“When we are undistracted and completely resting, this is our true nature. That’s both simple and profound.”
— Dza Kilung Rinpoche
In the simplicity of relaxation and meditative attention, we find that obsessive thoughts and afflictive emotions loosen their hold. We can perceive experience anew, with less reactivity, fixation and stress.
The meditating mind is a relaxed mind. Insight, lovingkindness, joy and compassion naturally unfold as relaxation releases long standing habits of tension held in the body. Experiencing this gives us a shining confidence that supports stability, clarity and equanimity.
During our day of practice together, we will give special attention to relaxing and nourishing the body while soothing the heart and mind. We will attune to a felt sense of embodiment and ease during sitting periods, walking practice and in daily activities.
Relaxation can restore the depletion that comes from the shock of this challenging historic moment. The intention of our retreat is to allow the body and mind time to come into balance, so that we can continue to engage in the meaningful work of transforming our communities.
Inspiration will be drawn from the teachings of Dza Kilung Rinpoche.
A spacious schedule and teachings will be offered with time for sitting, lying down, daily chores, walking practices, movement, and lunch.
Let’s come together and support each other as we open to our deepest values with kindness and care.