“Mindfulness is the life force of meditation. Distraction is the enemy that destroys the life of meditation.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Understand the Mind
Training in mindfulness and meditation have become increasingly recognized as an effective means to reduce stress, improve our quality of life and develop inner peace. This one-day retreat provides the perfect opportunity to refresh, re-charge and gain practical experience of training in both mindfulness and concentrated meditation. On retreat, we step back from our normal busy routine and activities to focus inwards, reflect and emphasize a meditative practice – in this case meditating on the clarity of the mind, a powerful meditation derived from the ancient Mahamudra tradition, The participants will learn how to engage in powerful meditation on the mind itself, with the hope that they leave confident to reproduce the practice at hime. Each session will include guided meditation as well as a short teaching with practical advice on how to improve your meditation practice. We will explore gently and skilful techniques adopted by the yogis of the past that will enable us to taste the peace and bliss of a single-pointed mind. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to share experiences with other like-minded individuals in the break times.
This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.
What will each session consist of? Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time. Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.What if I’m new to this?Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.
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