Shamatha & Vipasthana
Arrival after 3pm on Sept 21st
In the beautiful environment of the Hermitage on Denman Island, in the midst of Nature, practice the easy approach of Calm-abiding (shamatha) and Intuitive Insight (vipasyana) meditation, as a way to engage in the Path of Awakening according to age-old Buddhist tradition. Learn to concentrate, to still the mind, and to rest the thinking process, through lucid mindfulness and concentration, by training in stable attention, while at the same time gently awakening your personal insight, compassion and wisdom, in this very traditional and wholesome method of practice.
Learn about and gradually approach the deeper blissful Dhyana-states of meditation, that naturally give rise to centered consciousness, opening of the heart, and compassionate realization in reflexive self-awareness, based on a the meditative experience of stillness, joy and bliss. Uncover the clear, calm, loving, luminous mind that shines in the depth, behind the obscuring veils of doubt and confusion. Realize that this luminous mind within all beings is available to you at all times; this is your own psyche within you, your own truth – the magical depth of your being. The retreat will especially focus on discovering this mind within, through disciplined but easy to follow meditation.
The retreat will include both sitting and walking meditation, guided by daily instruction and example, and personal interviews with the teacher. This is a silent retreat, suitable for all, regardless whether complete beginners or long-term practitioners.
Denman Island, BC V0T 1T0
|Eco Kuti||$ 380.00|
|Hermitage Tent-Large||$ 340.00|
|Hermitage Tent-Small||$ 300.00|
|Own Tent & Bedding||$ 260.00|
|The teachings are offered freely. Dana is gratefully accepted.||$ 0.00|
|Schedule Therapeutic Massage||$ 140.00|
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