Lao Tzu's Tranquil Sitting

With Shi Jing

A meditation retreat introducting the view and cultivation from the Dao De Jing
Date: 13-16 April 2018
Location: Braziers Park, Oxfordshire.
OPEN TO ALL

In this meditation retreat we will be exploring teachings, the view and cultivation presented in the Dao De Jing, taking Lao Tzu's words as our guide. In this view cultivation embraces the totality of our being where nothing is rejected or suppressed. Meditation is a natural unfolding where tranquillity and clarity is revealed to be our natural state. This state is not brought about by effort and concentration, it is constantly present.

Shi Jing has been following the path of Daoism since mid-1970s. In 1995 he was ordained as 31st generation Daoist priest (dao shi) in the Longmen (Dragon Gate) branch of Quanzhen (Complete Reality) School. In 1996 he co-founded the British Taoist Association and became its chairman shortly after its inception. As the BTA’s main teacher, he has been leading retreats and teaching Daoist cultivation in UK, Europe and USA.

Cost & Accommodation

The retreat will take place from Friday evening to Monday afternoon - finishing with lunch at about 1pm. We strongly recommend that you attend for the full length of the retreat. However, should you be unable to stay until Monday, for instance because of work, you can attend for two days only, and there there will be a reduction in costs as shown in brackets.

- single room 395 (300 for 2 days)
- twin room 365 (285 for 2 days)


There are only a limited number of single rooms available at Braziers Park and these will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The remainder of the accommodation is in twin rooms. Most, but not all, rooms have wash basins. Toilets and showers are separate. There is one en-suite room which will also be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please download the booking form here and send in with full payment to the address shown on the form.

For further enquiries please contact prestonmark15 [at] gmail


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