Thich Nhat Hahn says, “Meditation is not passive, sitting in silence. It is sitting in awareness, free from distraction, and realizing the clear understanding that arises from concentration.”
Meditation is not designed to be a moment of stillness in a life of chaos. It is designed to give us a life of stillness and the tools to help us easily navigate chaos. We do this by expanding our consciousness, to see what we might not have seen yesterday, to see the things that will bring us joy, but that ability to see isn’t readily available to everyone. However, it can be, in just moments of practice.
We need to calm the mind before we can center the mind.
Over the course of this three-day retreat, we will engage in a deepening of the four stages of meditation. Participants of this retreat will attend three live sessions per day with meditative practices set between the sessions. The practices will allow time for breaks to eat, but I recommend clearing your calendar of any additional distractions. Separating ourselves from distraction and committing to a focused approach improves the opportunity to break through personal barriers that might once have held us back. Because of the importance of committing to a sequential practice, live sessions will not be recorded and therefore, only portions of this workshop will not be available after the event.