Not quite a timetable, but what's on for the weekend
The weekend will go very much like this, though changes are possible.
Meditation at dusk
settle in any time after 3.00 pm. Look forward to meeting others and share each other's attitudes towards meditation/mindfulness, practise meditation, share a light meal. Meditation at 5.30, Dinner at 6.30
Meditation at dawn
Meditation at dawn (optional though recommended) What is the difference between the meditating mind and the thinking mind? What is the sense of self in meditation vs the sense of self in ordinary thinking life? What is your experience? Experience described throughout history and recent research. Where does thinking fit with a meditative life? What about mantra? That's thinking, isn't it? Practical experience beats hearing about it.
Experiences in meditation/mindfulness: does it have to be stillness? What are other forms or approaches?
Quiet personal time to spend in Mindfulness - how will you spend a period of quiet personal time without hitting your phone, trying to "get something done" or feeling aimless? Talking together about how to be mindful before we break for the quiet time
On Saturday night, we may have a Yagna - fire ceremony - around the beaut fire-pit constructed for just such an event.
This may depend on the weather. Sitting in the spa is an alternative... bring suitable clothing (swimsuit?)
Exploring the paradigms - do we see what we expect to see, know what we expect to know, feel what we expect to feel, or is there something we don't know how to think about?
Mindful early lunch
finish at 2.30, leave premises by 3.00
What are our paradigms of consciousness, meditation, health?
Packing up and hugs goodbye!
Meditation and mindfulness –
purposeful but unhurried
Learn Still-Mind Meditation and Mindfulness
Find out ways to keep yourself steady in awareness rather than reaction - learn the methods of still-mind meditation, and mindfulness in every day life. 6 week program. Morning session at 10.00am or evening session at 6.30pm
Learn Resilience Flexibility and Problem solving
A two-part, 8 week program that gives you insight into why we are un-resilient and problem-maintaining, and the means to make a difference. 10.00 am - 12.30 pm or 6.30 pm -9.00 pm
A 3 hour still mind meditation. Easier than you think, and the time flies by! Change position whenever you feel the need. Note Precautions
Stillness Meditation Retreat at Bendigo
Meditation retreat focusing on outcomes of meditation. Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September, at Axedale near Bendigo. Places limited
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