Meditation and Movement Retreat
The Courageous Heart
Meditation and Movement
Rob Preece & Anna Murray-Preece
On line retreat
June 4 - 10, 2021
At the heart of the Bodhisattva's life is a quality of intention to awaken for the welfare of other. This is an opening of the heart to our innate capacity for compassion, love, joy and equanimity. These are qualities that we need both as an inner environment for our own healing, but also towards those around us as we deepen our capacity to care for others. The Bodhisattva is one who chooses to live within this world and serve the welfare of others rather than go into states of transcendence that become "spiritually detached". In this retreat we will explore the significance of our engagement with life from a place of courage, wholeheartedness and love towards others where we learn to transform inner and outer adversity into the path of awakening.
During this retreat the practice of Chenrezig will be combined with Mahamudra meditation and healing movement. Mahamudra helps to settle us in the spacious nature of awareness and compassionate presence. The process of movement enables a deepening of our capacity to transform and liberate our emotional life. This then also increases our capacity for meditation and frees energy that can become stuck in sitting practice. Rob will also introduce the practice of Mahakala, the wrathful aspect of Chenrezig, who can be a powerful ally during challenging times.
This retreat is for those who have some experience of Buddhist meditation. If you are interested but have not worked with Rob or Anna before we will need to meet or speak via Skype to have a clear sense of whether this retreat will be appropriate.