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Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat
August 22 @ 3:00 pm - August 28 @ 11:00 pm$ 40.00
Arrival after 3pm on May 22nd.
There is no mystery more profound than mindfulness/awareness.
This is the path of living dharma.
This is spirituality and practical living all rolled into one.
This is the source of joy and well-being,
the well-spring of health and happiness,
the treasure at the heart of everything and everyone.
There is no greater mystery.
is the flower of healthy knowing in action.
written in gratitude for Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche
This 6-night and 7-day retreat will begin by focusing on mindfulness and meditation practices, attitudes, and themes worked with in the MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) program. Much of modern research that we see around mindfulness and stress reduction/well-being comes as a result of 8-week MBSR programs.
Moving past the weekend, practice will be informed by other modern and traditional perspectives and expand to include what has been described as the – four natural states of being.
Loving-kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity, traditionally known as the Brahma Viharas, are now being incorporated into modern mindfulness instruction as research shows these qualities impact our well-being in ways not previously understood when Mindfulness programs began.
As an antidote to the busyness of our day to day lives and because our attention is being grabbed by constant stimulation and noise, the retreat will be silent expect during class time, where you are welcome to ask questions and instruction will be provided. This rural retreat on Denman Island will provide time for walks in nature and personal time between classes.
Past participants of Sharon Tashi’s retreats have found them life enriching experiences, many returning again and again for a seasonal reboot. We sit together to learn, practice and open into our natural selves. Whether new to mindfulness and meditation, or looking to deepen a practice, we all can benefit from our own kind attention.
Program Fee: Dana – the teachings are offered by donation only. It is hoped that people will give generously. Dana (generosity), an expression of your appreciation, is the only income that Buddhist Teachers receive for their guidance, teaching and counsel, and is far more important than what you pay for board and keep. Please give accordingly. It shows your respect for all that the Teacher gives you, in terms of concern, time and effort.
Food and Accomodations: 390$ to 570$ based on selection.
Course materials: $40.00