September 20, 2019
December 31, 2019
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The combination of modern brain science and ancient Buddhist wisdom is illuminating the embodied basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, contentment and love, and the sense of being one with everything.
Join New York Times bestselling author Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and learn experiential methods for relaxing the contracted sense of self and resting in resilient well-being at the front edge of now.
This mainly silent retreat will include guided practices, talks, sitting and walking meditation, yoga and movement, small group meetings, and Q&A sessions. We’ll explore plausible ways to strengthen the neural circuitry of these seven steps of awakening:
• Steadying the mind
• Warming the heart
• Resting in fullness
• Enjoying wholeness
• Receiving nowness
• Opening into allness
• Finding timelessness
This is an ambitious program that takes seriously the upper reaches of human potential taught by the great sages, and engages the underlying causes of these profound states of mind in the living body.
As this is a serious, experientially intense retreat, all participants must have previous participation in a 7+ day meditation retreat. Additionally, this is not appropriate for anyone vulnerable to psychotic or dissociative experiences.