Silent Awareness Meditation Weekend Course in East Sussex
Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Experience the tranquility of a two day silent meditation weekend course.
This course is an opportunity to learn to meditate on the natural breath and to experience ‘noble silence’, which will be introduced and explained on the course.
For those who have already learned the technique, this immersive silent weekend will deepen your practice and is a good preparation for a retreat.
Silence will being mid-morning on Saturday and end at lunchtime on Sunday, allowing time at the start and end of the course for sharing and conversation. Throughout the period of silence, you are able to discuss your practice with the teachers when you wish.
The Peradur Centre offers accommodation for anyone who wishes to stay overnight.
The silence will nourish and support the practice, allowing the mind to quieten and to draw the awareness within. A strong sense of connectedness develops through group practice in and the silence is shared in warmth and open-heartedness.
Each meditation sitting will be between 20 and 35 minutes, followed by a loving kindness practice, a long yoga nidra’ relaxation, gentle stretching or breathing techniques and a tea break.
The practice is taught systematically and is supported by explanations.
Anna has practiced in established meditation traditions since her childhood. In 2003 she was introduced to Dr. Kumar and was inspired by the depth and breadth of his knowledge of meditation and his ability to live what he teaches in its entirety. Since then she has been training closely with him and working to bring the benefit of his teaching to people in the UK. Outside of her work as a trustee and teacher for The Yoga Healing Foundation, Anna is a lecturer in Art & Design. Her academic research explores the application of meditation practice into Higher Education contexts, particularly for the purpose of enhancing wellbeing and creativity.
Debs began meditating in 2008 and has practiced under the guidance of Dr Kumar since 2016. Believing meditation can have a place in everyone’s life and having observed the positive benefits on herself and others she is committed to making the technique and teachings accessible and available to as many people as possible.
In Worthing where Debs lives she is Director of We Are FoodPioneers CIC – a social enterprise building community through shared food experiences, she works as a Relationship Manager at the Arts Council England and recently qualified as a Personal Development Coach.
Self-catering accommodation is available and includes use of a shared kitchen.
Single room per night: £27
Twin room per person per night: £22
To book overnight accommodation please contact us.
We divide payments into a compulsory Course Fee and a voluntary Suggested Minimum Donation. To understand why, please read on.
Dana, translated as ‘giving’ is the virtue of unconditional generosity and unattached giving through donation to a good cause. Seva, translated as selfless service is an equally important principle in the yoga tradition, based on the value of working for others without expectation of personal reward.
The teaching of yoga has for thousands of years been offered on this basis, to allow students the opportunity to cultivate dana, and teachers the opportunity to cultivate seva. Traditional Yoga is committed to following these principles and so we do not charge a compulsory fee for the teaching. All our weekend course teachers are volunteers which allows us to run the weekends on a donation basis and we rely on your donations in order to continue.
Donations are used to sustain the charity, offer bursary places for UK students and support our charitable projects in India. For more information about the charity please click here. In addition to the suggested minimum donation we charge a nominal course fee to cover the costs of running the course.
How to Book
We divide payments into a compulsory Course Fee and a voluntary Suggested Minimum Donation, this is a two step process.
Course Fee: £40
Suggested Minimum Donation: £50
To pay by cash, bank transfer or cheque please contact us.
Please note that confirmation is made manually during office hours.
STEP 1. Course Fee
Please click below to make a payment of the course fee.
STEP 2. Suggested Minimum Donation £50
Please make a donation in recognition of the teaching and to support our charitable projects in India and the UK.