Bristol Insight Meditation are offering the following retreat:
Natural Wellbeing – Cultivating samādhi through movement and stillness.
Weaving together practices of qigong (Chinese energy work) and insight meditation, we will explore how
we can work skilfully with both the body and the mind to deepen our capacity for collectedness and
concentration (sammā samādhi). We will alternate periods of gentle movement with periods of guided and
silent sitting and some walking meditation. No special level of fitness or mobility is required and standing
practices can be done seated if preferred.
Jaya began meditating in the 1980s and practised for eight years as a nun in the Thai Forest tradition in
England with Ven. Ajahn Sumedho as her teacher. She leads retreats at Gaia House in Devon, where she
serves on the teacher council, and teaches insight meditation and mindfulness retreats in the UK and
internationally. She has practised qigong with various teachers and is a qualified Holden Qigong instructor.
Qigong supports Jaya’s own meditation practice and her online classes have proven popular with many
How to Book
You can see more information about what they offer on their website www.bristolmeditation.org.uk
You can book onto this retreat through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-series-of-led-retreat-
For more information about their day retreats generally, please visit our ‘General information and
practicalities’ page on our website.
Please note this retreat will be held in person at Glenfrome School. Early Bird Cost £20 (waged) and £20
(unwaged). This price is for tickets bought in advance (Up to 1 month before the event). Tier 1 bookings
£25 (waged) and £12.50 (unwaged). These are for tickets bought closer to the event date (3 weeks before
The day will run from 10.00am – 4pm. Please arrive as from 9.45am to allow yourself time to settle before
we start at 10am. The above booking fee covers the admin costs for the day, so dana/donation is welcome
to cover the teaching element of the day.
Please bring cushions with you for sitting, a blanket, a vegetarian dish to share and outdoor clothing for
mindful walking practice.