Start Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
End Date: Sunday, December 9, 2012
In meditation, the body and posture are not mere preliminaries. Mindfulness is all about opening up our awareness. And how else would we do that than through our bodies and our senses? The body is THE vehicle with which we take in what our experience has to offer.
But how open are we to receiving it? It’s said that if we create auspicious conditions in our body and environment, meditation and realization will automatically arise.
So on this retreat, we’ll practice embodied awareness as a doorway to deepening our practice. We’ll learn principles of posture that set the stage for openness and receptivity. We’ll explore different approaches to cultivating mindfulness and metta through the gateway of sensory experience. And there will be plenty of silence to allow each of us to touch that place of stillness within.
Open to all who have experience with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana practices.
At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. This price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.
|Times:||7:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|