Incorporating the Choice I & II – September 12th to 16th 2014
This retreats contain lots of important information about who you really are, what you are and where these realizations will lead to. This work goes pretty deep and has life changing effects. The reason the retreat is called “The Choice” is, that somewhere along the line, it provides you with options to make certain choices within yourself that might change the course of your life, if you decide to do so.
It will be both enjoyable and challenging with Meditation, Mindfulness, Sound, Resonance of sound, Chanting & Mantras, Cleansing, Exercise, Good Food, Enlightening Conversations, Reflections, Dhamma Talks and Healing.
We do not and will not believe in any ideas of levels, accomplishment or training. Meditation and spirituality is for everyone. Most mornings of the retreat we will start early, way the time depending on how much sleep the group needs. We have a habit of waking everyone up in a special way.
Below is more specific information about the retreats.
Please feel free to call Geraldine for a chat on 086 3473473 or email email@example.com for more information or to chat about this retreat.
The Choice Part I - Meditation and Enlightening Conversations
We will mainly be practicing “annapanasati bhavana”, which is MINDFULNESS as taught by the Buddha. Mindfulness is a very important practice in order to become aware of the mind and its workings. All judgement CAN be stopped by Mindfulness. The veil of what you consider the “true self” shall be lifted. In between there will be time for some refreshing walks and some healings. We will also touch upon the subject of what realizing the “non self” actually is. We will also learn some, not yet revealed, forms of meditation.
The retreat is a mixture of exercises and practices that will help you realize “mind” for what it is. Many veils and layers of the perception we call “reality” will be addressed. Like a lotus flower peeling off the leaves, one by one. There are Yoga exercises, specially developed exercises, breathing techniques that will expand your lung capacity and special techniques of mindful sleeping, walking and meditating. Waking up in a mindful way is part of the course.
We will give you techniques, to be at your assistance, as “handles” you can use easily, that will help the ever busy Western mind relax, steer away from anxieties help with health problems and it can even heal phobia. You will get to know “the self” that which we perceive as “I”. We believe in practical use of all methods, he will reach you the stepping stones to do everything by yourself, for yourself.
Find Peace, find relaxing moments, find your perception of “Self”, be able to be in your energy in this bustling life. Meditation in a world of action.
Furthermore, the 5 days are perfectly balanced, with good foods as well as with supporting elements and supplements and healthy, healing and cleansing practices. There will be great Vegetarian food, so tasteful that if you’re not a vegetarian, you won’t miss it. We eat 3 times a day and it will be an event in itself enjoying each others’ company and having some great conversations.
The journey is the most important thing but it is also very important to just enjoy the experience.
The Choice Part II - The Path
We will slowly move from Mindfulness towards a precisely built-up that will lead you towards a clear path of self realization. Realization, being the key word. Amongst other forms there will be energetic work with a special form of Kundalini Yoga, Dhammakaya (original which has a DIRECT EFFECT ON KARMA), breathing meditation and hatha yoga.
We work with a lot of different methods that all support one another and all will be much clearer, by the end of the course when all seems to come together.
There will be explanations of the Dhamma as well as the possibility to ask questions that arise or have arisen, over time. You will get handy support techniques to help these and other meditations improve immediately.
There will be a few meditations that are only allowed to be passed on from acknowledged teachers on the specific subject.
We will have a few intense meditative moments, as well as deep insight.
Besides all that we do energetic work that enhances the body and mind, we will do inside and outside exercises from ancient traditions, we will also meditate in nature (with its obstacles) have some nice walks and talk about this path. The idea is NOT to get from A to B but to enjoy and realize every step of the way. We also will have a little discourse on HAPPINESS NOW.
Everything has come from sound. We will try to FEEL how this works as well as the positive effects, both physically and mentally. We will FEEL the power of sound and the metamorphosis this can invoke.
As said, the path IS the goal. So elaborating on what effects you can expect will mainly depend on your personal depth during these days. Try to (mainly) experience it for yourself and take home the positive changes it can bring you.
There will be quite a few questions that you will be asked to consider, during practice. In the end these all fit together, like a jig saw. Connecting the dots is what we’ll be doing. More and more things will become clear so that we can see deeper into the reality of the world we have created.
We hope that the “weather gods” smile upon us so we can enjoy the environment and do some practice in nature. We sincerely hope that YOU will be there too. You will change in a positive way.
This retreat will start on the Friday around 1 pm and we will end on the last day Tuesday the around 2 – 4 pm with a long resonating chant and a blessing.
The cost of the 5 day retreats is € 450
There is a special offer now of € 75 reduction if you are coming with a friend
A deposit of € 100 will be required to ensure a place in these small groups.
Please remember that monetary problems can never stand in the way of spirituality, so if there is a serious reason which would make it unavailable to you, please let us know. This cost includes food, drinks, the whole course and supporting food supplements, which are, to say the least, extraordinary.
You will receive a little booklet (to read at home) and so it is not necessary to write anything down. You CAN, however, record some of the talk for further practice at home.
See you then! Meta (loving kindness) happiness and lots of energy!
This will not be a silent retreat
“ An Attha” Mandala Image
This image is a mandala that symbolizes “An Attha”, the aspect of selflessness. You can find all of the mystical symbols of the ages in this mandala and it has a middles sphere of void, which is not the same as nothing. You could say that translated to the Western mind it is “Not Positive, Not Negative, Not Nothing, comparable (but not the same as) in western thinking the Godly stream that has no charge.
Meta is one of the most important aspects of what I teach and everything actually should come from that energy. It is loving kindness. Meta is a part of 4 sorts of empathy that we should all at first practice and then become.
Meditation is for everybody. It does not matter if you are happy or unhappy, rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy, clever or a little slow. Everybody can have all of the benefits right now. There is no need to wait until tomorrow. Energy is free. Free yourself from nostalgic and emotional feelings about the past. The past is what it is, it has past. The future is what we create right NOW in every moment. It is all about being in the NOW. Recurring themes are forgiving yourself and others, as well as Meta- loving kindness.
Love, light and Meta!
Please feel free to call Geraldine on 086 3473473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to chat about this retreat.