This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email.
What liberates the heart and mind is profoundly simple, simple beyond simple.
One way to describe what we are doing in our contemplative practice is that we keep releasing unnecessary complexity until our “bare knowing, and continuous mindfulness” can feel the ordinary present moment as a liberating moment.
And yet, for a person whose heart loves compassion, and whose ears and eyes love wisdom and truth, it can be difficult not to fill the mind with so many different practices and approaches to the dhamma that the essence of the practice becomes muddled. Even in the time of the Buddha, spiritual practitioners faced so many options, so many practices, teachings, teachers, and lineages that the paradox of choice could undermine the basic clarity which causes the practice to gather steam and yield insight and transformation.
At these times in our practice, we can cut through complexity by returning our attention to the inexhaustible, ordinary, knowing presence that can be noticed lying at the heart of every moment of our experience. In this daylong retreat, we will cultivate confidence, trust, and clarity by returning to the simplicity of our own modest and magnificent wakeful presence.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our time together will include sitting meditation with instructions, talks and time for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome.
Full and partial scholarships are available.