Wilton, NSW | 21 - 24 Nov 2019 | $ Various
In this secular retreat, we will be emphasising being present to what arises in your meditation practice, without trying to focus on anything in particular. What arises then, is an intimate experience of seeing into how your mind operates moment to moment. We will support this exploration by encouraging you to recollect your sittings through journalling and to explore this with a teacher individually or in small groups.
Most likely you have a goal in mind when you practice. You are free to work with concentration practice or more open awareness practice - and simply reflect actively on what arises as we go. What is in your mind and heart matters and does not need to be separated out. Much of the learning comes from your own recognition and insight rather than from an authority, tradition or any dogmatic thinking about meditation.
The roots of this practice are to be found in the Buddha's early teachings and on are based on learning to trust ways of knowing that develop in meditation. This enables you to be more trusting, responsive and present in your life.
We welcome long-term meditators, as well as newer meditators, and recent MBSR graduates who are new to our orientation towards meditation practice and retreats. Meditation teachers are also welcome. Mary and Linda both teach from a trauma-sensitive mindfulness orientation so this retreat will feature choice and flexibility. The practice is person-centred, based on each individual’s experience of meditation.
This retreat will offer you a rare chance to develop a meditation practice without tension or constriction so that your practice can be allowing, creative and ultimately nourishing.