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Autumn 2018 Season Begins with Reflections on Compassion

After the invigorating monsoon season, autumn is a natural time for reflective engagement as we return outdoors to work with the earth. Dharmalaya Institute’s autumn 2018 programme season began with a five-day silent meditation retreat, led by mindfulness trainer Ellen van Iersel, which set a contemplative tone. We then welcomed a lovely new group to embark on a nine-day Compassionate Living Intensive workshop-retreat, in which we explored a diverse range of possibilities for reducing our harm footprint and expanding our help footprint.

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