Living Mindfully: One-Week Meditation Retreat
with Rebecca Hazell
December 27 / 7:00 PM - January 3 / 7:00 PM
The practice of meditation gently sees through our torrent of thoughts and distractions and uncovers the stability, clarity and strength of our minds. This week-long retreat will allow both new and experienced meditators to explore the view and basic techniques of meditation, both sitting and in action: how to apply mindfulness and awareness in every moment of our lives. It will also provide an opportunity for people practicing Shambhala ngondro or Werma sadhana to meet part of the group retreat requirement.
In addition to simple sitting and walking meditation, talks, group discussion and mindful silence, we will also practice mindfulness in action through rota responsibilities and quiet time. Our emphasis will be on ‘feeling’, both touching in with our emotional life and our physical being—our sense perceptions or ayatanas—within meditation. We will explore how these two kinds of feeling meet in our whole being, and how they affect our daily life.
The Director, Shastri Emeritus Rebecca Hazell, will offer a short daily talk, and each day will end with a general discussion about practice.
Lunch and a hearty tea are served each day.
Full participation in the program will count toward the dathun requirement for Enlightened Society Assembly and fulfills the prerequisite for aspiring Shambhala Guides. Those who cannot attend the entire program are welcome to sit any full day.
Friday, December 27, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Sitting, Orientation, Introductory Talk.
Saturday, December 28 – Friday, January 3:
- 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Opening chants and meditation
- 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch, Work Rota and Quiet Time
- 1:30 – 4:30 Meditation
- 4:30 – 5:00 PM: Hearty Tea
- 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Meditation, discussion and closing chants
*Note: Friday January 3rd will conclude with a celebratory feast from 5 – 9 pm. You are invited to dress festively.
Suggested price: $300/week
Daily rate: $50/day
Generosity Policy applies by prearrangement.
Questions? Contact Mark Hazell at firstname.lastname@example.org.