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.
This is an entry level weeklong retreat that is open to everyone. We begin with concentration/ mental stabilization, from an awareness perspective. By settling the mind in this way, we prepare for meditations that explore how the mind constructs our world, including the self, phenomena, and time. With some experience of these “emptiness” meditations, we move naturally into meditations emphasizing non-dual pure awareness, both as it manifests in the mind active with emotion and phenomena, and in a still mind.
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 sessions will not be recorded, but a summary recording will be provided at the end of the retreat.
Sunday, February 11 through Saturday, February 17, 2024
9:00am - 11:30am AND 2:00pm - 4:30pm each day (Must attend both sessions each day)
For this event, the teacher will be paid a fee in lieu of dana. Your registration covers all expenses for the retreat. No dana will be expected or requested.
$400 - Supported Rate
$700 - Basic Rate
$900 - Supporter Rate
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