Thank you both for giving me and so many the opportunity of connecting with your kindness in guiding us through a silent retreat within the setting of our homes. There really is a tangible sense of mindfulness expanding more fully into the busyness of daily life, more so than following away retreats. I perhaps miss the community of practice you offered more too. There were so many discoveries and gifts for me. I mentioned I think three and forgot to say how much I appreciated your beautiful notes, and each time I read them I find something new. I loved the choice of poems and realise that in ... ‘as the river flows’ … it doesn’t say whether ‘the surprise of its own unfolding’ refers to pleasant or unpleasant!
Well, it has been a great online retreat and this afternoon, the feeling was quite strong: I noticed that I was already missing the afternoon practices and some sadness emerged, then some deep gratitude.
I wish the retreat could last a full week.
I send you all my gratitude for having taken care of us this week. You are both a great source of inspiration to me as a mindfulness teacher. Your warmth, sense of humour, lightness, playfulness and deep sense of caring have a huge impact on my teaching style but more importantly on my life.
I do hope we’ll see each other soon for workshops, retreats, etc…
Thank you both so much for an inspiring week and for sharing all the materials. The retreat was a profound lesson in life as practice. I'm missing your heartful, wise stewardship, the community, and the laughter, at the same time there are many resonances, including new friendship and more curiosity and joy in change and flow; aided by coconut milk and cornflakes and other everyday things.
The only change I might have asked for would be for seven days instead of five!! I do hope you will do another one, of whatever length. I already have permission from family to be quiet more often :)
I just wanted to thank you again for a remarkable, kind and nurturing retreat. I felt enormously privileged to learn from your and KVs' wisdom, enjoy your humour and be nourished by the community you both brought together.
I am particularly pleased to report that (to my enormous surprise) chi kung was maintained this morning, using the link you kindly provided of KV's video.
Thank you yet again for all these resources, which I will take my time to explore.
I just wanted to say thank you once again for last weeks silent retreat, which I found very interesting and inspiring. I loved the balance of movement and formal practice, the clear delivery of teachings and the beautiful choice of poems and readings. In particular, I found the gentleness and kindness that was brought in to all of the practices deeply powerful and nourishing and this helped me to let go of the more subtle areas of striving and trying. You have really shown that online retreats do work very well.