Courses

At Open Path we offer teaching courses, practice sessions and retreat work throughout the year – see also information under ‘Retreats’.

The venue for all teaching, unless otherwise stated, is the Open Path Teaching Space at 21 Marine Parade, Shoreham.

Register by emailing: contact@openpathmeditation.com.au

Cost for all sessions and Retreat Days is by way of dana (see below)

Teaching Schedule June – October 2018

New Fortnightly Sessions and monthly Retreat Days
  • ‘Contemplating Wholeness': Fortnightly Sessions June 17th to October 7th; 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

The late Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche suggested the need for a being to first come to a felt sense of wholeness, and from there, find a way to ‘true’ oneself, adjust any obvious glitch to achieve balance and thus healing,

“Find the way to a state of union, a state of health first, then look at whatever balance there is [in the being] and see it in perspective. You will be able to see the causes, symptoms and be able to cure the imbalance.”

Knowing wholeness is recognising our experience as a seamless whole from moment to moment in the “ever-present immediacy of now, ” an experience sometimes associated with a transitory moment in meditation or when resting contemplating nature. Acclimatising to a felt sense of wholeness both on the meditation cushion and in everyday life is Dharma practice (https://greendharmatreasury.org/2018/06/03/naming-the-unnameable/)

These sessions follow on from Tarchin’s recent May retreat in Shoreham. They will combine sitting meditation, movement work, participant sharing, formal teaching and homework exercises – contemplative meditation, body movement and artwork across the fortnight.

You are invited to stay for tea/coffee at the end of each session.

Please register your interest with Kathryn: contact@openpathmeditation – mob: 0457 203 630

  • Saturday Retreat Days: monthly

There will be 4 Saturday Retreat Days on the following dates: July 14th, August 11th, September 8th and October 6th.

These Retreat Days will be a combination of Movement Medititation and Saturday Retreat Days that have previously been offered (please see more information about these Retreat Days under ‘Retreats’). There is considerable advantage in working with a combination of movement work and more conventional forms of meditation for gaining wholesome states of mind and greater understanding of the Dharma.

For all courses and session:

  • mats, cushions and blankets are provided.
  • please wear loose, comfortable clothes.
  • the fee for all events  is by way of dana – see below

For registration and further information for all courses – contact Kathryn on 5989 8179 or email.

Dana

Dana is often taken to simply mean donation or gift. Dana is a Buddhist teaching about generosity of spirit or the sharing of blessings, the aspiration to generate health and goodwill in all the cycles of giving and receiving; the transactions of daily life. In reflecting on the practice of dana one begins to understand the interdependence of life. Dana is a gift offered in support of the Teaching lineage. In turn the teachings offered are to support you in meeting with life with wisdom and compassion. Each person arrives at their own level of offering through their own consideration. There is no set fee for teaching.  It is customary to offer dana at the beginning of the class (there is usually a bowl at or near the entrance). Giving prior to the teaching separates the act from concepts of fee for service and supports ones own experience of openness and generosity.

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