4/8/2018 4:00 PM
at Benedict Canyon Retreat House, (9940 Westwanda Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210)
How do we move out of our heads and into the moment to moment felt sense of our embodied experience?
The Buddha said, “There is one thing that when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body.”
In this weekend retreat we will develop methods for bringing this sense of mindful embodiment to our experience, and create a quiet refuge together to cultivate kind attention to this body and nourish the heart. Through periods of guided and silent meditation, walking meditation, gentle mindful movement and Dharma talks and discussion we will explore for ourselves the river of aliveness that we call the body, and the joy that can be found in living in and through our bodies, here and now.
Participants are encouraged to continue practicing mindfulness in the evening after our Saturday retreat to strengthen continuity of mindfulness, for a full retreat experience.
Saturday April 7th - 10am - 5pm
Sunday April 8th - 10am - 4pm
Please bring a brown bag lunch, as there are no places to eat near the facility. There is a fridge to store your food and a microwave available for heating. You may wish to dress in layers and bring a blanket or shawl for your own comfort. Meditation cushions and chairs are available at the retreat house, or you're welcome to bring your own.
Space is limited, please be sure to sign up soon if you plan on joining us.
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