A Silent Practice Retreat with Hedwig Bakker.
Practicing Mindfulness means: non-judgmentally paying attention to the contents of this moment in an allowing and friendly way.
In daily life we are often not very present, the mind is elsewhere, we act on impulse and we tend to have strong habit patterns. When life situations becoming difficult or challenging, we have the tendency to escape, to turn away or become reactive.
With a mindful attitude we can be more present, aware and successful in every moment of our life and we can deal more skillfully and effectively with inner and outer difficulties.
The attitude of mindfulness can be practiced in many areas of our life. During this program we will focus on the following aspects: paying attention (present moment awareness), embracing what is beneficial, and dealing with challenges or difficult emotions
What to expect in the retreat:
- Practice mindfulness during sitting meditation, walking meditation, while eating and while moving.
- Experience the benefits of a mindful attitude and learn how to apply the insights into daily life.
- Get a taste of what it means to be in retreat.
- Practice in silence for the duration of the retreat.
This program is suitable for anyone new to mindfulness practice and those who are already familiar with it can deepen their understanding and experience.