Open Path Schedule

Explorations in Movement: Now is the place to practice
Sundays: 10am - 12.00pm - Fortnightly.

The experience of calm grounded centredness and alive responsiveness that characterise a well-developed dharma practice are for sharing with others, out in the world. And, these qualities are founded in an embodied knowing readily accessible to everyday awareness in any situation cultivated through this gentle movement practice (see more detailed outline in Exploring the Teaching below).
Ongoing: June 20, July 4 & 18, August 1, 15 & 29, Sept 12.


 

Exploring the Teaching: Now is the place to practice

Frequently, meditation and dharma practices are understood as formal spiritual exercises that are undertaken in a quiet, separate space outside the ordinary events of everyday life. However, the experience of calm grounded centredness and alive responsiveness that characterise a well-developed dharma practice are for sharing with others, out in the world. And, these qualities are founded in an embodied knowing readily accessible to everyday awareness in any situation. During this series, we will explore practices, teachings and trainings that inspire everyday re-membering and expression of our finer qualities and explore both the delights and challenges of increasingly pausing, connecting and sharing these through everyday experience.

The format of this series of teaching sessions will alternate weekly with an emphasis on nudging awareness of qualities of wholesome mind through:

  • Explorations in Movement: gentle body movement (commencing Sunday June 20th);
  • Exploring the Teaching: classical and contemporary expressions of the Dharma accompanied by gentle movement practice, formal sitting practice, discussion and reflection (from Sunday June 27th).

While there will always be people with greater and lesser experience of dharma practice in each session, people with minimal experience are very welcome and will be assisted to develop their own practice.

June 27, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, Sept 5.


 

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

From July through Setember 2021 we shall convene three retreat days on the third Saturday of the month in July, and on the 2nd Saturday of the month in August and September. No experience or particular commitment to any tradition is required for you to join these retreat days. We offer a contemplative theme as a focus for a shared dialogue and guided group movement and meditation to deepen this engagement. Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments provided.
Saturdays: July 17, August 14, September 11.


 

 

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