Meditation and Movement Retreat
Blue Manjushri retreat
Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Devon.
July 14 - 17, 2023
(Deposit £150. Numbers limited.)
Resting in the nature of mind we can open to the ground of being, the ocean of dharmakaya. However, resting is not easy. Our psychological and emotional history does not always give us the freedom to let go, open, and drop beneath our busy mind. Our mind creates our reality. It is the basis of confusion as we colour our world from our fears and projections, but it can also be the basis of clear spacious awakening. In this retreat we will begin by bringing awareness into the body to explore the levels of contraction that become barriers to our experience of settling. As we relax into the body we can begin to release some of our emotional patterning and soften our normal contracted sense of self, gradually opening to our innate clear and spacious nature. This retreat will explore the practice of Mahamudra as expressed in the “Song of Mahamudra” by Tilopa also known as the Ganges Mahamudra. This beautiful and succinct text is rich in meaning and a valuable resource for practice.
"At first the yogi feels the mind is like a tumbling waterfall;
In mid-course, like the Ganges if flows on slow and gentle;
In the end it is a great, vast ocean…." Tilopa
During this retreat the practice of Mahamudra will be combined with the deity Blue Manjushri. Mahamudra meditation is the ground from which the deities of our tantric practice arise and to which they return like clouds emerging within the space of the sky. Blue Manjushri is a deity related to the deep blue of the Vajra family and the wisdom of the dharmadatu. One of his attributes is healing and restoring what is depleted.
In between meditation session s there will also be periods of Kum Nye, a movement practice that helps free what may become stuck in the body through sitting.
This retreat is for those who have some experience of Buddhist meditation. If you are interested but have not worked with Rob before, he will need to meet briefly via Skype to have a clear sense of whether this retreat will be appropriate.
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