The last Retreat Day for 2023 will be on Sunday 3rd December and offers us time to pause and become present, to remember and reflect on the year, to consider what we have experienced and what we have learned or even need to learn from all that has happened.
Thus our Retreat Day is titled: Meditations and Reflections on the Lessons and Learnings of 2023.
If you have not been to one of these Retreat Days before then it is a great time to start; if you have not been to one of our Retreat Days this year, it would be wonderful to see you again. If you have not been for a while or if you have been a regular at the monthly Retreat Days, it would be a great opportunity to share and conclude the year together.
Meditation and Reflections on the Lessons And Learnings of 2023
Date : Sunday 3rd December 2023
Time: NSW time – Arrive at 9.15am for a 9.30am start – 3.00pm finish.
Venue: Ratanagiri – 11 Double View Road, Farrants Hill NSW 2484
Led By: John Barter
Practice: Samadhi- Mindfulness of Breathing For Calm And Insight
Cost: Dana – your expression of Generosity for the Teachings and Guidance
In keeping with the Buddhist tradition and practice of generosity, teachings are freely given to support the wellbeing of those interested in spiritual practice. In the spirit of generosity those that have received teachings are free to offer financial support for the continuation of such opportunity.
As a guide suggestion of $50 – $100 for teachings and guidance for the Day Retreat. Please bring cash for your Dana contribution for the day and a Donations Box will be provided on registration.
Please note there is a change regarding lunch: we will not be sharing lunch as the kitchen is currently being renovated and not available for use, so please bring your own lunch for yourself.
Bring: Individual Lunch, Notepad and pen, water bottle, warm clothes, shoes for walking meditation outside, your own Meditation Cushion if you wish (Chairs and Meditation Cushions are available here).
Parking: (see photo) Please park in the Parking Area below the house (see photo) – off Double View Road on the left hand side – entrance between the Orange Witches Hats, just before the yellow Private Road sign. Return to the road and walk up to the House (Ratanagiri sign by the Stainless Steel Letter Box) – enter on the Left where the Rock Wall is.
Our Retreat Day will offer time for Sitting and Walking Meditation, with time for reflection, questions and discussion.
We certainly can share in each other’s presence and insights from the year that has been.
Please contact me by email if you would like to join us.
Send your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org or text John on 0400 022 048
NB: If you are not able to attend this Retreat Day and you have registered, please let us know ASAP as places are limited.
I do hope to see you for the last Sunday Retreat Day for the year on Sunday 3rd December.
If it happens that you are not able to attend, I do hope that you have a wonderful end of year and a great beginning to 2024.