to the snowdrops blooming, the birds singing and the buds beginning to appear on the trees. We also become more aware of quiet stirrings deep within our own hearts of a life longing to be lived.
Finding Stillness through the Seasons
In our fast paced, frantic world it's possible to live through the seasons of our lives barely noticing the wonderful symphony of life both within us and around us.
Awakening is the first of four 'Be Still and Know' quiet retreat days offered by Drumalis in 2017. You are invited to come away for a while to rest, pray and come back to life after the hibernation of Winter.
Pausing on Purpose: A one-day introductory workshop suitable for anyone wanting to explore how to lead more calmly and effectively.
Venue: CO3 Offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB)
Cost: £69 for CO3 members, £89 for non members
To register your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 028 90 245 356.
The workshop will encourage and challenge us as a church to think about how we welcome our most vulnerable members, not from a place of tolerance or charity but as the cornerstones of Love, Joy and Mercy upon which we build true belonging and community.
ONE DAY RETREAT: At the end of the Summer and before the rhythm of Autumn begins again this will be a breathing space, a time of centering, renewal and refreshment in quiet and in nature to bring you home to what matters most.
Amazing grace is a retreat for anyone who wants to reduce stress, increase happiness be more alive in every moment.
In our world of plenty more people than ever before complain of feeling that they can never do enough, have enough or be enough. This kind of stress impacts people’s mental, physical and emotional health and is considered to be the epidemic of our time.
This retreat will offer those who come an opportunity to learn how to find peace among the incessant distractions and stresses of life.
Inspired by the wisdom of our grandparents and the age-old practices of different faith and spiritual traditions, Amazing Grace will be revealed in conversation, personal contemplation, guided gratefulness practices, good food, beautiful nature and the CELEBRATION OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN OUR LIVES.
A Journey into the Heart of Mercy
Lead by Maria Garvey
“the quality of mercy is not strained” Shakespeare
Through scripture and story this Lenten reflection will explore ways of encountering and cultivating Mercy in our lives amid life’s inevitable challenges. We will reflect on the qualities of Mercy: compassion, patience, kindness, tenderness and forgiveness and explore practical ways of integrating them into our lives without stress or strain.
PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT FOR THIS EVENT IS MADE DIRECTLY TO DRUMALIS (CLICK HERE)
8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAMME LED BY MARIA GARVEY
THURSDAY NIGHTS - 24 SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 12 - 7 TO 9.30PM
RETREAT DAY - SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER 10AM TO 4PM.
MBSR incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people cope with stress. It gives them a greater awareness of what is happening in their lives, improves their capacity to concentrate and remain calm, whatever their circumstances. It enables people to recognise and accept things just as they are and as they are not. Mindfulness creates space to respond to situations and make choices in a clear and level headed way.
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION - MBSR incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people cope with stress. It gives them a greater awareness of what is happening in their lives, improves their capacity to concentrate and remain calm, whatever their circumstances. It enables people to recognise and accept things just as they are and as they are not. Mindfulness creates space to respond to situations and make choices in a clear and level headed way.
A joyful exploration of what it is to embrace life with the whole of our hearts and live from the core of our humanity.
With Maria Garvey
COST: £60 including a full lunch, refreshments and retreat materials.
8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
When: 12th of February - 2nd April. 2015 (Includes a day long meditation retreat on Sunday12th of April)
WEEKLY Thursday Nights - 7.30pm to 10pm
Location: The Bamboo Loft @Glenhordial Permaculture Farm, Omagh.
Cost: Please see 'Registration Form'.
The 8 week classes are conducted and led by mindfulness teacher Maria Garvey trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the European Institute for Mindfulness Approaches (IMA) which applies the pioneering mindfulness approach of John Kabat-Zinn. The mindful movement aspects of the course will be lead by experienced yoga teacher Marella Fyffe
For any further details contact Marella Fyffe 07899860773 ~ Email email@example.com
8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme
When: January 19 - March 16, 2015
Weekly: Mondays - 7.00 to 9.30pm (with a mid term break on Feb 16 and day long meditation retreat on Saturday, 28th of February - 10am to 3.30pm)
Location: Wellness for Life Studio, 19 Hampton Park, Belfast, BT7 3JL
Cost: Please see Registration Form