A Day Retreat

We held our first day retreat at Sitting Buddha Hermitage last Sunday. Nine people came, from Matlock, Sheffield, Leeds and Nottingham. This was what we did:

10am         Arrive
10.10         Meditation (30 mins) followed by Short Morning Service
11.00         Tea and short talk on meditation
11.30         Meditation (30mins), walking meditation (10 mins), meditation (30 mins)
1pm           Lunch
2.00           Midday Service and Meditation (30mins)
3.00           Tea and questions
3.30           Meditation (30mins)
4pm           Day Ends

I cooked a simple lunch and we ate it around the large dining table – the first time it has been fully extended to comfortably accommodate 10 people. The good weather meant we could also get outside in the courtyard for a bit of fresh air. We had a very good day and enjoyed practicing together.

The next day retreat will be on Sunday 27th September.

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