Weds Oct 14th 7pm – Sun 18th 3pm, 2020 at Maitreya House Herefordshire
Meditation can be seen as a process of exploring our mind’s true nature; understanding what lies beneath our worries, internal chatter, self-image and preferences. Once discovered, the ground of mind - naked awareness - allow us to see through the insubstantiality of thoughts and perceptions.
So the first stage is to discover this ground of mind; in retreat there is the opportunity to allows the glimpses to settle into full awareness of...awareness; and finally we need to explore how to maintain this in mind as we go about our daily business.
After an orientation on Wednesday evening, the retreat will intersperse tranquillity meditation exercises with T’ai Ji practice, and with quiet times for personal practice inside and outside.
Simon will lead the retreat and the meditation sessions, whilst Ad will guide the T’ai Ji sessions. This retreat is designed for those with prior experience of meditation and mindfulness (check with me if you need to).
Whilst his teaching is secular, Simon has been a committed meditation practitioner in the Buddhist tradition for over 20 years, and was ordained in 2017. He continues to study the subject intensively, and has been teaching mindfulness and meditation since 2011, with a focus on managing stress.
Ad started his T’ai-Ji training in 1975 in The Netherlands and has been studying under Chungliang Al Huang since 1991. His approach is a unique blend of mindfulness meditation and T’ai-Ji, evolved over a period of more than 30 years of meditation teaching both in the UK and abroad.
Places are limited to 7 so that we can have single occupancy and maintain social distancing as best we can (teaching might be in zendo).
Cost for accommodation, food and teaching will be £425. One reduced bursary place if you are unemployed. Pay via card below or direct to 089300 14485271
Refunds only due to exceptional personal circumstances and within 3 weeks of the retreat, or if government guidelines disallow.