Offerings

 

Sessions are offered freely as dana – we support all expressions of generosity

Through the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic we are teaching both live and via Zoom in order to comply with social distancing protocols. Therefore it is essential that you let us know if you wish to participate.

Explorations in Movement

Sessions Sunday Mornings – Fortnightly

Without movement there is no life. Movement is the basis of what we are – how we feel, think and act. Through movement the living moving world is felt as an integral part of our own living and moving body~mind.

By exploring particular movements of the body in a very gentle and focussed way, feeling the tactile/kinetic/kinesthetic sense of what is happening and resting in the arising experiences, can bring a deep understanding of body~mind. A more natural and open way of being is uncovered 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 being with the world .

 

Current Sessions

Exploring the Teaching

Exploring the Teaching

These sessions engage expressions of Buddhadharma – the universal teachings of awakening – within both the group setting and personal everyday experience. The sessions include themed teachings, gentle movement practice, meditation, contemplation and group discussion. Engaging with particular themes between sessions and expressing reflections and understandings through visual art, writing and poetry both supplements and enriches personal and group understandings.

Current Sessions

Exploring the Teaching: Dharma Discussions & Shared Practice
Session 1: Sunday Mornings 10.00 - 11.00am
Session 2: Sunday Mornings 10.00 - 12.00am

These sessions are of two kinds:
(1) Dharma Discussions from 10.00 - 11.00am exploring a specific dharma theme with follow-up homework for carrying on the exploration at home (dharma theme emergent from Ven. Tarchin Hearn's Zoom sessions offered from 8.00 - 9.30am prior - see https://greendharmatreasury.org/teaching-retreat/public-schedule/); and,
(2) Shared Practice from 10.00 - 12.00pm - a practice session based on the specific emergent dharma theme under study and participants' shared experiences of their ongoing exploration. The sessions include themed teachings, gentle movement practice, meditation, contemplation and group discussion.
NB: It is not essential to attend Tarchin's Zoom sessions - ongoing 'homework' exploration themes, notes and activites will be sent to all participants.
Dates Session 1: February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 5.
Dates Session 2: February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29th, June 26th.


Retreats

Monthly Retreat Days

Setting aside a whole day for Dharma practice in a supportive environment is what is offered through our monthly retreat day. We provide a general theme for the day, lead a session of Explorations in Movement and a group sit followed by individual contemplative work using the practice space, the garden, the bush and the beach walks available in the neighbourhood. The day includes group feedback on working questions and further avenues of exploration; and a shared lunch.

Current Sessions

Saturday Retreat Days.
10.00am - 4.00pm. Monthly.

From February through June 2022 we shall convene Saturday retreat days. No experience or particular commitment to any tradition is required for you to join us. We offer a contemplative theme as a focus for a shared dialogue and some guided group movement and meditation to deepen this engagement plus space and time for your own practice either indoors or out in nature. Registration Essential. Please bring your own lunch (a Covid safety measure). Refreshments provided.
Saturdays: February 26th, March 26th, April 23rd, May 28th & June 25th.

Longer Retreats

Since Open Path convened in Shoreham, we have held two (2) nine-day retreats annually focused on a specific theme in April/May and October commencing on a Saturday and finishing the following Sunday week. The schedule generally includes a morning and occasionally an afternoon teaching session with plenty of time between for personal exploration and practice.

Current Sessions

There are no retreats scheduled at this time

For registration and further information for all courses contact Kathryn: ph:+61 (0)3 5989 8179; mob: +61 (0)457 203 630; contact@openpathmeditation.com