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This silent Zen retreat brings together two wisdom and practice methods to bring our mind and body to deep calm and equanimity and meaningful insight. Ten stages of meditation will be presented and are based on the work of spiritual teacher and neuroscientist Upasaka Culadasa/ Dr. John. Yates. Zen meditation is presented through the lens of Rinzai Zen Hollow Bones Mondo Zen Koan process; a meditation system of inquiry based on Japanese and Chinese Zen updated for this century and western culture by Jun Po Kelly Roshi. Dr. Darlene Tataryn brings a wealth of sound psychological understanding to her meditation retreats, along with considerable love, compassion and caring.

Arrival after 3pm on May 25th

I have, over years, come to understand that living a conscious life is not an accidental process. It is a material and spiritual art form that requires a heart willing to open, embracing compassionate acceptance and action toward both self and other. We consciously cultivate an awakened ego function able to guide our thoughts, feelings, and emotions toward our deepest intention of actualizing our human potential toward awakening into the clarity and compassion of the wisdom mind.  By identifying our innate Pure Awareness and the objects that capture our attention, we learn to find freedom in a moment, more and more able to choose our responses to self and other that are conducive to well being personally and in relationship.

You will receive direct pointing out instructions for natural mind realization as well as clear and complete instruction on ten progressive stages of meditation; which injunctions when practiced lead to deep calm and life affirming insight. Gentle embodiment and metta practices are included in our daily program.   

As your Guide, I look forward to meeting you, sharing in Buddha Dharma, and offering personal interviews. Regardless of your prior experience, rest in beginners mind and a willingness to open into your deep caring and life concerns in the context of this beautiful rustic retreat setting.   
Teacher's Program Fee: This Dharma is offered freely.  Those who wish an orienting suggestion for Dana/ Generosity gifts, please contact Linda Whittle at the Hermitage.

Food and Accomodation: 325$ to 475$ based on selection.

May 25th, 2018 3:00 PM   through   May 30th, 2018 11:00 AM
7131 Denman Road
Denman Island, BC V0T 1T0
Reception: (250) 702-1609
Residence: (250) 335-3377
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Event Fee(s)
Eco Kuti $ 475.00
Kuti $ 475.00
Hermitage Tent-Large $ 425.00
Hermitage Tent-Small $ 375.00
Own Tent & Bedding $ 325.00
This Dharma is offered freely. $ 0.00
Schedule Therapeutic Massage $ 140.00