Courses

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

New Sunday morning sessions of Dharma and Explorations in Movement, September until the end of the year

via Zoom

Register by emailing: contact@openpathmeditation.com.au

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

The Teaching Schedule for September to December 2020 can be downloaded here –

Teaching-Schedule-Sept-Dec-2020

Included in the Teaching Schedule are the dates of Tarchin Hearn Teachings from NZ – we hope practitioners will be interested to participate in Tarchin’s offerings and we are, therefore, not teaching on those Sunday mornings

  • Dharma Class – ‘Cultivating a spacious mandala of being’

Drawing upon the inspiration of classical and contemporary teachings, body explorations and science, we will use personal reflection expressed through any medium – including writing, visual arts and poetry – in a shared personal exploration of mandala and open, responsive, grounded engagement in everyday life.

September 27th, October 25th, November 22nd, and Sunday December 20, with homework exercises:

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

  • Retreat Day on the second Saturday of each month: All retreat days are postponed for the time being.
  • Explorations in Movement

Explorations in Movement is a gentle but very direct way of working with and gaining a depth understanding of who you are. Focussing on gentle body movements, feeling the tactile/kinetic/kinesthetic sense of what is taking place and resting in these experiences can bring a deep understanding of body/mind. A more natural and open way of being can be discovered along with the release of old habitual patternings. This practice can lead to a profound state of ease and calm with a natural unfolding to a more flowing and compassionate way of living.

October 4th and 18th, November 1st, 15th and 29th and December 13th: 10.00 am – 11.30 am.

 

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/retreat days – contact Kathryn on 5989 8179; 0457 203 630 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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