'Grief turns out to be a place that none of us know .... until we reach it'
Joan Didion from 'the Year of Magical Thinking"
4 DAY CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT
To allow the unconditioned to reveal does not take effort … in fact effort is the antithesis of what is needed .. What is needed is restful non-effort.
The focus for this retreat is to support the deepening of the experience of ‘Being Fully Present’… being the spaciousness behind all experience, of resting into wide vision.
Our happiness and true nature of ‘Being’ needs care and attention. When we live as 'human DOINGS' we often feel something is missing or out of balance and we may turn to alcohol, drugs, sex or overworking as ways to fill our emptiness. When we stop our running and rest body, mind and heart, renewed energy awakens as naturally as the energy of spring.
As a gathering of Men, we will look deeply together at how we can take care of our peace and happiness. This will be a spacious weekend of reflection, contemplation and easeful togetherness.
Guided meditations, deep relaxation and dharma talks will support us to notice habitual reactions and release anxiety. Walking meditation, eating in silence and time in nature will support us to recognise that we already have more than enough conditions to be happy.