“The practice of meditation is awakening from the sleep of unawareness into the wakefulness of awareness.” — Willa Blythe Baker
When you develop a meditation practice, you are being kind to yourself and to all those you love. Actually – to all sentient beings. The sacred silence that a weekend hybrid retreat at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge provides can be the perfect way to begin your journey on the path toward awakening.
The Sanskrit word for meditation is bhavana, which means training the body-heart-mind to skillfully engage with what is here and now. Meditation is supported by mindfulness, the ability to pay attention. Learning to let go of our incessant reliance on the conceptual, thinking mind is a key part of the path.
Surrounded by Winter’s crisp light and the richness of silence, there will be ample time for guided meditation practice. In addition, personal dharma conversations will be offered, as well as time for questions. And, of course, you will enjoy the delightful food masterfully prepared by Natalia and Peter.
Please join us this weekend and accept Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche’s invitation:
Rest in Natural Great Peace this exhausted mind, beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought, like the pounding waves on the infinite ocean of samsara.
In order that we may find comfort and ease in the luminosity and all-pervading space of the true nature of our body-mind, let us generate the infinite love, compassion, joy and equanimity of Awakened Mind.