FORTHCOMING DAY RETREATS

What to Expect 

Online Day Retreats

Our online retreats take place on Zoom. Please arrive in the Zoom waiting room 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. Retreats start at 10am, ending at approximately 5pm, and include a lunch break of at least 1 hour. We ask that you commit to staying for the full day.

The retreat will be a day of sustained meditation. Typically the day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, guidance on meditation, and a dharma talk. There will also be opportunities to ask questions. 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.

There will be an opportunity to offer Dana to the teacher.

In Person Day Retreats

Please arrive for registration between 9.15 – 9.45am. The retreat will end at approximately 5pm, and includes a lunch break of at least 1 hour. We ask that you commit to staying for the full day.

The retreat will be a day of sustained meditation, supported by an atmosphere of silence. Typically the day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, guidance on meditation and a dharma talk. There will also be opportunities to ask questions. All retreats are suitable for beginners, as well as those with experience of meditation practice.

Please contact us if you have any access needs and would like support to enable you to attend the retreat.

At the end of the day there will be an opportunity to offer Dana to the teacher.

What to Bring

Please bring a mat or rug plus meditation stool or cushions if you wish to sit on the floor. There are also chairs available– you may wish to bring a cushion or two for padding.

The hall is heated, but uncarpeted, please bring warm clothing as your body may cool down during the sitting periods. You may also wish to bring slippers or warm socks. Outdoor footwear, coats and bags can be left near the entrance to the hall.

Lunchtime Arrangements

Lunch will be held in silence. You are invited to bring your own vegetarian or vegan packed lunch. A selection of teas, herbal drinks, milk and soya milk will be provided. There is a fridge for your use in the kitchen. If you would like to, then please feel free to bring some fruit/biscuits/cake to share with others.

Venue

Littlemore Village Hall, Railway Lane, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4PY

The hall is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet. There is parking available in the hall’s private car park close to the front door. Please contact us if you will need any support on the day to enable you to attend.

See here for a map of the location Please allow plenty of time to travel so that you can arrive at the hall between 9.15 and 9.45 for registration.

Public transport: City bus 3A, every 30 mins from the High Street and Iffley Road to The George pub, Littlemore, then 2 mins walk. Also City bus 3, every 11 minutes from the High Street and Iffley Road to Rose Hill Parade, then 11 mins walk. Also City bus 5A every 30 minutes from the High Street and Cowley Road to the Catholic Church, Littlemore and then 5 mins walk. For more information on bus times see here

Parking:

There is parking for about 10 cars in the hall’s private car park.

 

Please allow plenty of time to travel so that you can arrive at the Hall between 9.15 and 9.45 for registration.