Working Towards a
facilitated by Kirsten Kratz, organised by SanghaSeva
23rd – 27th June 2014 // CAT, mid Wales, UK
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is Europe’s leading centre for environmental inspiration and courses. Founded in 1973 on the site of a disused slate quarry in Machynlleth, mid Wales, CAT continues to lead the quest for globally sustainable, ecologically sound technologies and ways of living, offering practical solutions on all aspects of sustainable living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic vegetable growing.
This work retreat offers the opportunity to combine working outdoors at CAT with silent reflection, meditation and listening practice, as we nourish and express our care for life on Earth and our wish for a more sustainable world. We will stay in one of CAT’s two Eco Cabins and work onsite to support the community in whatever way is most helpful. Vegetarian lunch and dinner will be provided by CAT’s vegetarian wholefood restaurant. We will have an introductory talk and tour on arrival on the Monday afternoon. In the evening, Kirsten, the facilitator, will introduce the themes of mindful meditation and sustainability.
The working days’ activities will be framed by periods of meditation and contemplation, and parts of each day will be spent in silence, enabling the cultivation of greater awareness in a daily life setting. Evening reflections and guided interactive exercises will aim to deepen our connection to all things, including our inner life.
There will be an opportunity for further group sharing and exploration on the last morning. The retreat will end after lunch on Friday.
The retreat is open to all, those new to meditation as well as those with experience; meditation instructions will be given.
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