30th Oct 2021
One-day Online Meditation Retreat
$80 $40 $20 $1

Sympathetic Joy Day-long Retreat

The importance of experiencing and giving joy as a foundation of psychological health

One-day Online Meditation Retreat
  • Date: Saturday, 30th Oct 2021
  • Instructor: Cedric Reeves
  • Cost: Sliding scale
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The emphasis of this day long retreat will be to deepen our experience of joy, and delight. The experience of delight in self and others is much of where happiness comes from. Many of us have not experienced much joy in relationships. The purpose of this retreat is to expand and enhance our ability to experience joy. We will practice the ancient Buddhist meditation of Mudita (sympathetic joy).


  • One-day Online Meditation Retreat: 10 hours, 30 mins total.
  • Live Online Sessions: The live sessions will be hosted on Zoom. An email with the zoom links will be sent to you after you have registered.
  • Q&A: There will be opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A section.

Attendance & Recordings

  • Partial attendance is fine - however you get best results if you attend all sessions.
  • Late Starts: You can join even after it has started.
  • View at your own pace: The event will be recorded and sent out to registered participants for viewing on your own schedule.

Event Date & Time

The retreat runs for 10 hours, 30 mins total. Partial attendance is perfectly fine.

Retreat Schedule

20 mins Opening Notes & Chanting*
60 mins Instructions on Mudita with Q&A*
40 mins Guided Mudita Meditation
60 mins Gentle Guided Yoga*
40 mins Seated Meditation
20 mins Brief instruction on Walking Meditation
40 mins Brief Lecture on using Mudita to Heal Attachment Conditioning & Guided Mudita Meditation
20 mins Walking Meditation
60 mins Lunch Break
20 mins Walking Meditation
60 mins Seated Meditation
20 mins Walking Meditation
40 mins Seated Meditation
20 mins Walking Meditation
40 mins Seated Meditation`
30 mins Walking Meditation or Break for a Light Dinner
30 mins Seated Meditation
30 mins Chanting & Friendly Discussion about the Day's Practice

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Retreat Overview

This program is suitable for beginners to meditation and healing work.

The suggested practice is Mudita – Sympathetic Joy. Practice instructions will be given in the lecture in the first hour.  We’ll also discuss the Paramitas (spiritual virtues) and integrate them into out Mudita practice.

The Paramitas are

  • Generosity
  • Ethics
  • Forbearance/tolerance/patience
  • Effort/heroism
  • Concentration
  • Wisdom

A second lecture will be given on how Mudita meditation can be used to heal our inner psychology to create a firm and secure basis for a flourishing life.

Miscellaneous Notes

The schedule is similar to a Zen retreat schedule. We’ll chant the Metta Sutta.

There will be time for Q&A and spot coaching.

We will be doing deep work. For that reason please feel free to take a break at any point.

Walking Meditation / Breaks / Journalling

Most hours will consist of a 20 minute walking meditation session and a 40 minute seated guided meditation session. The walking meditation sessions will serve to help integrate the previous guided meditation session. Brief walking meditation instruction will be offered. Alternatively these 20 minute sessions can be used to journal or to just take a break. All three will help you integrate the previous guided meditation session.

Yoga (Optional)

Cedric will guide an hour long Yoga session. The Yoga routine will be made up of two sequences. The first is based on the “how to grow a lotus” sequence which is specifically designed to help with long meditation sitting. The second sequence is Tibetan Sun Moon Yoga. This Yoga routine is from the Mahamudra lineage. This was taught to me by a Mahamudra master. This practice supports deep meditative experience.

Who is this for?

This program is for those of us who...

  • want to become more joyous
  • want to enjoy meditation more
  • want to optimize our psychological health

Healing Together

Shared interest and social support can make meditation practice, study, and healing much easier. Make friends in the course on the slack channel and invite friends who you think could benefit to participate in the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is the course compatible with therapy/counselling/psychotherapy?

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This is what participants of prior Retreats have to say:


Cedric I would just like to say thanks for your wisdom and knowledge of attachment issues and repair. The work you are doing really helps me and I have never come across anything as transformative for me as your meditations. Thank you so much.


Great retreat, thank you so much Cedric. There is something special about Tonglen and using it with the schemas feels so healing. I feel hopeful and inspired to keep working with Tonglen.


Thank you for this beautiful retreat. Feels like this is what I needed in the moment.

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Please note: This program is offered for educational purposes only and is not group-therapy, counselling or any kind of other psychotherapy, nor is it a substitute for the aforementioned. The instructor Cedric Reeves is a meditation teacher, not a psychotherapist, counsellor, or otherwise therapist.