Explorations in Movement. Sundays: 10am - 11:30am - Fortnightly.
Ongoing: February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2.
Exploring the Teaching: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation.
2 x five-week courses.
Mondays: 7.30pm - 8.30pm.
February 8th to March 8th. March 29 to April 26.
Mindfulness meditation is a practice for establishing calm open responsiveness as a foundation of our everyday lives. Can we be poised in both calm, grounded centredness and, at the same time, an alive responsiveness with which to compassionately engage with what is arising in our experience? Classical and contemporary expressions of the dharma provide a helpful set of meditative approaches and frameworks for developing this capacity.
Across five sessions, the course will cover the basic practice of mindfulness meditation with brief reference to a range of core Buddhist and contemporary teachings towards strengthening a calm sense of grounded centredness with a spacious sense of aliveness and responsiveness. The classes will cover meditation posture, enlivening body awareness, use of the breath in meditation, invoking imagination and enhancing both inner and outer expressions of loving kindness.
Exploring the Teaching: 'Cultivating a spacious mandala of being'.
Sundays: 10.00am - 12.00pm - Fortnightly.
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: Feb 14 & 28, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9.
Saturday Retreat Days. 10.00am - 4.00pm. Monthly.
During the first part of 2021, February to April we shall convene three retreat days on the third Saturday of the month in February, and on the 2nd Saturday of the month in March and April. 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: February 20, March 13, April 10.
Warm Heart; Open Mind. A Life of Complete Attunement and Skilful Engagement.
Nine Day Contemplative Retreat with Ven. Tarchin Hearn
We invite you to join us in a wonderful opportunity to nurture grounded, open, responsive engagement in the flow of your current living; wherever and however that might be. In daily sessions via zoom, Tarchin will outline a suite of contemplative body-mind explorations for deepening a felt sense of the seamless inter-being and inter-becoming nature of all life.
Covid permitting, a small number of people can physically retreat here in Shoreham and join together for sessions both with Tarchin from NZ and body-mind awareness explorations through movement with Kathryn & Bill. During the week there will be opportunity for sharing personal discoveries and posing questions arising from your investigations.
For registration and further information for all courses contact Kathryn: ph:+61 (0)3 5989 8179; mob: +61 (0)457 203 630; firstname.lastname@example.org