This retreat is a time to pause, breathe, feel and perceive clearly, so that we´re able to touch the potential that´s always there, waiting to unfold. During this week we’ll learn how to develop continuity of mindfulness in meditation as well as in everyday activities, noticing and being receptive to whatever is going on in the moment to moment flow of experience, whether in the body, on the mental or emotional plane.
Our guide will be the Satipatthana Sutta, in which the Buddha unfolds the multi-facets of mindfulness practice while sitting, walking, standing or lying down and in regard to self and other. This way we’ll discover for ourselves that nothing in our experience is excluded from our dharma life. It’s all about being aware of and knowing how to meet whatever life presents us with in a kindly, relaxed, creative way free of the push and pull that so often rules the course of life. A playful curiosity that guides us on a journey of inquiry into the flow of life - this is what excites and motivates me!
During the week there will be some input and guided meditations (for sitting and walking meditation) with enough space and opportunity to explore and deepen one`s own practice. We’ll have a programme which supports slowing down and simplifying with periods of silence. Gentle, mindful movement will be offered to ground us in the body and help us relax into the present moment more fully.