“The teachers of this tradition and the community that has grown up around them engage one another in reflection about the experience of meditation. This inquiry is completely without judgment. It simply invites further awareness. We are all in it together, teachers and students alike. We share our insights and our questions." – Victoria Howard, Portland, OR USA
With Linda Modaro
Assistance from Erica Dutton and Traci Hodes
Friday, August 16, 2019 – Monday, August 19, 2019
Online via Zoom – Link will be sent after registration
During this online retreat, we will teach an open meditation practice that is followed by reflection and journaling. We welcome continuing students, as well as meditators who are new to our orientation towards meditation practice and retreats. 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, enabling you to be more responsive and present in your life.
We welcome long-term meditators, as well as newer meditators. Anyone who has practiced Recollective Meditation 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
This retreat will be beneficial for you if:
• You want to have a retreat in your own home.
• You want to participate in an online group practice with a live teacher and sangha.
• Option to choose your own getaway destination while participating in an online meditation retreat.
• If your work schedule does not allow you to get away for a week-long retreat.
Periods of meditation and free time will be on your own. The Dharma talks will be given online, but recorded, so you can log online to listen “live" or listen later to the recordings. Reflection groups will be scheduled online and are optional. (See schedule below)
For those who are new to our practice or would like some assistance, we will help you design a schedule taking into account your personal situation and level of practice. Here are some of the questions we will discuss with you:
• How long should I meditate?
• What activities can I do while on retreat?
• What if I can only do a portion of the retreat?
• How do I handle chores and daily meals on retreat?
• How much can I be on my phone or devices during the retreat?
Feel free to reach out and contact us to better acquaint yourself with our residential retreat and philosophy:
Sati Sangha has a desire to lead a generous, respectful life and to share it with others. Your giving and generosity for the teachings will be received with gratitude.
Suggested Fees and Dana Range: no fees, donation only
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