ONLINE RETREAT: VIPASSANA MEDITATION RETREAT

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ONLINE RETREAT: VIPASSANA MEDITATION RETREAT

August 9 - August 11

R500 - R2000

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 ONLINE RETREAT:  Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Meditation with calmness, curiosity and compassion

 Mervyn Croft

This optional one- or two-day Online Vipassana or Insight Meditation retreat will give us the opportunity to develop and deepen our practice.  Within the framework of silence, we will be able to explore the three central practices of Buddhist meditation: calming the mind, training in mindfulness and developing insight through inquiry.  We will investigate the question “Who am I” and see how this inquiry provides the key to freeing ourselves from a narrow, self-centred way of living in the world.

There will be an emphasis on Practising within an atmosphere of Metta – meeting our dragons with friendliness, kindness and acceptance.  By bringing a quiet sense of humour and curiosity into all aspects of our meditation we can learn to practice in a relaxed and natural way.           

On the retreat we will take time to slow down, to breathe and to give ourselves some space to connect with our centre with periods of meditation practice and reflection. To see if we can extend these practice periods throughout the day to include how we move about our home in this time of lockdown. Preparing food, interacting with other members of our household (don’t forget the pets), taking a break from the news, limiting our phone calls. If we have a garden, we can do some weeding or simply practice some standing and walking meditation. In this way our whole day can be one of calming, breathing and listening to who we are…

Each day will include four practice periods all done with Zoom:

07.00 – 08.00    Chi Kung exercise and Meditation

09.30 – 11.00     Talk, Meditation and Reflection

15.30 – 17.00    Talk and Meditation

19.00 – 20.30     Evening discussion and Meditation

Details

Start:
August 9
End:
August 11
Cost:
R500 - R2000

Details

Start:
August 9
End:
August 11
Cost:
R500 - R2000