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A one-day online retreat with Esther Slattery and River Wolton

About this event

This retreat will take place online, using Zoom; details about accessing the retreat will be provided to all those who register


Both beginners and experienced meditators are welcome

This day retreat will offer a grounding in the practices of mettā (loving-kindness, friendliness) and self-compassion as foundations for beginning to turn towards the learning, honesty, openness and questioning of assumptions that help us to stand, speak and act in solidarity with others. We acknowledge that the term ‘allyship’ is not perfect, but it can offer a functional framework to make sure that no-one is left out or left behind. There will be guided meditations, reflections from the teachers and opportunities for discussion. All are warmly welcome.

The on-line Dharma hall will be open all day but you will not need to spend time in front of the screen during meditations and the lunch break. At the beginning of the day there will be an online ‘waiting room’ which will open 15 minutes before the start of the retreat.

We strongly encourage you to attend for the whole day and as far as possible to keep the day clear of other commitments.

Esther Slattery is a black Londoner, mother of two, mindfulness teacher, nurse and psychotherapist; with special interest in trauma, identity and wellbeing (equality and inclusion). She has practised meditation as taught by the Buddha since 1980s through the Triratna Tradition, and in the last 5 years through the Insight Meditation Tradition. She teaches Mindfulness in the NHS and in the community, and is a graduate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

River Wolton is white, London-born and has lived in or near Sheffield for thirty years. She has practised Insight Meditation since 2000, is co-founder of Sheffield Insight Meditation, a graduate of the Gaia House Community Dharma Leadership programme, and currently in teacher training with Bodhi College. She is co-founder of Out Aloud Sheffield’s LGBT choir and has a background in LGBTQ+ activism.

About Tickets

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