Mindfulness Retreat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The retreat is for people who have completed the 8-week MBSR course, have attended a workshop or already have some mindfulness experience.
A retreat is an opportunity to reduce our distractions and focus on deepening our experience of a particular practice. You will be guided through the four foundations of mindfulness in a silent and supportive environment and have the opportunity to really experience the peacefulness that mindfulness can bring.
Please wear loose clothes so that you will be comfortable to sit, lie down and perform simple yoga and qigong exercises.
Feedback from the July 2015 retreat participants:
“A real sense of peace and calm.”
“ I found today very soothing and restorative.”
“I have found that I have been able to let go of thoughts both past and present in today’s retreat. This is a big step for me as I tend to hold onto things that build up over a series of months.”
*All profits from the Day Retreat will be donated to our Sri Lankan children’s charity Mindful Kids Preschool and used to buy the children school bags and stationery for their new academic year starting in January.
Retreat Leader; Bhante Rewatha
Bhante Rewatha Thero is the founder of Glasgow Mindfulness Centre and Mindful Kids Pre-School in Sri Lanka. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies from the University of Strathclyde and the Master of Science Degree in Mindfulness Based Approaches (MBSR & MBCT) from the University of Bangor. He has conducted a research project under the supervision of Dr Dusana Dorjee on a Non-Randomized Control Trial Study evaluating the impact of Mindfulness-Based Programme on the Emotional Well-Being of Children.
Bhante Rewatha has been a Theravada Buddhist Monk for 35 years and a secular Mindfulness teacher for many students and Mindfulness teachers. Bhante has worked as a Head Teacher for a leading Buddhist Monks Training College in Sri Lanka.
Bhante is a certified mindfulness teacher to deliver Paws.B course for primary school children by Mindfulness in Schools Project. In addition to the secular mindfulness courses which Bhante has taught throughout the world including Scotland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and America. Bhante also provides courses to universities, charitable and educational facilities. He has created several courses for those who have completed MBSR and MBCT.
He is currently developing a teacher training course to teach mindfulness to 4-5 years old children as a classroom intervention.