Dependent Origination

21 – 28 September 2018, Zwanenhof, Holland

The focus of the retreat is dependent origination, one of the most significant of the Buddha’s teachings in understanding both the cause of dukkha (suffering) and its end.

We will explore in depth the way that our psychological worlds are created moment to moment. Mornings are given to silent practice, afternoons to a sustained teaching session and evenings will include discussion and practice.

Priority on this retreat is given to those participating in the Committed Practitioners’ Programme, but there
will be a limited number of spaces open to non-participants. Prior experience of at least three silent, week-long insight meditation retreats is required.


CHRISTINA FELDMAN is a co-founder of Gaia House and a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachussetts. The author of a number of books, she has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1976. She is one of the teaching faculty of the CDPP programme, dedicated to the study and application of the early teachings of the Buddha and is engaged in teaching the Buddhist psychological foundations of mindfulness to those training to teach mindfulness-based applications in England, Belgium and the Netherlands.


John PeacockJOHN PEACOCK is both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner of nearly forty years. Trained initially in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India, he subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studying Theravada. He lectured in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, is Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Master of Studies programme in MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) at Oxford University. John has been teaching meditation for more than twenty five years and is a Gaia House guiding teacher.

Event Details

  • All teachings are offered on a dana basis
  • Periods of silent meditation practice, as well as teaching and discussion periods.
  • Accommodation in shared rooms.
  • All meals included – vegetarian food
  • If paying a deposit – balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks before the module start
  • A limited number of Bursary places are available for this course
  • Please read the Booking Conditions before booking
  • September 21, 2018 - September 28, 2018
    4:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Last updated: 2017/05/24