January 11, 2020 – Serenity and Insight in London, UK

Event Start Date:
11th January 2020
Event End Date:
11th January 2020
Event Venue:
ENGLAND - London

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England – London

Serenity – a Journey without Destination

Organised by London Insight

Standard: £32.00
Sponsor: £45.00
Supported: £20.00
plus Dana

You are invited to pay the sponsor rate if you can.

If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let London Insight know. They try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.

Bookings via www.londoninsight.org

January, Saturday 11

Westminster Quaker Meeting House
(Religious Society of Friends)
8 Hop Gardens,
off St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4EH
United Kingdom

1-day Retreat with Vince Cullen


London : Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Westminster Quaker Meeting House (Religious Society of Friends), 8 Hop Gardens, off St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EH (10:00 – 17:00)

Pre-registration is required for this event.

Bookings are on a sliding scale £20 – £45 in advance per person.  If this cost is beyond your means then please contact the organiser (London Insight Meditation) about zero cost bookings. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


09:30 am : Open doors for registration : Tea and coffee available.

10:00 am : Serenity : A Foundational Practice
• Sitting Practice
• Walking Practice

11:30 am Friendliness as a Factor of Serenity
• Walking Practice
• Sitting Practice

1:00 pm : Lunch

2.00 pm : The Power of Insight
• Walking Practice
• Sitting Practice

3:30 pm : Break/refreshments

4:00 pm : Obstacles to Serenity & Insight
• Sitting Practice
• Questions, answers and comments

5:00pm : Retreat ends

All things are temporary, transient and impermanent – therefore this
timetable is likely to change – please do not be alarmed!

Everyone on the traditional ‘Buddhist’ path is struggling with three fires… the fire of cravings, the fire of aversions and the fire of confusions… EVERYONE! The Buddha’s very sound advice to all is that we should try to extinguish these fires, don’t add any more fuel to them; to let them go out and never relight them. Easier said than done!

Everyone on the traditional ‘Buddhist’ path is waking up – or in recovery – from greed, from hatred and from delusion; these are the inherent pre-conditions, biases and distortions of all human beings. For some individuals these factors manifest in our lives – to a greater or lesser degree – as particular cravings or aversions, or as a sense of unwholeness and disquiet; and always these mind-states are accompanied by an awful lot of confusion!

Serenity and Insight – a Journey without Destination” is a day-long retreat exploring some Buddhist principles and practices for being present in everyday life.

This retreat will be a day of talks, sitting practice and (weather permitting) walking practice devoted to cultivating ‘serenity and insight’ even in the midst of the difficult. We will practice some silent meditation; and some ‘Heart’ practices.

“There are to be seen beings who can admit freedom from suffering from bodily disease for one year, for two years, for three, four,​ five, ten, twenty; who can admit freedom from bodily disease for even a hundred years.

But, those beings are hard to find in the world who can admit freedom from mental disease even for one moment…” 

~ Buddha (Anguttara Nikāya Volume 2 – vii (157) Disease.)

Free PDF download – The Forgiveness Workbook

The charge, if any, for the day goes towards covering actual retreat costs and the teacher’s expenses.  Vince does not get paid to offer these teachings (see Dana below).

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