“Consider that we, as humans, have needs: needs for nourishment, for inspiration, for solitude, for the company of others… how we understand and relate to dependence and our need for independence is an integral part of meditation and reflection practice." – Linda Modaro
With Linda Modaro and Bavara
Friday Nov 8 – Wed Nov 13
Byron Bay, NSW Australia – Gondwana Sanctuary
During this residential retreat, we will explore an open awareness meditation practice that is followed by reflection. The roots of this practice are to be found in the Buddha’s early teachings and are based on learning to trust the ways of knowing that develop in meditation. This enables you to be more trusting, responsive, and present in your life.
We welcome long-term meditators, as well as newer meditators. Anyone who has practiced Recollective Awareness or is new to our orientation towards meditation practice and retreats. Meditation teachers are also welcome.
We believe that you can learn beneficial ways of meditating by seeing how your mind operates within meditation. This kind of “seeing” can be naturally developed through recollection and reflection, whether done in a journal or expressed verbally to an experienced teacher or peers.
Most likely you will have a goal in mind when you come to meditation practice. What is in your mind and heart matters deeply and does not need to be separated out from your meditation practice. Much of the learning comes from your own recognition and insight, rather than from an authority, a tradition, or any dogmatic and rigid way of thinking about meditation. More on this is here: https://satisangha.org/meditation
Feel free to reach out and contact us to better acquaint yourself with our reflective meditation retreat philosophy:
Linda and Bavara have a desire to lead a generous, respectful life and to share it with others. This retreat is offered on a dana basis; your giving and generosity for the teachings will be received with gratitude.