Offerings

 

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

Through the extended Covid-19 lockdown we are offering our teachings via Zoom.

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

Explorations in Movement : 10am - 11:30am

Ongoing: Oct 4 & 18, Nov 1, 15 & 29, & Dec 13.

Exploring the Teaching

Sessions on Sunday Mornings – Fortnightly

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: 'Cultivating a spacious mandala of being' 10am-12pm

Drawing upon the inspiration of classical and contemporary teachings, body explorations and science, we will use personal reflection expressed through any medium – writing, visual arts, performance – in a shared personal exploration of mandala and open, responsive, grounded engagement in everyday life. Ongoing: Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22 & Dec 20.

Sunday Contemplations with Tarchin : 8am - 10am AEST

A morning gathering to contemplatively explore various aspects of life and living that can help us live richly and meaningfully in this rapidly changing and challenging world. If there is a particular theme that you would like to explore, Tarchin is happy for you to e-mail it to him at mtness@eol.co.nz ahead of the class and he will see if he can weave it into the morning. Ongoing: Oct 9, Nov 8 & Dec 6.

Retreats

As Covid restrictions loosen, and we can once again meet in person – we will offer:

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

There are no retreats scheduled at this time

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.  We hope to offer two retreats again in 2021.

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