Start and End: 09/03/2018 - 18/03/2018
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
This retreat is an opportunity to practice a way of being that embraces the path of wisdom and compassion based on the foundational teachings of the Buddha. It is an opportunity to enter the depths of silence, inwardly and outwardly, that allows for a spontaneous, skillful and open-hearted relationship with the moment-to-moment changing flow of life’s experience. By paying attention in this way, we come to understand how to free ourselves from deeply held patterns and awaken to our essential goodness. We will explore together the question of where the true heart lies, through the encouragement of lovingkindness – including ourselves, others and all living beings in the world, without distinction.
During this retreat, we will draw on the meditative practices of sitting, walking, work meditations and heart practices, along with dharma talks, individual and group discussions to steady and sustain us and to enliven our hearts. Held in noble silence, there will be opportunities to practice together as well as open times to find your individual rhythm in the retreat.
This retreat is suitable for new and experienced students alike.
Sharda Rogell has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 35 years and teaches in the U.S, Canada, Iceland and New Zealand. She is on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Centre in northern California near her home. Sharda has been influenced by many different Buddhist traditions, as well as by her root teacher, H. W. L. Poonja during her many trips to India. She has also been a student of A. H. Almaas in the Ridhwan School for the past 14 years.
Jeremy Logan has studied and practiced insight meditation for the past twenty-eight years, and has been teaching retreats throughout New Zealand since 1993. He lives in the Wairarapa and works as a counselor, supervisor and manager of a family violence prevention service.
TE MOATA COST: $720 PLUS DANA FOR TEACHERS. Special diet surcharge applies.