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Kum Nye Training
Kum Nye Training
Kum Nye Retreats

Inherent States of Wellbeing

5 Day Residential Kum Nye Retreat

Dates: Sunday 13th – Friday 18th March 2022

Teacher: Cheryl Allen and Gráinne Delaney, supported by Maura Sills

Cost: £490: Deposit : £190 – non-refundable and non-transferable (£375 unwaged : Deposit : £175) Plus Dana for the teachers. To join individual retreat(s) please email detailing which retreat(s) you wish to join. Payment is required to secure your place.

Contact: office@karuna-institute.co.uk
Telephone/fax: +44(0)1647 221457

Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.

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Inherent States of Wellbeing

You need to feel comfortable with silent retreats.

This retreat concentrates on the embodiment of interconnection; belonging; attunement; acceptance and generosity. We will include the Four Sublime States of Love (metta); Compassion (karuna); Sympathetic Joy (mudita) and Equanimity (upekkha). This retreat offers an opportunity of expanding beyond the patterning of conditioned self and re-awakening our heart to our inherent states of wellbeing. We will be offering practices for cultivating and resting in the interconnected heart space of Bodhicitta. Supporting us in knowing an embodied sense of belonging, interconnection and deepening ethical relationship to others, nature and the great mystery of our less conditioned self.

Timing for this retreat:

Weekends: arrival Friday 5pm – finish Sunday lunchtime (12noon) (lunch included) followed by clear-up and leaving so aim to be clear to leave by 1.30pm-2pm at the latest.

To join this individual retreat please write or email detailing which retreat(s) you wish to join together with payment

Please note: The cost of the training only covers the administration fee.  DANA for the Teachers is welcomed.



Guidelines for Dana – excerpts from Gaia House, Newton Abbot

Dana means “generosity” and “giving” in Pali, the language in which the Buddha’s teachings were originally recorded. The Buddha regularly emphasized in his teaching the value of generosity and sharing what we have with others, as an essential practice of cultivating happiness and wellbeing.

Dana is a foundation principle underlying the running of Retreats, and also at other Insight Meditation centres and Buddhist monasteries, around the world. This follows a two and a half thousand year-old tradition in the transmission of the dharma.

In order to make this opportunity to practice as accessible as possible, the Karuna Institute seeks to keep costs to a minimum. The charge you paid to attend this retreat covers only the ongoing costs of running the centre, including: food; heating; electricity; water; administration etc. The teachers serve and support your retreat out of kindness and generosity: they are not paid for the work they do.

As your time here comes to an end, you have the opportunity to support the teachers who have supported your retreat.

The Buddha encouraged dana and generosity, in recognition of our interdependence, and as a wholesome practice which helps release the heart and mind from greed and negativity. In receiving with gratitude, and giving with generosity, we become more fully conscious participants in the interconnected web of life that supports us all.

Take it as a practice: there is no expected “right amount”, so please listen to your heart and give what you are moved to offer, while also respecting your practical circumstances. Please give generously: your dana ensures the continued transmission of the dharma teachings, and their accessibility to all who wish to receive them. The Directors and Teachers at the Karuna Institute deeply appreciate and thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Thank you

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