Recognition of the wise, compassionate and powerful true nature of our minds, and cultivation of dwelling in it, is the practice of the essence meditations in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. Like clouds that obscure the openness of the sky and the radiance of the sun, our habits of identifying with our personal experience obscure pure awareness of true nature.
The path for cultivating recognition and stabilization of awareness is a science of the mind. The Theravada mindfulness teachings provide a basis for this retreat. The heart of the retreat draws primarily on the Indo-Tibetan essence meditation traditions, primarily of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, that point directly to pure awareness. By emphasizing mental stabilization early in the retreat, we then use the stability of the mind to explore how the mind constructs inner and outer experience. Nonduality meditations help us further to set the conditions for the mind to settle into openness. The emphasis is on cultivating a compassionate frame for direct meditative experience of what is being taught. The explanations aim to adapt these teachings to contemporary western culture.
This retreat will include in each session: step-by-step guided meditations, group discussion of meditation experience, and individualized instruction within the group setting. Group discussion allows participants to learn from each other. The group will be capped at 30 people. This in-person-only retreat is open to all. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. The Meditation Center will remain open during the day to support those in attendance. The sessions will not be recorded, but a summary recording will be provided at the end of the retreat.
Saturday, June 18 through Friday, June 24, 2022
9:00am - 11:30am AND 2:00pm - 4:30pm each day (Must attend both sessions each day)
For this event, the teacher has requested a $600 fee per student in lieu of dana. The remainder of your registration fee will go toward the programs at White Heron Sangha.
$750 - Base Rate
$1,000 - Supporter Rate (Base Rate + $250 for Scholarship Fund)
$375 due at time of registration and remainder due by June 6, 2022
Contact Mick Malotte at firstname.lastname@example.org
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