Cost: Accommodation and Food Sliding scale $200-$230 plus Dana/Koha for the teacher
Account number 03 0458 0238459 000
Please make two separate payments (with reference) for the retreat cost and for Dana/gratitude for the teaching .
Our teachers devote much of their time to study and practice. They give teachings and support without receiving payment or wages. The teachers trust in the generosity of the participants to offer a contribution (Dana) in accordance with their means and desire to support the teachers.
The Five Mindfulness Trainings form an ethical basis for a happy life. Based on the precepts written during the time of the Buddha, these trainings were written by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and are periodically updated to ensure they relate to our current world conditions. The trainings offer a wonderful way to guide us in our everyday choices.
In this retreat, we will explore the trainings in-depth and take part in a ceremony to transmit the trainings to those who wish to receive them, as the ethical framework for their life.
Dharma Gaia women's weekend retreats are restful and uplifting. The purpose is to renew ourselves, return to our centre and inspire our spiritual path.
This retreat is open to all women who are curious and inspired to bring Mindfulness into every aspect of daily life.
We will focus sessions on sitting meditation, walking, movement, resting in nature and writing. Dharma talks will be offered by Sister Shalom
How do we nourish happiness and wellbeing when confronted by the suffering of our precious Earth and its inhabitants? How can we support ourselves and others to work on behalf of the environment with joy, energy, compassion and love?
A retreat for environmentalists and lovers of the Earth. Based on mindfulness practice, this retreat will offer a chance to breathe deeply, rest and reflect on our inter-being with the natural world.
Our practice is simple and yet profound. We come home to our natural state of being, release old habit energies that do not serve us and remember what is most important to cultivate.
Silence, stillness and restful contemplation is the ground of this retreat. Our commitment is to rest deeply within a spacious and gentle schedule of teachings, meditations - walking sitting, moving and deep relaxation. There will also be generous space to allow the body, heart and mind to be nourished by the peace, nature and beauty that is Dharma Gaia.
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.
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.
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.
3 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.
'Grief turns out to be a place that none of us know .... until we reach it'
Joan Didion from 'the Year of Magical Thinking"