MINDFUL LIVING, MINDFUL BEING
The 10 days Easter retreat opens with the marvellous experience by cultivating the practice for Intensive Peace. Here the entire 4 days are in silence and cultivating mindfulness, where the clutter of compulsive thoughts is cleared away, and the light of awareness becomes powerfully bright. This brightness turned inward allows access to the immaterial realms that a cluttered mind cannot attain. When this brightness is turned towards materiality (the physical world) or mentality (thought forms), these can be perceived and experienced in their unconditioned form, without the overlay of conceptual, conditioned thought.
Then the silence lifts, and we proceed with the original conversations with God, Bhagavad Gita discourse. Each day will include periods of meditation, yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and gentle yoga, and during the course of the retreat, we have short philosophical (dharma) talks and group discussion to deepen our understanding of our dharma in the world. Together we establish a retreat environment that includes daily practice, noble silence, simple group meals and participation in food preparation and clean-up, in the garden and other tasks.
We culminate the retreat with a wonderful weekend spent with the Seven Spiritual Laws of Healing and conclude the retreat with a delicious Sunday feast before we head down the mountain back to our home.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.
It will not lead you astray.
29 March-2 April Intensive Peace (entire retreat in noble silence).
2-6 April. The Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita, The original conversations with God
6-8 April. Body, Mind and Spirit … and the seven spiritual laws of healing