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“A Path of Peace: Navigating Our Lives with Wisdom and Compassion”

Zohar says “The Buddha’s teachings are both radical and practical. They offer us tools and resources that when cultivated and developed deepen understanding and enhance the capacity to respond skilfully to the challenges and joys of our lives. On this day retreat we will explore bringing the teachings alive in how we meet ourselves, others and the world.”

The day will include guided and silent practice, teachings and time for questions. All levels of meditation experience are welcome. The day will be held in silence.

Zohar has been practising meditation in different traditions since 1995. This journey has taken her from the meditation cushion into exploring further ways of expressing truth and love and in 2004 she co-founded SanghaSeva. She now spends most of her time facilitating retreats that offer service as a spiritual path around the world. Since 2006 she has been teaching on silent retreats and Dharma gatherings in India, Europe and Israel.

Dana – In the spirit of generosity, our teachers offer their teaching freely. We invite you to make a ‘dana’ donation to support Zohar in continuing to offer the teachings in this way. Your generosity to our teachers is greatly appreciated; it is truly what enables the continuation of the teaching.

You can make donations to Zohar at https://dependentorigination.org/support/ 

Please note we are unable to process donations for our teachers through Eventbrite.

Donating to Oxford Insight Meditation Registration for this online event is free and we invite you to offer dana to Zohar to support her work and livelihood (see above). In addition, when you register for the event there is an opportunity to make a donation to help cover Oxford Insight Meditation’s costs of offering these retreat days. Suggested donation £1-£5.

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What to Expect – Day Retreats Online

Our online retreats take place on Zoom. Please arrive in the Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. The retreat will be from 9:30am until roughly 4:30pm and includes a lunch break of at least 1 hour. We ask that you commit to staying for the full day.

The exact structure of the day will vary depending on the teachers’ preference. Typically it will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, guidance on meditation and an opportunity to ask questions about your practice. All retreats are suitable for beginners, as well as those with experience of meditation practice.

We ask that you remain muted during the session, unless you are invited to unmute and speak. We invite you to keep your video on so that we have a sense of community together, unless your internet connection does not support that.

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